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Film Showtimes for the week of November 3-9, 2010 

Wednesday, Nov 3 2010

Artists' Television Access. "Radical Light: Women of the West — '70s Bay Area Experimentalists": Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. $6. "Praise the Tube": Outsider and vintage religious programming from the cable access stations and backyards of the nation. Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. $6. "Recent Documentary (Light Captured/Divisions Recorded)": New films by Brad Butler & Karen Mirza and Steve Reinke. Sat., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. "Cold War Art": Other Cinema: Megan Shaw Prelinger and others present short archival films. Sat., Nov. 6, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. French Cinema Now: The San Francisco Film Society's annual festival dedicated to new work from France. Through Nov. 3. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893,

Exploratorium. Exploratorium After Dark: Fear: This four-hour program includes short experimental films, including a 60-minute segment called "Alone in the Dark: Projected Phobias." These films probe responses to fear and examine how cinema can be an emotional catalyst as well as a cathartic tool. Visitors 18 and over only. Thu., Nov. 4, 6 p.m. $15. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 561-0360,

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558,

Multiple San Francisco locations. Call for Submissions: Iranian Film Festival: Fest seeks films by and about Iranians; see website for details. Through Aug. 1, 2011. free. South Asian Film Festival: Eighth annual. Nov. 3-7. Cinema by the Bay: This San Francisco Film Society four-day festival features new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area. It includes Chris Brown's feature, Fanny, Annie & Danny. Nov. 5-8. multiple addresses.

Oddball Films. "Lost Animation V": An evening of rarely screened classics and obscurities of animation from around the world. Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. $10. "Soul Music Spectacular": An evening of rare 16mm films of 1960s and 1970s soul and blues. Sat., Nov. 6, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Palace of Fine Arts. Light the Wick: A Teton Gravity Research high-definition production of ski and snowboard athletes. Wed., Nov. 3. $10-$15. Wintervention: Film by Warren Miller depicts winter sports athletes including Chris Davenport, Jonny Moseley, and Lindsey Vonn in Alaska, Norway, Canada, and Antarctica. Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley. Nov. 9-10. $27.25. 3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642,

Red Vic Movie House. The Kids Are All Right: Mark Ruffalo and two mommies. Through Nov. 3, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers: Chip Mabry's roller derby documentary. Thu., Nov. 4, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. I'm Still Here: Casey Affleck's semi-hoax about celebrity. Nov. 5-6. Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer: James Dirschberger's documentary about the politician. Sat., Nov. 6. Journey from Zanskar: Frederick Marx's feature about Tibet. Nov. 7-8. Dark Legacy: John Hankey's documentary about how George W. Bush killed John F. Kennedy. Tue., Nov. 9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Howl: Film based on the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg that resulted from his landmark poem. Through Nov. 8. $6-$10. Ticked Off Trannies with Knives: Film about vengeful cross-dressers mirroring the exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s. Through Nov. 3. $6-$10. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as "Banksy." Through Nov. 8. $6-$10. Taking Root: The story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement. Wed., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. $6-$10. Nice Guy Johnny: Screening of the film by Edward Burns. Thu., Nov. 4. 36 Quai des Orfevres: French police action film starring Gérard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil. Mon., Nov. 8. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Carlos: Olivier Assayas's five and a half hour portrait of famed terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Nov. 5-11, 12:15 & 6:45 p.m. $8-$15. 1881 Post (at Fillmore), 929-4650,

The Lab. Call for Submissions: Rough Cuts: Screening of in-progress documentaries; see website for details. Through Nov. 11. Essential SF: Bay Area film legends. Mon., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. $11-$12.50. 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855,

VIZ Cinema. Journey from Zanskar: Frederick Marx's feature about Tibet. Wed., Nov. 3. Detroit Metal City: Toshio Lee's musical comedy. Thu., Nov. 4, 7:15 p.m. New Media Film Festival SF Bay Area Market and Forum: Screenings and discussion. Nov. 5-6. The Chef of South Polar: Shuichi Okita's comedy. Nov. 7-12. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Remembering Kazuo Ohno": Series featuring the Butoh performer. Nov. 4-21. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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