The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — Sundance Kabuki, AMC Van Ness, AMC Metreon

Terry Gilliam returns to the fray with this colorful and star-studded exercise in free association. Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell. Been hearing good things. Website.

Black Dynamite — The Red Vic

High production value meets low civil rights appreciation. Info.

Holy Grail/Life of Brian, Noir City — The Castro

The Castro Theatre finally stops showing Nine and ushers in a week of noir. Classics like The Asphalt Jungle, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Pickup on South Street accompany lesser knowns like Women’s Prison and Slattery’s Hurricane. Schedule.

Conart Confidential: The Great Contemporary Art Bubble / Inglourious Basterds — The Roxie

At the Roxie this weekend you can watch some guy talk about contemporary art in one theater and then walk over to the other and see Quentin Tarantino shit on it. Conart info. Schedule.

Creation — Embarcadero

“Creation is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history…Described by director Jon Amiel as part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story, the film promises a Charles Darwin as you’ve never seen him before.” Oooh good because I never have seen him before. Info. Website.

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