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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

If the prospect of watching James Franco play with primates in Rise of the Planet of the Apes isn't enough to get you off the couch this weekend, we've got several worthy alternatives in this week's Indie Theater Roundup, which comes complete with an Easter egg of sorts: a YouTube video of the late Patrick Swayze recalling his least favorite line in Dirty Dancing! Enjoy.

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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

With the Silent Film Festival opening today at the Castro and the Jewish Film Festival just around the corner, it's a typically busy summer for Bay Area cinephiles. And if you'd rather avoid the hustle and bustle of the festival crowds, and the massive throng of Muggles lining up to greet Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, no problem – check out any of these indies for a quick cure to your summertime blues.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Looking to take refuge from the weekend traffic in the air-conditioned confines of a darkened theater? Check out the best of this summer's indie fare – including Bride Flight, Twin Sisters director Ben Sombogaart's award-winning epic romance – now playing at San Francisco's venerable arthouse cinemas, and enjoy your Fourth of July safely, merrily and with a hefty helping of holiday BBQ.

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Where: Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd., 415-751-3213
When: All Week

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

With Frameline35 wrapping up Sunday and the Jewish Film Festival (July 21 – Aug. 8) right around the corner, now is the time to take a breather from the festival circuit and check out one of these offerings currently playing at an indie theater near you.

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Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835

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