WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Kevin Epps' locally filmed Straight Outta Hunters Point (2001), screening as a benefit for the Hunters Point Youth Park Foundation and the Helping Hands Foundation. Filmmaker in person at evening screenings. $8 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Strangers meet for sex; and the result is Intimacy (Patrice Chereau, France/U.K., 2001) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Rachel Liebling's High Lonesome (1992) is a documentary history of bluegrass music 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $7; IndieFest programs $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
WEDNESDAY: The fourth annual S.F. Independent Film Festival continues with Party 7 12:30 p.m. Cartoonist Bill Plympton's Mutant Aliens 2:45 p.m. Penelope Spheeris' latest rock doc, We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N Roll 5 p.m. To Protect and Serve7:15 p.m. "Love Sex Desire" (shorts, including one by actress Sarah Polley) 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: IndieFest - Mary/Mary 5 p.m. "The Global Village" (shorts) 7:15 p.m. Blue Spring 9:30 p.m.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $8.25. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 8-14): Tsai Ming-liang's What Time Is It There?(Taiwan/France, 2001); see Ongoing for review 1:45, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.swixo.com. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Preston Sturges co-scripted Thirty Day Princess (Marion Gering, 1934; 7:30 p.m.), with Sylvia Sidney in two roles, as a princess visiting America and her actress double. Paramount's all-star Alice in Wonderland(Norman Z. McLeod, 1933; 6:05, 8:55 p.m.) features Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty, and many more. It's a real curio, but lots of fun.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Grant plays a womanizing plastic surgeon who woos his re-creation, Genevieve Tobin, away from hubby Everett Everest Horton, and lives to regret it in the comedy Kiss and Make Up (Harlan Thompson, 1934; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 4:45 p.m.). Lowell Sherman's Born to Be Bad(1934; 6:10, 8:55 p.m.) was one of the more notorious, and one of the last, pre-Code films, directly dealing with illegitimacy, adultery, and blackmail; it was heavily recut by Paramount before release and is still only an hour long. Loretta Young is guilty of all of the above, and Grant her intended target.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.
WEDNESDAY (Feb. 6): The fourth annual S.F. Independent Film Festival continues here with The New Women12:30 p.m. The Journeyman 12:45 p.m. Bad Trip 5 p.m. Love on the Run 7:15 p.m. Unspeakable 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (Feb. 7): IndieFest - It's All About You2:45 p.m. "Strange Tales" (shorts) 5 p.m. you don't know what i got 7:15 p.m. Cookers9:30 p.m. Closing Night Party follows.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.
THURSDAY (Feb. 7): The S.F. Cinematheque offers a program of new films from the Canyon Cinema collective. Visit www.sfcinematheque.org for details. $7 7:30 p.m.
STARTS SATURDAY: Daily (Tuesday through Sunday) screenings of Eurotika!, a nine-part documentary series on low-budget Eurotrash cinema of the 1960s and '70s, begin Feb. 9 and repeat through April 21. On Saturday, Spanish horror and directors Max Pecas (I Am a Nymphomaniac) and Mike Reeves (The Conqueror Worm); on Tuesday, Jean Rollin, Jess Franco, and Italian horror. No screening this Sunday. Free with gallery admission noon, 2, 4 p.m.
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