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314 11th St. (at Folsom), 820-3907 and for more information on this program. S.F. DocFest screens here May 16-21. All films digitally projected. $8.

THURSDAY: Spelling bee pressures mount in Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2002) 6 p.m. Fans congregate to see Phantom Menace; why? Starwoids (Dennis Przywara, 2002) 8 p.m.

FRIDAY: The director's mom dowses for water in Divining Mom (George Kachadorian, 2002) 5 p.m. They Might Be Giants is profiled in Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (A.J. Schnack, 2002) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: There's wrestling in Paul Hough's The Backyard (2002) 2 p.m. Peter Lynch's film about a live video streamer, Cyberman (2002) 4:45 p.m. Hackers hack in Jennifer Read's Owned 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Polygamy as practiced by Israel's "Hebrew Israelites" in Sister Wife (Timna Goldstein and Hadar Kleinman, Israel, 2002) 1 p.m. Teens make films in Chain Camera (Kirby Dick, 2002) 3 p.m. A schizophrenic musician is The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll (Daniel Bitton, Canada, 2001), plus a profile of S.F. street musician Carlos Guitarlos, With Another True Story of My Miserable Fucked Up Life (Morten Jensen and Carl Theilen, 2002) 5 p.m. A shorts program, "Sex Inc." 7 p.m.

MONDAY: A friend investigates a filmmaker's disappearance in Missing Allen (Christian Bauer, Germany, 2001) 5:45 p.m. Extra! The music industry is commercial! Money for Nothing (Daniel Robin, 2002) and locally made shorts 7:45 p.m. Hippies who dropped out in the late '60s and are still out there, eating squirrels, are asked What Are You Going to Do for Toilet Paper? in Ben Thompson's documentary 9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: David Fisher seeks a lost sibling in Love Inventory (Israel, 2001) 5:45 p.m. Author tells all in Kinky Friedman: Proud to Be an Asshole From El Paso (Simone de Vries, Netherlands, 2001) 7:45 p.m. Mouth sounds are music in Breath Control: The History of the Human Beatbox (Joey Garfield, 2002) 9:30 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.

DAILY: Isaac Julian's Looking for Langston (1989), a film poem about Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes, screens through July 14 at 11 a.m. Daily screenings of three documentaries by artist-in-residence Ellen Bruno on social issues in three Asian countries, Samsara, Satya, and Sacrifice, repeat thrice daily through July 14. Free with gallery admission noon, 2, 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (May 15): Philip Rodriguez's Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana (2001) charts the odd relationship of these two cities, while Alfeu Franca's Ota Benga: A Pygmy in America (2002) uses found footage and animation to look at American attitudes toward indigenous people. Filmmakers in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (May 16): The S.F. Cinematheque screens videos by Daniel Reeves, who presents "observations of animate and inanimate objects as fields for contemplation." Films include Obsessive Becoming, Smothering Dreams, and his latest, One With Everything. Artist in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (May 17): The first two entries in Bill Douglas' highly regarded, autobiographical trilogy about growing up in a Scottish mining village in the 1940s, My Childhood (1972) and My Ain Folk (1973). $6 8 p.m.


Stanford University screens 35 short films by its students at the 2002 Stanford Student Film Festival May 16-18. For more information, see

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