530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
THURSDAY (June 13): A series of the early films of Wim Wenders screens his first feature, Summer in the City (1970), about a man's wanderings after prison, and the experimental short Same Player Shoots Again (1967) 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 18): Silver City (1968), a short shot from Wenders' apartment window, screens with the excellent Alice in the Cities (1973), about a reporter's wanderings in America with a little girl 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400 for San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night tickets, (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. SFILGFF films $8.50, matinees (before 5 p.m.) $6 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: The Opening Night attraction of the San Francisco Black Film Festival is Eriq La Salle's Crazy as Hell (2002), with reception with the director to follow. $55 6 p.m.
THURSDAY: The 26th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival opens here with Margaret Cho's second concert film, Notorious C.H.O. (2002). Opening Night Gala to follow. $95 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: SFILGFF -- International gay shorts 6 p.m. Episodes of the Brit TV series Bob & Rose 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: SFILGFF -- Myth of Father 12:30 p.m. Bob & Rose, Program 2 3 p.m. Replay 6:30 p.m. She Wears Cuff Links 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: No scheduled programs.
MONDAY: SFILGFF -- That's My Face 6:30 p.m. "OUTer Limits" (shorts) 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: SFILGFF -- "Strange Bedfellows" (shorts) 6:30 p.m. Ordinary Sinner 9 p.m.
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. Video screenings of Italian films.
TUESDAY (June 18): Maurizio Nichetti's Luna e l'altra (Magic Lantern, 1996), about a rigid schoolteacher with a detached alter ego. Subtitled 6:30 p.m.
510 Larkin (at Turk), 820-3907, www.sfindie.com. This "Rock 'n' Roll DJ Bar" offers an "SF IndieFest MicroCinema" Wednesdays through Saturdays. All screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY (June 13): A Los Angeles man contemplates his dating dilemmas in Gregory Lanesey's 30: Still Single, Contemplating Suicide 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 15): It's post-World War Texas, and Radio Free Steve keeps busy killing albino vampire mutants 8 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $7.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Jonathan Parker's Bartleby (France, 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 14-20): Henry Bean's The Believer (2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $7, second show $1.50. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC's Berkeley Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
THURSDAY: A series of restored prints of films by the radical documentarian Joris Ivens concludes with The Seventeenth Parallel (Ivens and Marceline Loridan, France, 1968), a record of two months spent on the line dividing North and South Vietnam, rained on continuously by American bombs 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A series of films by Poland's Andrezj Munk screens his early features The Men of the Blue Cross (1955; 7:30 p.m.), re-creating mountain struggles of World War II with veterans playing themselves, and Man on the Tracks (1956; 8:50 p.m.), a Rashomon-like look at the death of a railwayman.
SUNDAY: Frank Borzage's Lucky Star (1929), a rural romance with Charles Farrell as a disabled veteran in love with Janet Gaynor, accompanied by Adrian Johnson with another original score. Highly recommended. $10 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: "Retrieved Images," a program of films reusing old footage, includes Jean Liotta's Maria Movie (2001), Lewis Klahr's The Aperture of Ghosting (2001), and Harun Farocki's I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (2000), constructed from prison surveillance footage 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.finc.org. $8.50. This three-screen repertory theater is operated by the Film Institute of Northern California. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY: A documentary about the San Francisco mayor's race between Willie Brown and Tom Ammiano, See How They Run (Emily Morse and Kelly Duane, 2001), screens with filmmakers in person 7 p.m. Jonathan Parker's Bartleby (2002) 7, 9 p.m. Enigma (Michael Apted, U.K., 2002) 9:15 p.m. Jean-Pierre Denis' Murderous Maids (France, 2001) 6:30, 8:30 p.m.
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