THURSDAY: Bartleby 7 p.m. Enigma 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Murderous Maids 9 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (June 14-16): VES 2002, the fourth annual festival of the Visual Effects Society, hosts programs of effects supervisors on such films as Spider-Man, Attack of the Clones, and Black Hawk Down, plus retrospectives with Ray Harryhausen, Douglas Trumbull, and others. Call (310) 315-6055 for more info.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 17-20): Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai, China, 2001). Call for times.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Larry Fessenden's neo-expressionist horror film Wendigo (2002). See Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Ain't she sweet? Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Parisian pleasure Amélie (France, 2001) 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (June 18 & 19): Much creepier, and equally inventive, was The City of Lost Children (Jeunet and Marc Caro, France, 1995) 7, 9:40 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $7 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Japanese art/horror director Takashi Miike's action film City of Lost Souls (2001) in its U.S. theatrical premiere. It's about an outlaw couple's struggles against yakuza and deportation. See Ongoing for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Christopher Münch's The Sleepy Time Gal (2001), a drama with Jacqueline Bisset, Seymour Cassel, and Martha Plimpton, screens through June 25 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sffs.org. "The Seventh Art: New Dimensions in Cinema," a collaboration between SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society, continues a monthly series with filmmakers in person this week. $15.
THURSDAY (June 13): Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson appears with Tilda Swinton at a screening of their new movie, Teknolust (2002), a campy science-fiction comedy. A Q&A follows 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
August Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, 338-1629 for information on this program. Free.
MONDAY (June 17): The San Francisco chapter of the international animation society ASIFA hosts cartoon historian Mike Barrier, author of the highly readable Hollywood Cartoons, for a book-signing and a screening of several rare late-1920s/early-1930s works, including a 1928 Aesop's Fable, cartoons with forgotten heroes like Scrappy and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and more 7:30 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.
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.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.swixo.com/stanford. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff. A Cary Grant retrospective continues.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Grant's difficulties in consummating his marriage with Army officer Ann Sheridan keep Howard Hawks' comedy I Was a Male War Bride (1948; 7:30 p.m.) perking along, while Betsy Drake does what she has to do to land baby doc Cary in Don Hartman's Every Girl Should Be Married (1948; 5:50, 9:25 p.m.).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
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.
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 (June 12): A Latino Film Festival screening of Un Embrujo (A Spell, Carlos Carrera, Mexico, 1998), about a schoolteacher who has sex with a 12-year-old in 1928 Yucatán, and who returns many years later. $7 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (June 13): Films by Dana Plays include the found-footage Nuclear Family. Director in person. $7 7:30 p.m..
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