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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.

WEDNESDAY (June 12): A Jean-Paul Belmondo series continues with Philippe de Broca's swashbuckler Cartouche (1963) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 15): Belmondo's an informer -- or is he? -- in Jean-Pierre Melville's excellent Le Doulos (The Fingerman, 1961) 2 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (June 13): David Kaplowitz's In Whose Interest? (2002) is offered as a study of "The Practical Horrible Realities of Power" linking Sept. 11 and U.S. foreign policy 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 14): Iconoclast S.F., the San Francisco Black Independent Film Festival, screens the half-hour documentaries Public Housing Scandal, about the loss of public housing in the Fillmore and Bayview-Hunters Point, and A Time to Be Remembered, celebrating Juneteenth 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 15): A three-Saturday series of the ironic documentaries of Emile de Antonio commences with his satiric portrait of Richard Nixon, Millhouse: A White Comedy (1971) 8 p.m.


429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,, and (925) 866-9559 and for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $7 regular admission, $8.50 general, $6 matinee screenings for the SFILGFF save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: Jean-Pierre Denis' Murderous Maids (France, 2000). See Ongoing for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The 26th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival opens with Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu (Hong Kong, 2001), with gala to follow. $95 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Gay shorts from Australia noon. Queer Asian cinema 3 p.m. Treading Water 6 p.m. Girl King 8:30 p.m. Drag queen shorts 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: "Fun in Boys' Shorts" 11 a.m. "Fun in Girls' Shorts" 1:30 p.m. Hand on the Pulse 4:30 p.m. Hush! 6:45 p.m. Luster 10 p.m.

SUNDAY: Anne Heche is spoofed in "Call Me Cwazy" 11 a.m. All About My Father 1 p.m. Questioning Faith 3:15 p.m. American Mullet 6:30 p.m. Fish and Elephant 9 p.m.

MONDAY: All About My Father 1 p.m. It's My Life and Simon and I 3 p.m. Keeping It Real 6:30 p.m. A.K.A. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: Girl King 8:30 p.m. "I Exist," a program from the Middle East's gay and lesbian community 3:30 p.m. "Dyke Drama" (shorts) 6:30 p.m. Spacked Out 9 p.m.


600 Embarcadero, (877) 467-1745 or for more information on these programs. The San Francisco Black Film Festival screens here this week. $8 save as noted. See also programs listed online as screening Saturday and Sunday at Delancey Street Town Hall (auditorium in same building).

THURSDAY (June 13): Journey to Justice and shorts noon. Shorts including a documentary on Wee Pals cartoonist Morrie Turner 2 p.m. Handle Your Business 5 p.m. Low Down Underground and other shorts 7 p.m. Yo Alien 9 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 14): Two Towns of Jasper noon. Honor Before Glory 2:30 p.m. Two Guns 4 p.m. That's My Face 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Bomba -- Dancing the Drum. $25 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 15): Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 10 a.m. Essence of Queen and King and other shorts 12:15 p.m. Blue Hill Avenue 2 p.m. Otomo 4:45 p.m. Way Past Cool 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (June 16): Documentaries on Hattie McDaniel and Langston Hughes 11 a.m. My Man Done Me Wrong and other films on unusual relationships 2:30 p.m. Fidel 5 p.m. From Burkina Faso, Sia, the Python's Dream 7:30 p.m.


2451 Shattuck (at Haste), Berkeley, (510) 848-1143, $8. Berkeley's innovatively programmed art house puts on some of the most conceptually daring double bills in town.

WEDNESDAY: A British nurse takes a job with the triumphant Nazis in occupied England in the "alternative world" of It Happened Here (Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo, U.K., 1966; 7:15 p.m.), screening with Michael Curtiz's beloved Casablanca (1942; 9:10 p.m.).

THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (June 13-19): A program of the films and videos of Holland's Clara Van Gool, including dance films with intriguing titles like Biting and Other Effects, and the "psychological portraits" of Passing Future, screens at 7:15 p.m. Annik Leroy's Vers La Mer (Belgium, 1999; 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 5:30 p.m.) is a leisurely trip down the Danube River, with portraits of life along the way in Central and Eastern Europe.


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine. Closed Mondays.

DAILY: The popular farce La Cage aux Folles (Edouard Molinaro, France, 1979) screens through June 23, mercifully free in its original incarnation from both Robin Williams and Nathan Lane 8:45, 10:30 p.m.; also Fri & Sat midnight.


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 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.


425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, 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, 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.

WEDNESDAY (June 12): A ride across the Sahara Desert goes awry in Tim Bridwell's Rendezvous in Samarkand 8 p.m.

THURSDAY (June 13): A Los Angeles man contemplates his dating dilemmas in Gregory Lanesey's 30: Still Single, Contemplating Suicide 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 14): A jaded concert promoter in Madrid connects with a poetry slammer in Radiation, by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinksy 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, 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.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $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.

WEDNESDAY: A series of the video work of Russia's Alexander Sokurov continues with Moscow Elegy (U.S.S.R., 1986/1988), a portrait of the exiled director Andrei Tarkovsky 7:30 p.m.

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.

SATURDAY: Adrian Johnson performs his original score for Alexander Dovzhenko's splendid, deep-rooted, and loamy Earth (U.S.S.R., 1930). $10 7:30 p.m.

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, $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.

THURSDAY (June 13): The Bruce Lee martial arts extravaganza Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973) screens as a benefit for Suigetsukan Dojo. $8 6:30, 9:15 p.m.

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, $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.

THURSDAY: Bartleby 7 p.m. Enigma 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Murderous Maids 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Wang Xizoshuai's Beijing Bicycle (China, 2001). Call for times and other films.

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, $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, $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.


Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, "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.


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, $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, $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, $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..

FRIDAY (June 14): A three-week "Jazz in June" series continues with Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America (1985), about -- who else -- Ornette Coleman. $6 7, 9 p.m.

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