Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.
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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
SATURDAY (June 22): Cold Days (Jean Luc-Godard, 1965), with Belmondo absconding to the South of France with mistress Anna Karina 2 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
WEDNESDAY (June 19): An Oregon indie, Karma Got Friendly (Joshua Bovinette, 2002), is a "moody comedy" about two co-dependent buddies 8 p.m.
THURSDAY (June 20): The ATA's monthly "Open Screening" -- $3; free for artistes. BYO video by 7 p.m., screenings at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 21): "Kite Spool Cinema," a collection of short films and video projects by aspiring locals -- "a tribute to those who work hard and to those who like to make things" 8 p.m.
429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, and (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $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: The 26th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival continues here with Franz Fanon/The Darker Side of Black 1 p.m. Queens Don't Lie 4 p.m. Food of Love 6:30 p.m. Markova: Comfort Gay 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Foreign Tongues" (international gay shorts) 1 p.m. "Not for Adults" but for gay and lesbian teenagers; free for those 18 and under 3:45 p.m. Karmen Geï 6:30 p.m. Wu Yen 9 p.m.
FRIDAY: Speak Up! and Out in the Cold, free for 18 years old and under 11 a.m. Sister Smile 1 p.m. The Devil in the Holy Water 3:30 p.m. The Lawless Heart 6 p.m. All the Queen's Men 8:30 p.m. Whether You Like It or Not 11 p.m.
SATURDAY: Friends in High Places 11 a.m. "Pups and Pussies" (animal-themed shorts) 1 p.m. Days 3:30 p.m. A Family Affair 6:30 p.m. Revolutionary Girl Utena 8:45 p.m. Cartoon program 11 p.m.
SUNDAY: "Come Out, Come Out" (shorts) 11 a.m. Shorts about young women 1:30 p.m. Incidental Journey and I Am Not What You Want 3:45 p.m. The Heart's Root 6:15 p.m. The Politics of Fur 9 p.m.
MONDAY: Sugar Sweet 1 p.m. Tom 3:45 p.m. A new print of John Sayles' Lianna (1983) 6 p.m. "It's a Woman's World" (shorts) 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: The Man I Love (Stephane Giusti, France, 2002), "an improbable romance" liked by our Gary Morris 1 p.m. A Family Affair 3:30 p.m. Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancydancing 6:30 p.m. Isaac Julien's Young Soul Rebels (U.K., 1991) 9 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 22): The Exploratorium honors the summer solstice with "Sites of Summer: Landscapes on Film," a program of four shorts including Centuries of June (Stan Brakhage and Joseph Cornell, 1955-65) and Bruce Baillie's All My Life (1966), a three-minute tracking shot down a flower-covered fence 2 p.m.
FINE ARTS CINEMA
WEDNESDAY: A program of the films and videos of Holland's Clara Van Gool, including dance films with intriguing titles like Biting and Other Effects, screens at 7:15 p.m. Annik Leroy's Vers La Mer (Belgium, 1999; 9:30 p.m.) is a leisurely trip down the Danube River, with portraits of life along the way in Central and Eastern Europe.
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Orson Welles' half-hour fatalistic fable The Fountain of Youth (1958; 7:15 p.m.) plays with Paul Thomas Anderson's fable of fate Magnolia (1999; 8 p.m.), which screens with a one-minute film by William Farley, Becoming an Artist (1982).
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. 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.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: The popular farce La Cage aux Folles (Edouard Molinaro, France, 1979), remade here as The Birdcage 8:45, 10:30 p.m.; also Fri & Sat midnight.
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. SFILGFF $8.50, matinees (before 5 p.m.) $6 save as noted.
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