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.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... well, closer than that, in Middle Earth ... an epic was forged. More recently, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings (New Zealand, 2001) is a briskly paced forced march through Tolkien's adventure Thurs & Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 2, 5:30, 9 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, merry hobbits played and romped. These wee folk were named Dylan, Joni, Danko, and the evil wizard Darth Morrison. The breaking of their fellowship's commemorated in Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz (1978) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (June 25 & 26): Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1965) is the enchanting prequel to The Last Waltz trilogy, with the young hobbit Dylan seizing the ring of power from the hapless Donovan 7:15, 9:20 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.
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: Henry Bean's The Believer (2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 21-27): Chris Smith's Home Movie (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.
WEDNESDAY: A short series of films by the late Billy Wilder screens the gothic Hollywood story Sunset Blvd. (1950; 7:30 p.m.) and the classic noir Double Indemnity (1944; 5:30, 9:30 p.m.).
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The underrated Cold War spoof One, Two, Three (1961; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:25 p.m.), with James Cagney in his last major role, screens with the iconographic Marilyn Monroe vehicle The Seven Year Itch (1955; 5:30, 9:35 p.m.)
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org, and (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.
DAILY: Isaac Julien'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 19): Michael Dean's D.I.Y. or Die (2002) celebrates "do it yourself" musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers and others, who "spurn the commercial world and brave life as an independent." And it's indeed true that some of them would turn down an offer from Nike or the Rockefeller Foundation. Some. $7 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (June 20): Veteran New York experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs' taped version of the events of Sept. 11 and their aftermath, Circling Zero (2002). $7 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 21): A three-week "Jazz in June" series concludes with Joel Katz's Strange Fruit (U.K., 2001), the history of the anti-lynching song. $6 8 p.m. In the Center for the Arts Theater, the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival screens Sugar Sweet at 6:30 p.m. and Please Don't Stop at 9 p.m. $8.50 each.
SATURDAY (June 22): SFILGFF screenings in the YBCA Theater -- True Hearted Vixens and Body 1 p.m. Novela, Novela 4 p.m. Shorts on transgender themes 6:30 p.m. From the 1970s, Tricia's Wedding and Elevator Girls in Bondage 9 p.m. $8.50 each.
TUESDAY (June 25): Martin Meissonnier's Invisible War (2000) claims that the U.S. has dropped depleted uranium on Iraq and Yugoslavia; Amer Alwan's Children of the Embargo (2000) blames the U.N. embargo for mass starvation in Iraq. Presented by the Arab Film Festival. $7 7:30 p.m.
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