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674A 23rd Street, Oakland (at San Pablo), (510) 208-1700. $5 donation.
FRIDAY (July 12): A 1998 prison interview with David Gilbert, jailed in 1981 for his Weather Underground activities, David Gilbert: A Lifetime of Struggle (2002). For more info see www.thejerichomovement.com 7 p.m.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
WEDNESDAY (July 10): A Catherine Deneuve series continues with Alain Corneau's modern French noir Choice of Arms (1981), with Gérard Depardieu as a prison escapee threatening Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve 7 p.m.
SATURDAY (July 13): Choice of Arms 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 (July 10): "The Hip-Hop Film and Music Festival" screens F.L.E.P.P.'s The Coalition for the Homeless (2002), scored by The Living Legends, David Chalker's pugilistic Hypocrite (2002), Vie Bravo's work-in-progress Estilo Hip-Hop, and the feature-length cubamore (Joshua Bee Alafia, Cuba/US, 2001), a magical realist romance "direct from the Cuban hip-hop underground." There's also a DIY Seminar/Panel with Todd Hickey, Corey Johnson, Kevin Epps, and Kevin Fitzgerald 7 p.m.
3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, www.peacheschrist.com for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings (see Showtimes for listings), a "Midnight Mass" on Saturdays this summer. $8.
SATURDAY (July 13): John Waters' Polyester (1973), the love story of housewife Francine Fishpaw (Divine) and drive-in owner Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), screening in Odorama with Waters regular Mink Stole in person. Midnight.
429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, $7 save as noted. 552-2075, www.silentfilm.org and $10 save as noted for the S.F. Silent Film Festival (Saturday and Sunday). 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.
FRIDAY: Baz Luhrman's hyperkinetic musical romance Moulin Rouge (2001) gets another workout. Before long we may expect a Rocky Horrorlike cult to spring up to lip-synch Jim Broadbent singing "Like a Virgin," or at least a Peaches Christhosted midnight screening at the Bridge. 8 p.m.
SATURDAY: The 7th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival screens for two days, with a series of splendid and unusual films. See page 26 for more. Eddie Cline's Captain January (1924), with child star Diane "Baby Peggy" Serra in person 11 a.m. Cecil B. DeMille's version of Survivor, Male and Female (1919) 1:30 p.m. Shiraz (Franz Osten, India, 1928) 6:15 p.m. The hilarious Harold Lloyd comedy Girl Shy (Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, 1924). $12. 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Silent Film Festival -- Girl Shy 11 a.m. A program of Lost Films includes clips and trailers for many otherwise missing movies 1:30 p.m. Lois Weber's The Blot (1921) 4 p.m. William Wyler's Hell's Heroes (1929), with Wyler actor Terence Stamp in person. $12 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (July 15-17): Vittorio DeSica's neorealist masterpiece of a cranky old man and his dog, Umberto D (Italy, 1952) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 1, 3, 5 p.m.
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.
STARTS TUESDAY: The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, U.K., 1992) screens through August 4 8:30, 10:30 p.m.; also Fri & Sat midnight
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.
WEDNESDAY: A "Higher Education" series of college-based films screens Gregory LaCava's The Age of Consent (1932), a social problem drama about sexually active collegians relayed with a good dose of LaCava's trademark humor, soon to be deployed in such screwball classics as My Man Godfrey. Recommended 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A "Second Chance" series of PFA-screened films that were sold out or otherwise deserve another showing commences with Andre S. Labarthe's documentary about Gallic moralist Eric Rohmer: With Supporting Evidence (1994; 7 p.m.), and Rohmer's The Aviator's Wife (1980; 9:15 p.m.), about a "sleep-deprived paranoid obsessive" in love.
FRIDAY: A series of films by Brazilian director Sergio Bianchi screens Romance (1987; 7:30 p.m.), on the mystery surrounding the death of a crusading journalist, and Chronically Unfeasible (2000; 9:30 p.m.), on strange doings in a high-class restaurant. Romance repeats on Tuesday.
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