SATURDAY: Scott Ritter's In Shifting Sands (2002) promises "the truth about UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq" every Saturday at noon. Run away with Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terrys Jones and Gilliam, U.K., 1975) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Stealing the Fire (John S. Friedman and Eric Nadler, 2002) traces the roots of Iraq's nuclear program to a German cartel and screens here weekly at noon. Paul Cox' s portrait of the artist as a letter writer, Vincent (France/Australia, 1988), profiles Van Gogh in his own words, as read by John Hurt 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.
MONDAY: Curator Jenni Olson screens coming attractions from the 1950s-1980s over two programs, "Trailer Camp" at 7 p.m., and "Bride of Trailer Camp" at 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: The world premiere of a new surfing documentary, The Outsiders 7, 9 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 its monthly screenings. $15.
THURSDAY (Dec. 12): Filmmaker Jed Weintrob in person with his forthcoming comedy about Manhattan's cybersex industry, On Line (2002) 7 p.m.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9. 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: Christian Frei's documentary War Photographer (Switzerland, 2001); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 13-19): Diane Kurys' Children of the Century (France, 2001); see Opening for review. Call for times.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.
DAILY (closed Mondays): Screenings of "Bay Area Now 3" programs of recent documentaries continue through Jan. 12, free with gallery admission. On Wednesdays, children speak freely in No Dumb Questions (Melissa Regan, 2001) and She Wants to Talk to You (Anita Chang, 2001); on Thursdays, See How They Run (Emily Morse, Kelly Duane, and Tony Saxe, 2001) the 2000 mayor's race; on Fridays, a roller derby queen is Demon of the Derby (Sharon Marie Rutter, 2001); on Saturdays, the dot-com era's Boom! The Sound of Eviction (Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark Liiv, Adams Wood, 2001) is recalled; on Sundays, a profile of lovely life in Livermore (Rachel Raney and David Murray, 2002); on Tuesdays, Artists in Exile: A Story of Modern Dance in San Francisco by Austin Forbord and Shelley Trott (2000) noon.
THURSDAY (Dec. 12): Luis Recorder's "Liminal Lumen" series of films made without a camera mixes found footage and projector light and includes Shift and Liquid Light. Artist in person 7:30 p.m.
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