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 Hurt2, 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 Outsiders7, 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.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A new print of the beloved Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952) 5, 7:30 p.m.; also Fri 10 p.m.; Sat & Sun 2:30, 10 p.m.