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SATURDAY: Chinese Cinema -- A young woman sacrifices for her country and the Party in a three-hour epic "time capsule of naïve idealism" Song of Youth (Cui Wei, Chen Huaikai, 1959) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Chinese Cinema -- An inspirational film about the relationship between a teacher and a boy, The Tutor (Li Hong, 1999) 7 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: A. Sandler gets KO'd in P.T. Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: 1970s skateboard culture is chronicled in Stacy Peralta's Dogtown and Z-Boys (2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Rap and break dancing's formative years -- who'da thought break dancing wouldn't survive? -- in Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style (1982) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY: Patricia Cardoso redefines women in Real Women Have Curves (2002) 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY: Women's bodybuilding is documented in Sharon Pellerin's A Woman's Definition (2002), with director in person 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (March 11 & 12): Hilary Birmingham's small-town drama Tully (2002) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.

DAILY: Randall Wright's David Hockney: Secret Knowledge (U.K., 2001); see Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4 p.m.


S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 822-2885, $7 save as noted. The San Francisco Cinematheque specializes in avant-garde, historical, and experimental films at venues around the Bay Area, including the Yerba Buena Center (see separate entry).

SUNDAY (March 9): Music videos and other works by artist-in-person Art Jones include Love Song #1, Mama Said Knock You Out One More Time, 711, and a live VJ performance 7:30 p.m.


2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $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: Gus Van Sant's Gerry (2003); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 7-13): Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer, Austria, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $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 & THURSDAY: A Pre-Code series puts virtue in peril at the hands of aging roué Warren William, star of Employees' Entrance (Roy Del Ruth, 1933; 7:30 p.m.) and Beauty and the Boss (Del Ruth, 1932; 6:10, 9 p.m.). Loretta Young and Marian Marsh are featured, respectively, as Employee and Beauty.

FRIDAY: An outstanding color noir, John Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven (1945; 7:30 p.m.), stars Gene Tierney as a ruthless redhead and screens in an original nitrate, Technicolor print. Ben Hecht's reputedly offbeat Specter of the Rose (1946; 5:50, 9:30 p.m.) is a melodrama set in the world of ballet.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Two of the most classic of classic noirs -- you can get your complete screen education right here, with Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 3:45 p.m.), with Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer, representing the form at its most seductive, and Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955; 5:30, 9:20 p.m.) showing noir at its most baroque.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.

DAILY: Continuous loop screenings by Swedish video artists through April 13 -- On Wednesdays, Annika Ström's The Artist Live; on Thursdays, Ström's Ten New Love Songs; on Fridays, Anneè Olofsson's Ricochet and The Thrill Is Gone; on Saturdays, Annika Larsson's Cigar; on Sundays, Larsson's 40-15; on Tuesdays, Olofsson's You Need Her and You Want Her Golden Hair. Free with gallery admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (March 5): A Goethe-Institut screening of Sainkho (Erica von Moeller, Austria, 2002), about the return home of the Tuva, Mongolia-born singer. $6 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (March 6): The S.F. Cinematheque presents Dziga and His Brothers a documentary on the Kaufman brothers -- David ("Dziga Vertov"), the great Soviet experimentalist; Mikhail, also a Soviet documentarian; and Boris, who emigrated to Hollywood via France and photographed such films as Zero for Conduct and On the Waterfront. Vertov's Kino Pravda (1922), Vigo's Taris (1931), and the Samuel Beckett/Buster Keaton Film (Alan Schneider, 1965), shot by Boris, will also screen 7:30 p.m.

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