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WEDNESDAY: Noam Chomsky offers his take on Sept. 11 in Power and Terror (John Junkerman, 2002) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Ex-cop Mike Ruppert lectures on The Truth and Lies of 9-11 (2002), pointing up flaws in the official story 7, 9:45 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Jerry Seinfeld hones his act in Comedian (Christian Charles, 2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Godfrey Reggio's latest cine-symphony, Naqoyqatsi (2002), with even more Philip Glass music than in The Hours 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (April 1 & 2): Christian Frei documents the life of a War Photographer (2002) 7:15, 9:20 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: James Longley's documentary Gaza Strip (2002), about the life of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m.


August Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), 338-1629 for information on this program. Free.

WEDNESDAY (March 26): The "MFA Thesis Show" offers films by cinema department grad students, including Cade Bursell's 35mm anti-war Test Sites, Nurshin Makir's experimental documentary Pipe Lines (2001), Kristin Cato's transnational love story Cyclone, and more. Reception 6:30 p.m., films 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: Lee Hirsch's Amandla! (South Africa, 2002). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 28-April 3): Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention (Palestine, 2002). See Opening 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: Warren William is a sleazy fake doctor in Bedside (Robert Florey, 1934; 7:30 p.m.) and a con artist psychic in The Mind Reader (Roy Del Ruth, 1933; 6:10, 8:45 p.m.). Think how well he'd do today now that the two professions have merged into HMOs!

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Two "women's films" noirs, Bette "What a dump!" Davis in the famously camp Beyond the Forest (King Vidor, 1949; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 4 p.m.), and The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak, 1946; 5:50, 9:20 p.m.), with Olivia de Havilland as an innocent woman accused of murder and as her evil twin sister.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $6 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 26): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival presents "New Jewish Filmmaker Project Special Screenings" of works by teenagers. See for more. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (March 27): The S.F. Cinematheque presents "Fresh Eyes: Psychogenre Re-Visions" by media artist Bobby Abate, who "forges radical paths of queer desire and genre criticism through film, video and the Internet," and that's just his day job! Artist in person, "a scintillating suitcase of vital new work." $7 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (April 1): San Francisco Performances Dance/Screen presents a program of "Paul Taylor Dance Videos" including the first section of Mercuric and the complete versions of Snow White and Sunset. Members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company present for discussion and maybe a few time steps after screening. $6 7 p.m.

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