TUESDAY: John Landis' black comedy An American Werewolf in London (1981) 8 p.m.
LINCOLN PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
31st Avenue & Clement, 751-1140 or Lppchurch@earthlink.net to RSVP or for info. Free.
WEDNESDAY (April 2): "Pictures of War," a movie and discussion series, offers a forum for thinking out loud about cinematic depictions of battle. The Cold War's represented by Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) 7:30 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing offers an April series on infidelity shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
Action Theater, Second Floor, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6098, www.metreon.com. Sony hosts screenings of popular anime series from Bandai Entertainment this month. Free.
SUNDAY (April 6): Cowboy Bebop series, Volumes 1-4 -- In conjunction with Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, several episodes of the original series, about a drifter and a cyborg cop team of bounty hunters, screen continuously from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Danforth Hall, Art 120, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 430-2255. $5.
FRIDAY (April 4): "Truth Seekers," a program of films meant to "explore the search for understanding" of war, hunting, and community, screens two interviews with children who've been the victims of war; an interview with a survivor of Hiroshima; Right Road Lost (Victoria Gamberg, 2002), about a Gulf War atrocity; Pilots Are Badass (Cheryl Park, 2002), an interview with a U.S. pilot; Kerry Hustwit's film about the act of hunting, A Hunter's Guide (2000); and more 7 p.m.
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $8, second show $2. 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 two-week series of the films of documentarian Frederick Wiseman continues with his first movie, the controversial exposé of a Massachusetts mental hospital, Titicut Follies (1967). Filmmaker in person 3 p.m. Now-30-year-old landmarks of video art are parodied in "Canon Fodder," including Dara Greenwald's Bouncing in the Corner, 36DDD, Anne McGuire's dogged After Wegman, and no fewer than two parodies of Vito Acconci 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Frederick Wiseman's three-hour epic of a New York City welfare office, Welfare (1975) 7 p.m.
FRIDAY: Wiseman's latest, an hourlong fiction film in its local premiere, The Last Letter (France, 2002), with Catherine Samie as a Russian Jewish woman writing her son in 1941. Wiseman in person 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Part 1 of a six-hour documentary portrayal of an ICU unit, Near Death (Frederick Wiseman, 1989) 3:30 p.m. Wiseman's Domestic Violence (2001) reviews life at a shelter for battered women 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: Part 2 of Near Death 2 p.m. Daily life in Belfast, Maine (Wiseman, 1999) 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Frederick Wiseman's documentary of the other New York Met, Hospital (1970) 7 p.m.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.finc.org. $8.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY: Emil Weiss' documentary portraits of legendary filmmaker Sam Fuller, Tell Me Sam (1989) and Falkenau the Impossible, the latter a review and screening of the footage Fuller shot at a concentration camp he helped liberate in 1945 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention (Palestine, 2002) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, Australia, 2002) 6:30 p.m. Mark Moskowitz's Stone Reader (2002) 8:30 p.m. Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (Russia, 2002) 9:15 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
STARTS FRIDAY: Amandla! (Lee Hirsch, U.S./South Africa, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Divine Intervention, Russian Ark, and Rabbit-Proof Fence continue. Call for times.
SUNDAY: A cat turns human in the Dutch family comedy Minoes (2001), screening with subtitles for ages 7 and up 1 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: Christian Frei documents the life of a War Photographer (2002) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Two grifters, one transgendered, drift through the Mission District in the locally made By Hook or by Crook (2001), in its local premiere 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
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