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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: Noam Chomsky explains it all for you in Power and Terror (John Junkerman, 2002) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: It's about America -- Francis Ford Coppola"s The Godfather (1972) 8 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: It's also about America -- Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (2002). The first 10 minutes and the last two minutes comprise great cinema; in between them lie three hours of two miscast stars and a star-spangled ham Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 2, 5:20, 8:40 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: David Gordon Green's poetic romance All the Real Girls (2003); highly recommended by this department 7:15, 9:35 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (June 10 & 11): The premiere of We Interrupt This Empire ... (2003), a film by San Francisco video activists on various Iraq War topics, including protests, profiteering, and media coverage. Q&A after evening screenings 7:15, 9:15 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.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY: The world theatrical premiere of David Anspaugh's Wisegirls (2002), a Mafia comedy with Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey, and Melora Walters. See Ongoing for more. Call to confirm show times and possible second feature 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY: An advance screening of Peter Sehr's Love the Hard Way (2003), with Adrien Brody and Pam Grier. A party follows the screening at the Capella, 270 14th St. Advance tix available at or at 284-9400. Film and party $10 7:30 p.m.


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 here, its home base.

SUNDAY (June 8): "Fear of Flying," a program of short films on "living in a surveilled world," screens three premieres by local filmmakers -- Bruce Landick's Deed Without a Name, David Sherman"s "anxiety-laced" The Graceless, and Konrad Steiner's landscape study be tw. Other films include Greta Snider's Flight, Le Ann Bartok Wilchusky's Skyworks, Wind & Fire, Scott Arford's Airports for Lights, Shadows and Particles, and Peter Rose's The Geosophist's Tears 7:30 p.m.


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: The Stanford commemorates Bob Hope's 100th birthday with a three-week series of his films, continuing with Where There's Life (Sidney Lansfield, 1947; 7:30 p.m. ) and College Swing (Raoul Walsh, 1938; 5:55, 8:55 p.m. ), in support of Burns & Allen, Betty Hutton, Martha Raye, and other Paramount contractees.

FRIDAY: Woody Allen modeled his performance in Love and Death after Bob Hope's barber-turned-royal impersonator in Monsieur Beaucaire (George Marshall, 1946; 7:30 p.m. ), screening with My Favorite Brunette (Elliott Nugent, 1947; 5:50, 9:15 p.m.), with Hope a baby photographer who winds up on death row.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Hope's swashbuckling spoof The Princess and the Pirate (David Butler, 1944; 4, 7:30 p.m.), generally considered one of his best, screens with his butler role opposite Lucille Ball, Fancy Pants (George Marshall, 1950; 5:45, 9:15 p.m. ).



2430 Third St. (between 20th and 22nd streets), 824-7334, $8. This shagadelic venue screens vintage films in 16mm.

FRIDAY (June 6): Jack Palance is Fidel!, and Omar Sharif Che!, in Richard Fleischer's 1968 dramatization of the Cuban duo, which screens with the Defense Department-sponsored Red Nightmare (George WaGGner, 1952) 9 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $6, $5 for the "Frame by Frame" series (Friday through Sunday). This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.

DAILY: Continuous-loop screenings of three DVDs, part of the visual arts exhibition "Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment," run through July 13 -- From China, Chinese Utopia and Living Elsewhere, plus Haunted Houses, on Thai soap operas 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (June 4): The Goethe-Institut screens Part 2 of Heinrich Breloer's miniseries The Manns -- Novel of a Century (Germany, 2001), about those battling brothers Thomas and Heinrich Mann, their friends and relations 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 6): It's not documentary, it's HBO! Film Arts Foundation and HBO offer a three-day series of new documentaries, "Frame by Frame," with proceeds benefiting FAF. Filmmakers and HBO executives in person at many screenings. For more, see Today, The Collector of Bedford Street (Alice Elliott) and Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks (Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston) 2 p.m. Kim Longinotto's film about female circumcision in Kenya, The Day I Will Never Forget 4 p.m. Cynthia Wade's Shelter Dogs, about efforts to save troubled dogs 6 p.m. Eleven adopted "special needs" children are My Flesh and Blood (Jonathan Karsh) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 7): "Frame by Frame" -- Peter Tetteroo's Welcome to North Korea 2 p.m. Seven refugees from Cuba are followed since their 1994 escape in Balseros (Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domènech) 3 p.m. Arlene Donnelly Nelson follows a photographer around the planet who persuades people to strip for his camera in Naked World 5:30 p.m. A schizophrenic filmmaker co-directed People Say I'm Crazy (John Cadigan with Katie Cadigan) 8 p.m.

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