San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $9, matinees (before 5 p.m.) $6, save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: "Reel Transformations" (TG shorts) 6:30 p.m. "Twisted" (shorts) 9 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Butchers, Boys and Kings" (shorts) 6:30 p.m. Ho Yuk -- Let's Love Hong Kong (China) 9 p.m.
FRIDAY: Justin Queer Paradise (Canada/Mexico) 6 p.m. Bulgarian Lovers (Spain) 8 p.m. "Gussied Up," shorts assembled by Peaches Christ of the Bridge 10 p.m.
SATURDAY: "Manly Men" (shorts) 1 p.m. A Lutheran lesbian challenges her church in THIS Obedience 3:15 p.m. The Bridge Game (Thompson & Lowe) 5:30 p.m. Do I Love You? (U.K.) 7:45 p.m. Secondary High (Canada) 9:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: TG surgery, Part 1 in The Opposite Sex: Jamie's Story 12:30 p.m. More TG story in The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story 2:15 p.m. Animal Attraction (High) 4:30 p.m. 12 episodes from the anime Piko & Poko -- Adventures in Starland (Japan) 6:30 p.m. "Worldly Affairs" (shorts) 9 p.m.
MONDAY: Deborah Dickson"s interesting documentary The Education of Gore Vidal (2002) omits any of his post-Sept. 11 commentary and dwells instead on his (very arguable) greatness as a novelist 6:30 p.m. The Path to Love (Lange, Algeria) 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: "Queer Documentary in Wartime," a presentation of a work-in-progress on Israelis and Palestinians 6:30 p.m. "Sex, Sirens and Stilettos" (shorts) 9 p.m.
510 Larkin (at Turk), 345-9832, www.jezebelsjointsf.com. This "Rock "n" Roll DJ Bar" offers an "S.F. IndieFest MicroCinema" Monday through Friday (most weeks). Screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free.
WEDNESDAY: Alfred Leslie"s The Cedar Bar (2001), from a 1952 play, dramatizes the interactions of art critic Clement Greenberg and his abstract expressionist crowd -- "War between the people who make art and those who write about it" 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: Jeremy Sisto is The Movie Hero (Brad Gottfred, 2002), who thinks he"s a hero and talks to the camera 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Lee Myung-Se"s action-noir Nowhere to Hide (Korea, 2000) 8 p.m.
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 program of experimental videos reworked from images in popular media includes Julie Zando"s restaging of Hayley Mills, The Apparent Trap (1999), and Joan Braderman"s exposé of celebrity culture, Joan Sees Stars 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Episodes 1-6 of Peter Watkins" documentary portrait of the international peace movement, The Journey (1984-87) offers the first 4 1/2 hours of a 14-1/2-hour whole. The series continues on Tuesday and next week 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: The PFA"s splendid Nicholas Ray series concludes with his last commercial film, 55 Days at Peking (1963), an epic of the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 for which Ray shot only about an hour of the completed film. (Ben Hur chariot race director Andrew Marton shot most of the rest.) Ray"s hour does contain the core of a rare, sensitive performance from Charlton Heston 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: A Douglas Sirk series screens the intelligent All I Desire (1958; 5, 8:45 p.m. ), with Barbara Stanwyck as an actress returning home after many years, and All That Heaven Allows (1955; 7 p.m. ), the "Sirk opera" with Rock Hudson as the man-of-nature gardener and Jane Wyman as a lonely widow that Todd Haynes recently pastiched in Far From Heaven.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: The Journey, Parts 7-13 6 p.m.
2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com. $5. This beautifully restored picture palace"s ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
THURSDAY (June 19): A "Thrillville" screening of John Boorman"s curious sci-fi film Zardoz (U.K., 1974), with Sean Connery as a future barbarian setting things right with the Eternals, plus Jacques Boyreau"s spoof Candy von Dewd, in an evening billed as "Thrillville"s Super Sexy Sci-Fi Rocket Roll Show" that includes strippers and is therefore not the best place for academic study of Boorman"s intellectual remake of Conan the Barbarian. $7 8:30 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
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