WEDNESDAY (June 25): Fifteen years of ACT UP on video, recorded in Fight Back, Fight AIDS 6:30 p.m. "Boys Got Spunk" (shorts) 9 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 27): "Spoofed!" (shorts) 6 p.m. Enter the Clowns (China) 8:15 p.m. Mango Souffle (India) 10:15 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 28): Queer Parents (France) 2 p.m. Gays in the Third World experience Dangerous Living 4 p.m. Men of Haiti, Of Men and Gods (Lescot and Magloire) 6 p.m. Send Me an Angel (Israel) 7:45 p.m. Totally Sexy Loser (Schafer) 9:45 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: The reality of 50 years of UFO contacts is revealed in The Disclosure Project -- "For the first time ever, dozens of top-secret military, government, intelligence and corporate witnesses to secret projects tell their true stories which disclose the greatest covert program in world history" 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: A film student goes home to Mulletville (Tony Leahy, 2002), to work his revenge on his high school tormentors by ridiculing them in a documentary 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: A geeky lesbian teen fantasizes about a bandmate in Erin Greenwell's romantic comedy 21 (2002) 8 p.m.
MONDAY: "Silent Monday" -- Call for film 8 p.m.
TUESDAY: "Horror Tuesday" -- Call for film 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: Anne McGuire's re-edit of a print of Robert Wise's sci-fi thriller The Andromeda Strain places every shot in reverse order in Strain Andromeda, The (1992). Work hard the all without Memento like sounds it. Person in artist 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Episodes 14-19 of Peter Watkins' documentary portrait of the international peace movement, The Journey (1984-87), offer the last 4 1/2 hours of this 14-1/2-hour whole 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: A Douglas Sirk series screens the delirious Written on the Wind (1956; 7:30 p.m.), with markedly good work from the late Robert Stack; and the one "Sirk opera" that utterly and completely strains credulity, Magnificent Obsession (1954; 4:30, 9:30 p.m.).
SATURDAY: One of Sirk's best films, Tarnished Angels (1958; 5, 8:45 p.m. ), reunites Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone from Written on the Wind in a bitter William Faulkner adaptation. Cornel Wilde is a parole officer who marries his charge in the noirish Shockproof (1949; 7 p.m. ).
SUNDAY: Sirk's bizarre remake of a musty racial melodrama, Imitation of Life (1959), does feature a striking performance from Susan Kohner (mother of American Pie auteurs the Weitz brothers) as a woman who passes for white 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642, 221-2444 for this program. The tourist showplace maintains a nice theater, used for occasional film programs.
SUNDAY (June 29): The Hayasa Cultural Association presents Alicia (Sarky Mouradian, 2002), billed as "A True Love Story Filmed in Hollywood." The cast list includes "fighters," "nuns," and "wedding guests" -- could this be My Big Fat Armenian Wedding? Advance tickets available from Friendly Furniture (221-2444) and Caravansary (408-732-6314). $15 7 p.m.
1118 Fourth St. (at A), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A spelling bee leaves kids Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2003) 6:30, 8:40 p.m. Susan Warms' documentary about the late caricaturist The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) 6:45 p.m. Christopher Guest's folk music comedy A Mighty Wind (2003) 9:15 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 7, 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, Germany, 2002) returns here for two weeks while Spellbound, Winged Migration, and A Mighty Wind continue. Call for times.
FRIDAY: A free preview screening of the animated feature Return to Xanadu (Ron Merk and Chris Holter, 2003) before its DVD release; your children may be interviewed for the trailer and DVD bonus section (kids: Don't tell 'em you were looking for Nemo). RSVP by Wednesday, June 25, to email@example.com. For more info, visit http://www.lz.cz/toons/index.html. Youngsters get DVDs and artwork 10:30 a.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.
THURSDAY: "Surf Film Nite" screens what WAVE FEST avers are "the best 'real' surf films of today" 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Speed freaks run wild in Spun (Jonas Åkerlund, 2003) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.
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