SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Lee Hirsch's Amandla! (South Africa, 2002), a tribute to the protest music that was part of the 40 years of resistance against apartheid in South Africa 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
WEDNESDAY: The 2003 Hip Hop Film Festival (www.hiphopfilmfest.com), a benefit for the Hunters Point Community Youth Park Foundation, concludes with Israel's break-dancing doc The Freshest Kids 2 p.m. A "Youth Media Program" includes films from the Bayview's JMC Academy 4 p.m. A local b-ball legend is profiled in Hooked! (Michael Skolnik, 2003) 6 p.m. Kevin Epps' Straight Outta Hunters Point 8 p.m. The Closing Night program is a "Super Hip Hop Shorts Program" 9:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: A reissue of the popular documentary (and Roxie discovery) Rivers and Tides (Thomas Reidelsheimer, U.K., 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This newly refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $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 THROUGH FRIDAY: The Stanford commemorates Gregory Peck with two of his most beloved films, To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962; 7:30 p.m. ) and Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953; 5:15, 9:50 p.m. ), wherein he's investigated by Sen. Victor Moore.
2430 Third St. (between 20th and 22nd streets), 824-7334, www.werepad.com. $8. This shagadelic venue screens vintage films in 16mm.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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 25): A Bay Area Video Coalition "Evening of Work With Jed Riffe" screens her work-in-progress on medical marijuana, Waiting to Inhale. Filmmaker in person. $7 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 29): Rails, Part 3 of Chinese filmmaker Wang Bin's nine-hour documentary about an industrial region in northeast China, Tie Xi Qi: West of the Tracks (2003). $6 1 p.m.
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