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MONDAY: Masina also stars in Fellini's earlier, grittier Nights of Cabiria (Italy, 1957) 7, 9:20 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 26 & 27): Ex-LAPD officer Mike Ruppert expresses his skeptical take on The Truth and Lies of 9-11 (2002), a filmed lecture 7, 9:45 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 USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: OT: Our Town (Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 2001); see Ongoing for review 6:30, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 22-28): If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (Sarah Share, Ireland, 2001) profiles the Pogues singer/songwriter. See Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.


Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (Aug. 21-24): Juliette Binoche essays George Sand in Diane Kurys' biopic Children of the Century (France, 1998) 7 p.m.; also Fri & Sat 9:15 p.m., Sat & Sun 4:30 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: A silents series screens Buster Keaton's Civil War masterpiece The General (Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1926; 7:30 p.m.), together with future Gone With the Wind director Victor Fleming's The Mollycoddle (1920; approximately 9:20 p.m.), starring Douglas Fairbanks as a fop who toughens up in Arizona. Dennis James pulls out all organ stops as the accompanist to both.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Two adaptations of literary classics tastefully overseen by producer David O. Selznick, Little Women (George Cukor, 1933; 5:20, 9:45 p.m. ) and A Tale of Two Cities (Jack Conway, 1935; 7:30 p.m.), both with all-star casts headed up by Katharine Hepburn and Ronald Colman, respectively.

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The Fox CinemaScope romantic travelogue Three Coins in the Fountain (Jean Negulesco, 1954; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:55 p.m.) screens with a much-loved auto race charmer, Genevieve (Henry Cornelius, 1953; 5:50, 9:25 p.m.), with Kay Kendall and Kenneth More. Let's hope the creative team behind Vin Diesel doesn't seize upon this for a remake!


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $6 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

DAILY (Closed Mondays): Continuous screenings of "Looking Is Better Than Feeling You," a loop of videos by women, through Oct. 5 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 20): A Film Arts Foundation advance screening of the forthcoming documentary The Loss of Nameless Things (Bill Rose, 2003) is sold out. $7 7:30 p.m.

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