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THURSDAY: It's the chin with the chainsaw versus the medieval dead in the third of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, Army of Darkness (1993), starring Bruce Campbell 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Bruce Campbell as Old Elvis teams up with Ossie Davis as JFK in Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2, 4 p.m.

STARTS TUESDAY: Call for film and times.

ROXIE

3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

DAILY: MC5: A True Testimonial (2004) screens through March 18. See Ongoing for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Balseros. Call for times.

STANFORD

221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. This spring's series emphasizes James Stewart, detective films, and Hollywood 1934-38.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (March 10-12): Bette Davis puts Leslie Howard through the ringer in Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell, 1934; 7:30 p.m.) -- imagine what she'd have done to him if she'd played Scarlett O'Hara! It plays with William Wyler's bowlderized Lillian Hellman adaptation These Three (1935; 5:45, 9:05 p.m.), with Miriam Hopkins and Merle Oberon victims of a child's gossip.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (March 13 & 14): James Stewart plays well with others as the bandleader hero of Anthony Mann's The Glenn Miller Story (1954; 3:40, 7:30 p.m.). It screens, appropriately, with Song of the Thin Man (Edward Buzzell, 1947; 5:50, 9:40 p.m.), last in the series.

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.

THURSDAY (March 11): A Fearless Tales Genre Festival screens here for four days. Tonight, Detour (S. Lee Taylor) -- special effects by "Cannibalistic Gargoyle" 4 p.m. Tobe Hooper is honored with a screening of his remake of the 1978 slasher film The Toolbox Murders (2003) plus shorts and live performance 6:30 p.m. Gala to follow 11 p.m.

FRIDAY (March 12): Nightclubber (Reeves, Australia) 4 p.m. Moonlight by the Sea (Hennard) 6 p.m. Razor Eaters (Young, Australia) 9 p.m. Run, Run, Bunny! (Crampi, Argentina) midnight

SATURDAY (March 13): Animation Program 10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion ("Filmmaking in the Age of Terror") and feature Killer Me (Hansen) 1:15 p.m. Slaughterhouse of the Rising Sun (Crease) 4:15 p.m. Director Jack Hill interviewed by John Stanley, plus screening of his cult film Spider Baby (1964) 7 p.m. I'll Bury You Tomorrow (Kelly) 9:30 p.m. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (Russ Meyer, 1979) midnight

SUNDAY (March 14): Come Get Some (Griscom) 10:45 a.m. Demons (Lamberto Bava) 12:30 p.m. Bloodgnome (Lechago) 3 p.m. London Voodoo (Pratten, U.K.) 5 p.m. The Feast of the Preying Mantis (Levie, Belgium) 7:30 p.m. French cult director Jean Rollin's The Living Dead Girl (1982) 10 p.m. Sacred Flesh (Wingrove) midnight

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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

WEDNESDAY (March 10): A Latino Film Festival screening of The Last Sephardic Jew (Miguel Angel Nieto, Spain, 2002), about the end of religious tolerance of 1492. $8 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (March 11): Swedish-born experimental filmmaker Gunvor Nelson returns to the Bay Area, where she made many films in the 1960s, and screens both new videos and her classics (the incredible Schmeerguntz). $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (March 12): The 2004 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival screens here Fridays in March. Tonight, Paul Delvin's Power Trip (2003; 7 p.m.), an engrossing look at capitalism and electricity in ex-Soviet Georgia. Also, Hany Abu-Asad's Rana's Wedding (Palestine, 2002; 8:30 p.m.), about a young woman who wants to pick her own husband.

TUESDAY (March 16): Ant Farm celebrates the release of a DVD of its early experimental videos with a screening of some of them, including Media Burn. $7 7 p.m.

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