STARTS TUESDAY: Call for film and times.
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.
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.
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
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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