WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi are marginalized old folks in Leo McCarey's excellent domestic tragedy Make Way for Tomorrow (1937; 7:30 p.m.), one of the best films of the 1930s. John Garfield is a proto-Beat confronted with the sweetness of Four Daughters (Michael Curtiz, 1938; 5:45, 9:15 p.m.), played by Gale Page and the Lane Sisters ("Wose-mawy Wane, Pwiss-ciwa Wane, Wowa Wane," as Elmer Fudd once named them).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: The last of the James Stewart-Anthony Mann collaborations, The Man From Laramie (1955; 3:30, 7:30 p.m.), a fine western. It screens with Stewart as a reporter helping an innocent prisoner, Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948; 5:25, 9:25 p.m.).
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
DAILY: Big Noise, a "not-for-profit, all-volunteer collective of media-makers ... dedicated to circulating beautiful, passionate, revolutionary images," screens the local premiere of The Fourth World War (2003), "the untold human story of men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict," nightly through April 4. $10 7, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY (March 26): The 2004 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival screens here Fridays in March. Tonight's closing program is Welcome to Hadassah Hospital (Ramón Gieling, Israel, 2002), about how an ER staff in Jerusalem deals with the aftermath of suicide bombings, and François Verster's When the War Is Over (South Africa, 2002), about the struggle against apartheid's aftereffects on then-teenage guerrillas. $7 7 p.m.
TUESDAY (March 30): San Francisco Performances presents a program of "Paul Taylor Dance Films," with members of the company present after the screening. Free 7 p.m.
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