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VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.fearlesstales.com for this series. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. This month "The Best of Fearless Tales," a horror/sci-fi series, offers "Film Legends of Tomorrow." $8.

DAILY: A woman uses London Voodoo (Robert Pratten, U.K., 2003) to gain new powers and appetites 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 4:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S BUILDING

3543 18th St. (at Guerrero), 621-4969 and www.sfindie.com for S.F. DocFest programming. $9, with $7 matinees (before 2 p.m.).

FRIDAY (May 14): The S.F. DocFest screens here for three days; see Night & Day, Page 25, for more. Today, two by Jeff Krulik, Traveling Sideshow: Shocked and Amazed, plus Hitler's Hat, about a Jewish GI who stomped on said hat in 1945 and then discovers it in his basement 50 years later 5:30 p.m. Say the secret word and win Words (Brown and Holzman) 7:30 p.m. Goldstein: The Trials of the Sultan of Smut (Guardino) 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (May 15): Immediately post-9/11 America answers questions in Parallel Lines (Davenport) 1:30 p.m.The illicit Cuban cigar and sex trade industries that keep Castro in funds are outlined in Trading With the Enemy (Metni) 3:30 p.m. See "the American Dream gone as stinky as a dead carp" in Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (Metzler and Springer) 5:30 p.m. The pop music history of Windsor, Ontario's CKLW is probed in Radio Revolution (McNamera) 7:30 p.m. Seattle street musician Richard Peterson is Big City Dick (Pottinger, Harder, and Milam) 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (May 16): Alone Across Australia (Muir and Darling) 1 p.m. Seniors are Still Doing It (Fishel), plus porn stars' claims to be The Naked Feminist (Achille) 2:30 p.m. Two women seek out the family friend who molested them in Awful Normal (Davis) 5:15 p.m. An Icelandic punk's efforts to be Miss Iceland are followed In the Shoes of the Dragon (Sveinsdottir and Sveinsson) 7:15 p.m. Septic tank cleaners and others perform Dirty Work (Sampliner and Nackashi) 9:15 p.m.

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 (May 12): A Latino Film Festival screening of a top-grossing Brazilian movie, The Dog's Will (Guel Arraes, 2001), about the adventures of two poor but clever men in northeastern Brazil as they match wits with Satan and the Virgin Mary. $8 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (May 13): Experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky introduces his friend the late Stan Brakhage's A Child's Garden and the Serious Sea (Canada, 1991), a film poem celebrating Victoria Island. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (May 14): A "Films From Along the Silk Road" series of Central Asian cinema continues with Khodjakuli Narliev's Daughter in Law (Turkmenistan, U.S.S.R., 1972), about a woman waiting for her MIA husband 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (May 15): GreenCine presents a digital screening of a tale of a Buddhist monk turned bodybuilding dancer who has visions of the future in Running on Karma (Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai, Hong Kong, 2003). $7 7:30 p.m.

FILM NOTES

This Thursday the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle screens two rare 16mm prints of films noir shot in San Francisco, Treasure of Monte Cristo (William Berke, 1949), with chase scenes lensed in the Marina and Twin Peaks, and No Escape (Charles Bennett, 1953), with Lew Ayres. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail darkmarc@msn.com.

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