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THURSDAY (May 27): The "May Flowers Edition" of the monthly "Independent Exposure Screening Series" presents 13 short films and videos meant to "interpret the colorful nuances of Spring, Creationism, and the organic nature of life through careful experimentation; intricate, sensitive and complicated animation, and philosophical, whimsical comedy." Films include Christina Spangler"s tale of a dug up potato Unearthed, Benjamin Kingsley"s nature porn Lessons in Plant Reproduction, and Arnault Labaronne"s retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Bug. $5-10 sliding scale 8 p.m.
2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue"s two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. A midnight series continues this week. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Guy Maddin"s The Saddest Music in the World (Canada, 2004). See Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 28-June 3): John Dullaghan documents charismatic postal worker Bukowski: Born Into This (2004); see Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat-Mon 1:15, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (May 28 & 29): Brad Pitt"s got Bruce Willis and 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995) on his back in this film explaining why the world ended in 1997. Maybe it"s so Troy would never be made! $7.50 midnight.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (May 27): An extract with live music from Walter Ruttenberg"s Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Germany, 1928) warms us up for Margarethe von Trotta"s docudrama about revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg (Germany, 1986), played by Barbara Sukowa 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (May 29): Other Cinema concludes its 40th season (!) with a program of new work by locals including Robbyn Leonard"s Happier Than My Psychiatrist plus much more 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY (May 31): "NYC Loves the West Coast," a collection of Gotham-lensed shorts including Marie Losier"s Bird, Bath and Beyond, three by Huckleberry Lain including Untitled Flicker, Joaquin dela Puente III"s Hate Man and more 8 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 1): The free monthly meeting of Super 8 Militia 7 p.m.
AUCTIONS BY THE BAY
FRIDAY & SUNDAY (May 28 & 30): Humphrey Bogart stalks San Francisco in The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941; 7 p.m. ) and Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947; 9 p.m.; also Sun 5 p.m. ). No film Saturday.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY: A multiweek screening of Lucas Belvaux"s Trilogy, comprised of three overlapping films in three different genres, has opened with the noirish On the Run (2002). See Ongoing for review 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The Trilogy"s comedy, An Amazing Couple (2002). See Opening for review 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:20 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: On the Run noon, 7:15 p.m. An Amazing Couple 2:30, 9:35 p.m. Belvaux"s melodrama After the Life (2002). See Opening for review 4:40 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 1-3): After the Life 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.
145 Ninth St. (between Mission and Howard), www.filmarts.org. 552-8760 for this event. $5.
FRIDAY (May 28): The Mission Creek Film Festival plays music videos from local bands including Eats Tapes, DJ Shitbird, Bride of Ozzy, and Dan the Automator, plus old-timers like Jonathan Richman, the Loud Family, and the Residents 8 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
DAILY (Closed Mondays): Photographer David Hemings seeks proof in his proofs in Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, U.K., 1966), screening through June 6 8:15, 10 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 11:45 p.m.
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. $7 for this program. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. Midnights for Maniacs, a 10 week, 17 film series of rarities in 35mm prints, starts this Friday. For regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.
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