FRIDAY & SATURDAY (June 18 & 19): The martial arts satire Kung Phooey! (Darryl Fong, 2001) features characters with names like Master Lock, One Ton, and Jean-Claude Croissant. Don't say you weren't warned! Director and crew in person midnight.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival; see Night & Day, Page 33, for more. $9, matinees (before 5 p.m.) $7, save as noted.
FRIDAY: The Graffiti Artist (Bolton) 6 p.m. Wild Side (Lifshitz, France) 9 p.m. The Velvet Hammer Burlesque (Augusta) 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Paternal Instinct (Nossel) 1:30 p.m. "Love, Your Homegirl" (shorts) 3:15 p.m. Ballroom (Bernard et al., France) 5:30 p.m. A Few Good Dykes (Herrup) 7:45 p.m. The Wind, in the Evening (Adriatrico, Italy) 10:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Making Grace (Gund) 1 p.m. "Las Amigas Bonitas" (Latina lesbian shorts) 3 p.m. Strangers in Our Sameness (Thimmesch-Gill) 5 p.m. Wave Babes (Knox-Nervig) 7:15 p.m. Anonymous (Verow) 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Mind If I Call You Sir? (Guzmán) and shorts 6:30 p.m. Dorian Blues (Bardwell) 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm (Sprinkle and Malone) 6:30 p.m. On the Downlow (Garcia) 9 p.m.
3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down. Call ahead to see if the scheduled film is actually continuing, as movies play here in an open-ended run.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing screens films on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
MONDAY (June 21): A four-week documentary series hosted by SF Weekly contributor Michael Fox continues with Store Wars (Micha Peled, 2001), recording the debate when a Wal-Mart megastore descends like the Death Star on a Virginia community. Filmmaker in person 6:30 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
THURSDAY: "Los Angeles Plays Itself," a June series of L.A.-shot movies, continues with the L.A. County coroner's investigations of A Certain Kind of Death (Blue Hadaegh and Grover Hancock, 2003) 7 p.m. Tony Richardson's black comic adaptation of Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One (1965) 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: L.A. plays against itself in the obscure noirs Crime Wave (Andre De Toth, 1954; 7 p.m.) and Hollow Triumph (Steve Sekely, 1948; 7:05 p.m.), as well as in the better-known tale of Burt Lancaster suffering a Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, 1949; 8:45 p.m.).
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: L.A. stories -- Laurel and Hardy move a Music Box up a flight of stairs in James Parrott's 1932 classic short comedy, screening with experimentalist James Benning's Los (2000), 35 two-minute-30-second takes of L.A. locales 7:30 p.m.
2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com. $6. This beautifully restored picture palace's ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.
FRIDAY (June 18): Raging Kirk Douglas does Hollywood as the front half of The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, 1952), with Lana Turner and Gloria Grahame filling out the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com, $5 save as noted; for SFILGFF programs, (925) 866-9559, www.frameline.org/festival, $9. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs; this week the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival screens here Monday and Tuesday. See Night & Day, Page 33, for more.
MONDAY (June 21): SFILGFF -- Goldfish Memory (Gill, Ireland) 6:30 p.m. Lily Festival (Hamano, Japan) 9:15 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 22): SFILGFF -- You I Love (Stolpovskaya and Troitsky, Russia) 6:30 p.m. Wild Side (Lifshitz, France) 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6. See Ongoing for review.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
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