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TUESDAY: The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention debacle is recorded in the rare documentaries The Seasons Change and The Yippee Report 7:15, 9:15 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY: A Bill Murray series continues with Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993), which you'll be watching every day for the rest of your life 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Bill Clinton is targeted in The Hunting of the President (Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason, 2004), previewing with Thomason and star (and Ken Starr target) Susan McDougal in person. See Opening for review 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 16-22): The Hunting of the President 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.


Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (July 14 & 15): Yoji Yamada's excellent, low-key The Twilight Samurai (Japan, 2002) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (July 15): Nathaniel Kahn looks back at his mysterious dad in the highly personal documentary My Architect (2003) 5:10 p.m.

FRIDAY (July 16): Scrabble buffs fight Word Wars (Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo, 2004) 4:30 p.m. A father comes home in The Return (Andrei Zyvagintsev, Russia, 2004) 6 p.m. A godfather fights for home in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) 8 p.m.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ronald Reagan finds that Virginia Mayo is the perfect woman in The Girl From Jones Beach (Peter Godfrey, 1949; 7:30 p.m.) but that Priscilla Lane is the real Million Dollar Baby (Curtis Bernhardt, 1941; 5:35, 9 p.m.).

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Jane Wyman supposedly divorced Ronald Reagan so that she wouldn't have to watch King's Row (Sam Wood, 1941; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:10 p.m.) again. Now it's not just Ronnie who thought it was his best film. Second feature Juke Girl (Bernhardt, 1942; 5:45, 10:10 p.m.) casts Reagan as an oppressed migrant farmworker in the era before Cesar Chavez. Chapter 3 of Superman (1948) precedes King's Row.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $7, $2 for second feature, save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (July 14): A Latino Film Festival screening of Julio Medem's Earth (Spain, 1996), a sex farce about an exterminator with a split personality. $8 6, 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (July 15): A series devoted to the films of the late Frank Perry screens Last Summer (1969; 6 p.m.).


A monthly "Old Oakland Outdoor Cinema" screens the baseball epic Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson, 1989) Friday night on Oaksterdam's field of dreaminess, Washington Street between Ninth and 10th streets. Limited seating provided; BYO chairs and blankets. Free parking at Eighth and Washington. For more information, call (510) 238-4734 or visit Free. Live music 5 p.m., shorts and feature 8 p.m.

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