FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Call for films and times.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: The activist group Copwatch screens These Streets Are Watching, a video about watching the police watch you. Speakers at every screening 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (July 25-28): The Red Vic marks its 24th anniversary with Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971). For more, turn to See/Be Seen on Page 33 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun & Wed 2, 4 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
DAILY: The Hunting of the President continues in an open-ended run. See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (July 21 & 22): A father comes home in The Return (Andrei Zyvagintsev, Russia, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.
WEDNESDAY: A weekly silent series, featuring Dennis James on the organ, opens with Frank Capra's charming comedy That Certain Thing (1928; 7:30 p.m.), a romance about a go-getting woman's box-lunch enterprise. It screens with Capra's beloved road movie It Happened One Night (1934; 8:55 p.m.).
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Clifton Webb is a proud patriarch in Cheaper by the Dozen (Walter Lang, 1950; 7:30 p.m.), screening with the sequel Belles on Their Toes (Henry Levin, 1952; 5:50, 9:30 p.m.). Myrna Loy is Mom.
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Clifton Webb week continues with Three Coins in the Fountain (Jean Negulesco, 1954; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:10 p.m. ), about three young women (Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Maggie MacNamera) who make a wish in Rome. Meanwhile Gregory Peck woos runaway princess Audrey Hepburn in the same city in Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953; 5:20, 9:40 p.m.). Chapter 4 of Superman (1948) precedes Three Coins.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $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 21): Deborah Koons Garcia's The Future of Food (2004) looks at our gene-modified diet 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (July 23): A series devoted to the films of the late Frank Perry screens a consciously hip anti-western about modern cattle rustlers, Rancho Deluxe (1975; 7 p.m.), and a grim adaptation of Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays (1972; 8:45 p.m.), with Tuesday Weld.
The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle resumes its regular 16mm screenings with a new, "Mostly Pre-Code" series of 1930s proto-noirs, most featuring dangerous blonde Gertrude Michael. On Saturday, July 24, the circle screens the beauty contest comedy Search for Beauty (Erle C. Kenton, 1934), which in the 16mm print shown at the Roxie a few years ago treated viewers to some brief male full-frontal nudity. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com.
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