FRIDAY: International Buddhist Film Festival -- Beyond the Mountain (Ji-yeong Jeong, Korea, 1991) 7 p.m.Angulimala (Sutape Tunnirut, Thailand, 2003) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: International Buddhist Film Festival -- Destroyer of Illusion (Richard Cohn, 1986) 2 p.m.Christina Lundberg's On the Road Home (2003), about women teachers in Buddhism 4 p.m. Gangsters hide out with monks in the comedy Hi! Dharma! (Cheol-kwan Park, Korea, 2001) 6:30 p.m.Johnny Depp learns all is an illusion in Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1996) 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: International Buddhist Film Festival -- Chasing Buddha (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, New Zealand, 2000) 2 p.m. A Tibetan master is profiled in The Lion's Roar (Mark Elliott, 1985) 4 p.m.One Particle of Dust (archival footage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center) 6:30 p.m.Words of My Perfect Teacher (Lesley Ann Patten, 2004), about filmmaker and priest Khyentse Norbu, "for those who wish they'd met Yoda or Merlin," screening with an I Heart Huckabees Infomercial by David O. Russell (2004), with Dr. Robert Thurman as himself and Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin, in character from the feature film, as metaphysical detectives 8:45 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 15-17): David O. Russell's Buddhist comedy I* Huckabees (2004) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com; www.sfindie.com for films at the seventh annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival. $8 for regular programs, $9 with $7 matinees (before 4 p.m.) for IndieFest programs. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
WEDNESDAY: The San Francisco Independent Film Festival screens here through Feb. 15. Today, a good boxing drama, Fighting Tommy Riley (O'Flaherty) 12:30 p.m. Lyrical rural romance comprises Dandelion (Milgard) 2:45 p.m."The Growling Glue" (shorts) 5 p.m. A stockbroker's marriage disintegrates in Joe Maggio's Milk and Honey, to be distinguished from the festival opener In the Land of Milk and Honey7 p.m.Born in a Barn (Elson) 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: IndieFest -- Until the Night (Hatanaka) 5 p.m.Sons of Provo (Swenson) 7 p.m.White Skin (Roby, Canada) 9:30 p.m. Original series star Shintaro Katsu's Zatoichi (Japan, 1989), last film in the series about the blind swordsman before Takeshi Kitano's recent revival 11:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: IndieFest -- Other Worlds (Kounen, France) noon."Interloping Erraticism" (shorts) 2:15 p.m.In the Land of Milk and Honey (Emshwiller) 4:30 p.m.Blueberry (Kounen, France) 7 p.m.Blackball (Smith, U.K.) 9:30 p.m.Dear Pillow (Poyser) 11:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: IndieFest -- "Tripping With Strangers" (shorts) noon. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Feuerzeig) 2:15 p.m. A funny comedy about meter readers, The Delicate Art of Parking (Carlson, Canada) 4:30 p.m.Alex Night's closing night film, Dead Birds, a Civil War horror tale 7 p.m.X, Y (Vitkin) /i>9:30 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Popular IndieFest favorites are repeated for two evenings. Call for programs.
DAILY (closed Wednesday): "Roy Lichtenstein in Context" continues through Feb. 18 Thurs 2:30, 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri 2:30, 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1, 3 p.m.; Mon & Tues 2:30, 4 p.m. A 15-minute film, Artist at Work: Robert Bechtle (Spark, 2005), will begin screening throughout the day on Feb. 12.
THURSDAY (Feb. 10): A weekly video program on this month's theme of "Facing History" screens the fascinating documentary Lost Boys of Sudan (Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk, 2003), about teenage refugees making a new life in the USA noon.
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.