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FRIDAY & SATURDAY: It Came From Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) and landed in the desert. From a story by Ray Bradbury 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Elders enjoy a progressive old age in Sunset Story (Laura Gabbert, 2003) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

DAILY: In the Realms of the Unreal (Jessica Yu, 2004) 5:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun noon. Fear meets Freud in The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2002). Parts 1 & 2 ($8) 7 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Parts 3 & 4 ($4) 9:10 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Head-On (Fatih Akin, Germany, 2004) 5:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. See Ongoing for review.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 4-10): Head-On 6 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2 p.m. Wong Kar-Wai's second feature, Days of Being Wild (Hong Kong, 1991). See Ongoing for review 8:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 4:15 p.m. The original Deep Throat 10 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:15 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $10.

DAILY (closed Wednesday): In conjunction with "Matisse and Beyond," Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra (Kate Horsfield, Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz, and Branda Miller, 1987) Thurs 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m.; Mon & Tues 4 p.m. In conjunction with "Belles Lettres," Jack Stauffacher, Printer (Jim Faris, 2002) Thurs & Fri 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m.; Mon & Tues 2:30 p.m. A 15-minute film, Artist at Work: Robert Bechtle (Spark, 2005), also screens throughout the day.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens for free.

THURSDAY (March 3): A Dashiell Hammett series commences with the screwball comedy of The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1934) noon.


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. A winter series pairs Marx Brothers and Preston Sturges comedies.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (March 4-6): If you can't sleep, it's not the coffee, it's the bunk. Or so says Preston Sturges' comedy of ambition Christmas in July (1940; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:40 p.m.), screening with the Marx Brothers as stowaways in Monkey Business (Norman Z. McCleod, 1931; 6, 8:50 p.m.).


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

WEDNESDAY (March 2): GreenCine presents cult filmmaker Takashi Miike's Andromedia (Japan, 2000). A bereaved father uses a microchip to bring his daughter back to life 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (March 3): Two premieres by veteran S.F. experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky, the "devotional songs" The Visitation (2002) and Threnody (2004), together with his Triste (1996). Artist in person 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (March 4): A Fridays in March series of "Retro and Recent Kink" opens with "A Star Is Porn," clips from the best nonsex scenes from such X-rated Hollywood parodies as Whore of the Rings and The Bare Wench Project. $8 7:30 p.m.


The Danger and Despair Knitting Society continues a spring series of 16mm noirs with a double bill of Bs starring Kay Francis. She's the ringleader of the Allotment Wives (William Nigh, 1945), who marry GIs for the money, and is coerced into a lonely hearts racket in Wife Wanted (Phil Karlson, 1946). Call 552-1533 or e-mail to make a reservation and get the address for the downtown S.F. locale. ... The Film Arts Foundation inaugurates a new "Sound & Cinema Speaker Series" with a panel discussion this Wednesday with Sundance Composer Lab director Peter Golub, composer Mark de gli Antoni, and filmmaker Michael Lehmann. It's in the San Francisco Film Centre Palm Room, Main Post, 39 Mesa in the Presidio, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16. For more information, call the Rights Workshop at 561- 3333. ... Harold Lloyd's silent scream Safety Last (1923) screens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. with live organ accompaniment by Chris Elliott at San Jose's California Theatre. See for more information, or (408) 295-3378 to order tickets. And see the Cinequest Web site for more info on San Jose's film festival, on this week.

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