FRIDAY & SATURDAY: It Came From Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) and landed in the desert. From a story by Ray Bradbury7:15, 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 www.roxie.com. $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-On6 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 Throat10 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:15 p.m.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/. A weekly video program screens for free.
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.).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.stanfordtheatre.org for more information, www.cinequest.org 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.