WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Gunner Palace (Michael Tucker, 2005) 6:30, 8:30 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Born Into Brothels (Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, 2004) 7, 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
STARTS FRIDAY: Wong Kar-Wai's second feature, Days of Being Wild (Hong Kong, 1991). See Ongoing for review. Call for times and other films.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: Madmen declare war, jockey for power, fear tap water in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove (1964) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
THURSDAY: Kubrick week continues with The Shining (1980), all work and no play making Jack Nicholson less than dull 7, 9:50 p.m.
FRIDAY: Kubrick anticipates punk, and life as a first-person-shooter video game, in A Clockwork Orange (U.K., 1971) 7, 9:50 p.m.
SATURDAY: Kubrick's literal Lolita (1962) 2, 5, 8 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (Bathsheba Ratzkoff and Sut Jhally, 2004) 6:30, 8:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 1991) 8:15 p.m.; also Wed 4:15 p.m. Fear meets Freud in The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2002). Parts 1 & 2 ($8) 7 p.m. Parts 3 & 4 ($4) 9:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
800 Chestnut (at Jones), 822-2885, www.sfcinematheque.org. $7 save as noted. Home of the San Francisco Cinematheque, which specializes in avant-garde, historical, and experimental films at venues around the Bay Area, including here, its home base. $7.
TUESDAY (March 22): Two world premieres by experimental filmmakers Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse, Salon and Drill, plus some of their "single-channel" works and installation pieces including Loss Prevention and Guarded. Artists in person 7:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), (650) 724-5544 and www.unaff.org for this program. $15 for all films.
WEDNESDAY (March 16): The United Nations Association Film Festival screens a special program on "Women -- From Abortion to War." Films include Daughter From Danang (Gail Golgin and Vicente Franco) 6 p.m. When Abortion Was Illegal (Dorothy Fadiman) 7:30 p.m. Afghanistan Unveiled (Brigitte Brault, Afghanistan/France) 8 p.m. Women and Fidel (Judithe Bizot and Claudio Bruno, Cuba/France) 9 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. A winter series pairs Marx Brothers and Preston Sturges comedies.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (March 18-20): Preston Sturges' great comedy about the film industry, Sullivan's Travels (1942; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:20 p.m.), screens with the Marx Brothers stuck in a hotel room and seeking Room Service (William Seiter, 1938; 6, 9:10 p.m.).
40 Main (at Tiburon), 381-4123, www.tiburonfilmfestival.com. The Tiburon International Film Festival screens here through March 17. $10 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: Between Two Worlds (Weisblatt) 2 p.m. "Shorts Program 9" 2 p.m. "Shorts Program 11" (experimental) 2 p.m. Sand and Water (Dill-Riaz, Bangladesh) 3:45 p.m. Amelia (Lock, Canada) 3:50 p.m. Anathema (Robbins) 3:50 p.m. Death in Gaza (Miller and Shaw) 4:15 p.m. Love in Concrete (De Pena, Venezuela) 5:25 p.m. Retreat (Jacques) 5:35 p.m. Cuba: Island of Music (Keys) 6 p.m. Girls From Ipanema (Dent, Brazil/Australia) 6 p.m. Moving Malcolm (Ratner, Canada) 7:30 p.m. Dead Heat Under the Shrubs (Barari, Iran) 7:50 p.m. Naked World (Nelson) 8 p.m. Five decades of Italian directors are revisited in Being 30 (Taviani, Italy) 8 p.m. 9 Souls (Toshiaki, Japan) 9:30 p.m. Wolfsburg (Petzold, Germany) 9:30 p.m. Mix (Lovy, Hungary) 9:40 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Shorts Program 3" (time) 3:05 p.m. Habanece (Nebra, Cuba) 3:10 p.m. "Shorts Program 10" (love) 3:30 p.m. "Shorts Program 13" 4:35 p.m. Henny Honigmann's enjoyable look at an enclave of Cuban music in north Jersey, Dame le Mano 5 p.m. Mother Cuba (Shang, Cuba) 5:30 p.m. Imagining Argentina (Hampton, Spain) 5:40 p.m. Little Kings (Tibaldo-Bongiorno) 6:30 p.m. Headrush (Marcus, Ireland) 7:20 p.m. Nothing (Sarazin, Germany) 7:30 p.m. Trilogy of Love (Attali, Senegal) 7:30 p.m. Being Pavarotti (Geldenhuys, South Africa) 8:30 p.m. The Dress (Thiago, Brazil) 9:15 p.m. After the Day Before (Janisch, Hungary) 9:20 p.m. Memo (Jovanovich, Serbia) 9:25 p.m.
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