WEDNESDAY: A two-day program of Don McGlynn's films about musicians screens The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003). McGlynn in person 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: The West Coast premiere of McGlynn's latest, about legendary folkie Spider John Koerner (2005) 7 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005); see Opening for review. Downfall, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and Born Into Brothels continue. Call for times.
FRIDAY: IndieWire (or, as they prefer, "indieWIRE") screens a week of "the Top Undistributed Films of 2004." See www.indiewire.com for more information. The Beauty Academy of Kabul (Mermin, Afghanistan) 7 p.m. Days and Hours (Zalica, Bosnia) 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: IndieWire -- Liberia: An Uncivil War (Brabazon and Stack) 2:15 p.m. The Beauty Academy of Kabul 4:30 p.m. No Rest for the Brave (Guaridie, France) 6:15 p.m. Down to the Bone 8:15 p.m.
MONDAY: IndieWire -- Days and Hours 7 p.m. No Rest for the Brave 9:10 p.m.
TUESDAY: IndieWire -- Awful Normal 7 p.m. House of the Tiger King 8:45 p.m.
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.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A program of rare "Antique Smut," circa 1915-50 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Tony Gatlif's exploration of all things Rom, Latcho Drom (France, 1993) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (April 5 & 6): Here's a scary one -- The Future of Food (Deborah Koons Garcia, 2004). We'll be grateful to be dead! 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 1-7): Assisted Living (Elliot Greenebaum, 2003); see Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
DAILY (closed Wednesday): In conjunction with "John Szarkowski," John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (Richard B. Woodward and Sandra McLeod, 1998) 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, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/. A weekly video program screens for free.
THURSDAY (April 7): It's out, out talking candle as a fairy tale series opens with Jean Cocteau's lovely Beauty and the Beast (France, 1947) 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.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. The Fearless Tales Genre Festival screens here through April 3.
WEDNESDAY: A Fearless Tales screening of Zombie Nation (Ulli Lommel), with an L.A. cop torturing revenge-seeking female zombies. Lommel in person 6 p.m. In Lommel's Zodiac Killer a teenage copycat tracks down the original 8:30 p.m. Bounty hunters seek an embezzling accountant in Oakland in Malcolm Sherwood's Broken Low 11 p.m.
FRIDAY: A pulp novelist and a photo clerk track down vampires in Night of the Vampire Hunter (Ulli Bujard, Germany) 6 p.m. Habitaciones Para Turistas (Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Argentina) 8:30 p.m. Mala Carne (Fabian Forte, Argentina) 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: "Saturday Morning Cartoons for Grown-Ups" noon. The Collingswood Story (Mike Costanza) 2:15 p.m. Freak-Out (Christian James) 5 p.m. An ex-addict tries to aid a pal in Horsie's Retreat (Tony Asimakopoulos) 8 p.m. Decadent cheerleaders meet Andre the Butcher in Dead Meat (Philip Cruz) 10:30 p.m. A horror filmmaking spoof, Anti-Horror (Donald Benjamin) midnight.
SUNDAY: Don't return a lost wallet to a man called Crazy George is the lesson of The Legend of Crazy George (George Furman) 2:30 p.m. Red Cockroaches (Miguel Coyula) 5 p.m. The Curse of El Charro (Rich Ragsdale) 7:30 p.m. Paranoia strikes two brothers in Bloodline (Keith Coulouris and David Schrader) 10 p.m.
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