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. Alfred Hitchcock provides the films for April's series.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (April 8-10): An old woman disappears in Hitchcock's excellent comedic thriller The Lady Vanishes (U.K., 1938; 5:40, 9:20 p.m. ), while Joan Fontaine wonders if she can trust husband Cary Grant in Suspicion (1941; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:50 p.m. ).
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY (April 6): A program of "Lost Films From the Academic Archive of North America" screens 16mm works produced for teaching purposes, dating from 1930-77. Introduced by curator/historian Geoff Alexander7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (April 7): "We Cannot Exhibit It," a program of videos by Pierre-Yves Clouin, includes My Levitating Butt and I've Got Mouths All Over7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (April 8): A Fridays-in-April series of "trailer trash" movies continues with a program of "White Trash Trailers," coming attractions for films like Preacherman Meets Widderwoman from 1970-84 7:30 p.m.