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WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005) 6:30, 8:50 p.m. Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary Mondovino (2005) 6:15, 9 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6 p.m. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004) 8 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Downfall, Mondovino, and The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill continue. Call for times.

TUESDAY: Robert Bilheimer's A Closer Walk (2005) addresses the global AIDS pandemic in a visual style inspired by Edward Steichen's The Family of Man. Filmmaker in person 7 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7; and $8 for Hi/Lo Film Festival screenings (Thursday through Saturday) save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: The local premiere of the documentary Ganges: River to Heaven (Gayle Ferraro, 2003) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Hi/Lo Film Festival screens here for three days. Today, "Shorts Program 1" 7:15 p.m. "Shorts Program 2" 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: Hi/Lo -- "Shorts Program 3" 7:15 p.m. A repeat of "Shorts Program 1" 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY: Hi/Lo -- Skateboarding is not ... (Drew Barlow) with shorts. $5 5 p.m. Piece by Piece (Nic Hill) documents San Francisco graffiti 7:15 p.m. "Shorts Program 2" 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Zhang Yimou's visually stunning House of Flying Daggers (China, 2004) 7:15, 9:35 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Eating Out (Q. Allen Brocka, 2004) 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Assisted Living (Elliot Greenebaum, 2003) 2, 4:30, 7 p.m. Also, a surreal French film, No Rest for the Brave (Alain Guiradie, France), screens as part of an IndieWire "Undiscovered Gems" series 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 15-21): Double Dare (Amanda Micheli, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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 "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) screens through April 17 Thurs & Fri 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m. Gary Hill: Transcending the Senses (2001) starts Monday and runs through May 30 Mon & Tues 2:30 p.m. A 15-minute film, Artist at Work: Robert Bechtle (Spark, 2005), also screens throughout the day.

THURSDAY (April 14): In conjunction with the "Winchester" exhibit on the American west by Jeremy Blake, a special screening of Burt Kennedy's woman's revenge western Hannie Caulder (1971), with Raquel Welch. "Blake notes a parallel between the plight of rifle heiress Sarah Winchester and that of Hannie Caulder, both of whom struggle to rectify wrongs caused by gun violence" 7 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursday, and there's a special screening on Saturday this week. Free.

THURSDAY (April 14): Drew Barrymore is Cinderella in Ever After (Andy Tennant, 1998) noon.

SATURDAY (April 16): A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries (Trina Lopez, 2004). Filmmaker in person for Q&A 1 p.m.


1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555; for this program. "Frameline at the Center," a free monthly film series, continues.

THURSDAY (April 14): Jeremy Simmons' School's Out: The Life of a Gay High School in Texas (2005) follows nine students at America's first private LGBTQ high school 7:30 p.m.


Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.

WEDNESDAY: Drink till you're Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004) 5:45 p.m. Join in The Chorus (Christopher Barratier, 2004) 7:35 p.m.


STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


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. Alfred Hitchcock provides the films for April's series.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (April 15-17): Terrorists operate out of a movie theater in Hitchcock's effective translation of Joseph Conrad to the contemporary London of Sabotage (U.K., 1936; 6, 9:25 p.m.). It screens with the justly popular Patricia Highsmith adaptation Strangers on a Train (1941; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:05 p.m.).


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

THURSDAY (April 14): S.F. Cinematheque presents a program by Michael Rosas-Walsh, including his Alaskan Opus in D, plus films that have inspired him, including Robert Nelson's Hot Leatherette, Rock Ross' Psycho Porpoise, and Dean Snider's Stink. Filmmaker in person, and live music by the Goat Family 7:30 p.m.

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