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RED VIC

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Coen Brothers struck it rich with the cult favorite The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998); no similar following seems to be developing for their last three or four films 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:20 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: From Hong Kong, the acclaimed gangster favorite Infernal Affairs (Wai Keung Lau, 2002) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Seventy million pilgrims take the Shortcut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (Maurizio Benazzo and Nick Day, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

ROXIE

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: Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary Mondovino (2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Double Dare (Amanda Micheli, 2004) 2, 4, 7, 9 p.m.

THURSDAY: Black and Blue: Concerning Faith, Love & BBQ 7, 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. 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, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m. Gary Hill: Transcending the Senses (2001) Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 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 on Thursday. Free.

THURSDAY (April 21): The highly acclaimed fable Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, France, 1970) noon.

SPANGENBERG THEATRE

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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Born Into Brothels (Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, 2004) 6 p.m. Join in The Chorus (Christopher Barratier, France, 2004) 7:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.

STANFORD

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 22-24): Sir Alfred sings songs of innocence and experience, respectively, in a caper starring teenage Nova Pilbeam, Young and Innocent (U.K., 1937; 5:50, 9:25 p.m.), and one of his darkest, most mature films, Notorious (1946; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:55 p.m.).

UA GALAXY

1285 Sutter (at Van Ness), 474-2835. For regular screenings at this multiplex, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 22-28): The bright side of life is looked upon in this one-week engagement of the Monty Python features Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, U.K., 1974; 2:50, 7:05 p.m.; also Fri & Sat 11:30 p.m.) and Life of Brian (Jones, 1980; 12:40, 4:55, 9:15 p.m.).

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $7 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (April 20): "True Stories" presents a preview of George Paul Csicsery's latest, The Thursday Club (2005), a visit to the now-retired Oakland policemen who battled peaceniks and Panthers 40 years ago. Filmmaker in person 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (April 21): S.F. Cinematheque screens hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage, including Thigh Line Lyre Triangular, Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse, and First Hymn to the Night -- Novalis, plus live poetry by Robert Grenier 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (April 22): A Fridays-in-April series of "trailer trash" movies continues with a double bill of Poor Pretty Eddie (Richard Robinson, 1973; 7:30 p.m.) -- Leslie Uggams' car breaks down in a Southern town populated by Slim Pickens and Shelley Winters -- and Girl on a Chain Gang (Jerry Gross, 1965; 9:15 p.m.), exploiting the Freedom Riders movement for white-trash glee. $8.

FILM NOTES

The Center for Modern Greek Studies offers "A Conversation With Costa-Gavras" in Humanities 587, San Francisco State University, Friday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Free.

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