FRIDAY: Winners and runners-up from UCB's Eisner Awards competition for best student films and videos include the winners Jonas (film by Richard Parkin) and La Continuidad de los Cables (video by Camilo Salazar Prince) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: In a film eerily anticipating the fate of the Democratic Party in the 21st century, a donkey is mistreated by cruel humanity in a new print of Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar (France, 1966) Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 7:25 p.m. 96-year-old Manoel de Oliveira bids adieu to cruel humanity in his allegory of the 21st century A Talking Picture (Portugal, 2003) Sat 8:50 p.m.; Sun 5:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: The PFA is closed -- and will remain so through May 29.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
SATURDAY (May 7): Good Vibrations welcomes National Masturbation Month with a screening of Orgasm! The Faces of Ecstasy (Emerita Joani Blank, 1981). Filmmaker and friends in person. $8 5 p.m.
TUESDAY (May 10): P.J. Soles likes her Ramones in Rock 'n' Roll High School (Allan Arkush, 1979), screening as a benefit for the American Federation of Teachers. Hey teachers -- they blow up the school! $7 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005) 6:30, 8:50 p.m. Don't Move (Sergio Castellitto, Italy, 2004) 6:50, 9:15 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6:15 p.m. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004) 8:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
SUNDAY (May 8): John Korty in person with his affecting and effective documentary Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get 19 Kids? (1977), about a family made up of war orphans and the handicapped. Ask him what he thinks of Palindromes 4 p.m.
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: Wong Kar-Wai's second feature, Days of Being Wild (Hong Kong, 1991), a prequel of much of what is to come 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
STARTS THURSDAY: This year's "Academy Award Nominated Shorts" includes the live-action winner Wasp (Andrea Arnold, U.K.) and the animation winner Ryan (Chris Landreth, Canada). Program screens through May 12; see Opening for review 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.; 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Hal Hartley's latest, The Girl From Monday (2005) 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m. Fear meets Freud in The Century of the Self (Alan Curtis, U.K., 2004). Parts 1 & 2 ($8) 6:30 p.m. Parts 3 & 4 ($4) 8:40 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: The fourth San Francisco Sex Worker Arts Festival screens films and videos at this venue. Contact Scarlot Harlot, festival director, at 751-1659 or email@example.com for more info.
STARTS SUNDAY: Call theater for program.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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 Thursdays. Free.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
WEDNESDAY: The Bay Area Adventure Film Festival 7:30 p.m.
STARTS THURSDAY: Call theater for program.
WEDNESDAY (May 4): GreenCine presents Piece by Piece (Nic Hill, 2004), about San Francisco graffiti. $8 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (May 5): Restored prints of 1950s 8mm camp melodramas by George and Mike Kuchar, including A Town Called Tempest, The Thief and the Stripper, and Born of the Wind 7, 9 p.m.
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