SAN FRANCISCO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555; www.frameline.org for this program. "Frameline at the Center," a free monthly film series, continues.
THURSDAY (May 12): A long-lasting lesbian bar is profiled in Last Call at Maud's (Paris Poirier, 1993) 7:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (closed Wednesday): 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.
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (May 12-15): 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.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: A half-hour documentary, Video as Art (Art/New York, 1983), begins screenings through May 30 4 p.m.
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.
THURSDAY (May 12): Brock Peters, Melba Moore, and Raymond St. Jacques star in Lost in the Stars (Daniel Mann, 1975), book by Maxwell Anderson from Alan Paton's South African novel Cry the Beloved Country, with a score by Kurt Weill noon.
3543 18th St. (at Guerrero), 820-3907 and www.sfindie.com for S.F. Documentary Film Festival screenings. $9 save as noted.
FRIDAY (May 13): The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival screens here this weekend and next. Today, The Education of Shelby Knox (Lipschutz and Rosenblatt) 5:30 p.m. Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? (Whinna and Hunter) 7:30 p.m. POPaganda (Carvala) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (May 14): S.F. Doc Fest -- The Loss of Nameless Things (Rose) 1 p.m. In a Nutshell (Bernier) 3:15 p.m. A Whale of a Tale (Lynch, Canada) 5:30 p.m. Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (Brinkmann) 7:30 p.m. Derailroaded (Rubin and Lubin) 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (May 15): S.F. Doc Fest -- Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party 1 p.m. Trollywood (Farley, U.K.) 3 p.m. Awake Zion (Haim) 5 p.m. The Education of Shelby Knox 7 p.m. Kaikohe Demolition (Habicht, New Zealand) and Ghetto Fabulous (Lilla) 9 p.m.
THURSDAY (May 12): Bill Basquin's triptych of films about "work, mortality, identity and the flesh" includes Martin, The Last Day of November, and Range. They screen with his The Ride, and three by Michelle Silva including the "more carnal" How the West Was Hung 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (May 13): A Fridays-in-May series of "Anarchists and Film" continues with Steven Soderbergh's heavy sophomore film, Kafka (1991; 7 p.m.), from an absurdly overvalued script by Lem Dobbs about the real Franz Kafka's supposed surreal experiences as a file clerk. Hector Olivera's Rebellion in Patagonia (Argentina, 1974; 8:45 p.m.) records the suppression of a farmers' strike in the 1920s. $8.
TUESDAY (May 17): The 20th anniversary of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is marked by videotapes of different versions of such works as Continuous Replay, with discussions by dancers present 7:30 p.m.
This Thursday, May 12, at 8 p.m. the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle screens Jacques Tourneur's swamp melodrama Experiment Perilous (1944), with Hedy Lamarr. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com.
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