Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.
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111 MINNA GALLERY
111 Minna (between New Montgomery and Second streets), 864-0660 and www.microcinema.com for information on this program. $6.
MONDAY (May 23): The bimonthly "Independent Exposure Screening Series" offers up its "beautiful and eclectic" "Spring Edition 2005" featuring Andre Silva's spam letter google image search video entertainment (each word of some spam is matched with a Googled image), Rob Tyler's The Beautiful and the Fine and Ken Wardrop's Undressing My Mother 8 p.m.
ACT I & II
2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Save the Green Planet (Jang Jun-hwan, Korea, 2003) 7, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 20-26): Brothers (Susanne Bier, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (May 19): A Public vs. Private" art show offers installations, live performances and a video by Heather Catalinich 7 p.m.
FRIDAY (May 20): City College of San Francisco's Multimedia students are the "Children of the Zoetrope" offering a year's worth of their best "motion graphics" and animation. $3-$5 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (May 21): Other Cinema offers Mike Kuchar's spoof melodrama Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965)and Wesley Barry's science-fiction curiosity Creation of the Humanoids (1964), plus shorts. See www.othercinema.com for more info. $6 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (May 22): An Amnesty International screening of Lest We Forget (Jason DaSilva, 2004) parallels the Japanese internment camps of World War II with post-9/11 treatment of Arab-Americans 8 p.m.
MONDAY (May 23): "American Idle" screens City College film department offerings $3-$5 8 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Watermarks (Yaron Zilberman, Israel, 2004) 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 p.m. The two-part, six-hour Italian film The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003) continues Wed -- Part 1: 4p.m., Part 2 12:15, 7:45 p.m.; Thurs -- Part 1: 12:15, 7:45 p.m., Part 2: 4 p.m. Separate admission for each part.
STARTS FRIDAY: Watermarks (Yaron Zilberman, Israel, 2004) continues. Call for times and other films.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatresf.com, $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Todd Solondz spelled backward is Palindromes (2005) 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 12:30, 2:45, 4:45 p.m.
FRIDAY:Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident (2005), a new documentary about anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott by her niece, Anna Broinowski, screens as a benefit for the Nuclear Policy Research Institute. Caldicott in person, introduced by Julia Butterfly Hill. $25 for film, $100 for film and reception to follow 7:30 p.m.
STARTS TUESDAY: The restored and extended cut of Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee (1965/2005) screens through May 31. 5, 8:30 p.m.; also Weds, Sat, Sun, Mon 2 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com or www.8tales.com for this series. "8 Tales," a midnight movie series, continues. For additional Clay screenings, see our Showtimes page. $7.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (May 20 & 21): Three boy-men go frat in Old School (Todd Phillips, 2004) midnight.
145 Ninth St. (between Mission and Howard), www.filmarts.org. 552-8760 x 305 for this event. Free.
FRIDAY (May 20): Direct Connect, a social mixer and networking event, includes in addition to $2 beer a short film screening featuring Store Wars. Free 7-10 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: An Italian actor takes his black girlfriend home to meet the family in A Wake in Providence (Rosario Roveto Jr., 1999) 7 p.m.; also Thurs 8:55 p.m. Sixteen Years of Alcohol (Richard Jobson, U.K., 2004) Wed 8:55 p.m.; Thurs 4:25 p.m.
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