DAILY (closed Wednesday): Gary Hill: Transcending the Senses (2001) Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m. Video as Art (Art/New York, 1983) Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 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.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), 338-1629 for information, 338-2467 for McKenna Theater box office.
FRIDAY (May 20): A year's offerings from SFSU's animation program, "Animation Finals" unspools in the Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101. Free 3 p.m. The 45th San Francisco State Film Finals features the best work of all cinema department students, and screens in the McKenna Theater, Creative Arts Building. $6 7 p.m.
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 THROUGH SATURDAY: Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004) Weds, Thurs, Fri 7:15 p.m.; Sat 3 p.m.
STARTS SUNDAY: Call theater for program.
3543 18th St. (at Guerrero), 820-3907 and www.sfindie.com for S.F. Documentary Film Festival screenings. $9 save as noted.
SATURDAY (May 21): The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival screens here this weekend. Today, POPaganda (Carvala) 1 p.m. Other People's Pictures (Sheppard and Philbrick) 3:15 p.m. Call It Democracy (Kohn) with panel discussion to follow 5:10 p.m. The U.S. Army's under siege at Fallujah in Occupation: Dreamland (Scott and Olds) 7:30 p.m. A U.S. Marine training camp looks like Kubrick in Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click (Brumley) 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (May 22): S.F. Doc Fest -- Occupation Dreamland 1 p.m. A Life Without Pain (Gilbert) 3 p.m. Follow that woodpecker in The Birdpeople (Gitlin) 5 p.m. Trudell (Rae) 7 p.m. ScaredSacred (Ripper, Canada) 9 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 (May 18): "True Stories," Film Arts Foundation's ongoing series of new documentaries, screens The Fire Next Time (2005) by Patrice O'Neill and the Working Group, about domestic terrorism in Montana 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY (May 19): A rare screening of early film theorist and filmmaker Louis Delluc's Fever (France, 1920) screens with several short films by Bauhaus theorist Lázló Moholy-Nagy including Berlin Still Life (Germany, 1926), Lightplay: Black/White/Gray (Germany, 1930) and The Life of the Lobster (U.K., 1936) 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY (May 13): A Fridays-in-May series of "Anarchists and Film" continues with a rare screening of Fred Zinnemann's Behold a Pale Horse (1964; 7 p.m.), with Gregory Peck as an exiled Spanish Civil War vet on a mission against police chief Anthony Quinn. Also screening is Mel Bucklin's documentary profile Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman (Argentina, 1974;9:15 p.m.). $8.
TUESDAY (May 24): "Dance/Screen," a program of new dance works, offers tapes from DV8, Lloyd Newson, the Retina Dance Company, and others 7 p.m.
This Thursday, May 19, at 8 p.m. the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle screens Michael Curtiz's Flamingo Road (1949), with Joan Crawford and Sydney Greenstreet sweating in the sun. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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