Repertory Theaters

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Koret Visitor Education Center (save as noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist (Chris Maybach, 2005) Thurs 1, 7 p.m.; Fri 1 p.m.; Mon & Tues 2:30 p.m. A feature-length look at Paul Strand: Under the Dark Cloth (John Walker, 1990) Thurs-Sun 3 p.m.; Mon & Tues 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 and occasional other days. Free.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28): San Francisco's American Institute of Architects offers an "Architecture and the City" series, screening Lustron -- The House America's Been Waiting For (Ed Moore, Bill Kubota, and Bill Ferehawk, 2002), about the rise and fall of an inventor who planned to mass-produce 100 all-steel houses a day. We could use him now! 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Sept. 29): A series of A-bomb-related cinema presents Stanley Kubrick's penultimate truth, Dr. Strangelove (1964) noon.

SATURDAY (Oct. 1): "Queer Youth Speak: In and Out of the Library" offers the premiere of a youth video response to the Hormel Center's "Out at the Library" exhibition and a panel discussion on the topic 2 p.m.

SPANGENBERG THEATRE

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.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Kids witness the coup in Machuca (Andrés Wood, Chile, 2004) 5 p.m. Another desperate housewife in an Asylum (David Mackenzie, U.K., 2005) 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo, 2005) 1 p.m. Boys and Girls From County Clare (John Irvin, Ireland, 2003) 3:10 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 and newly expanded neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Most of MGM's top stars enjoy Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933; 7:30 p.m.), screening with Cukor's proto-Star Is Born, What Price Hollywood (1932; 5:50, 9:30 p.m.), with Constance Bennett discovering the answer.

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The beloved gangster/transvestite comedy Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:35 p.m.) screens with the charming comedy of ambition It Should Happen to You (Cukor, 1954; 5:50, 9:45 p.m.), with Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon (in his debut).

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org for venue; www.teaseorama.com for this program. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $15.

SUNDAY (Oct. 2): The "Tease-O-Rama 2005 Legends Night," hosted by Will "The Thrill" and Monica "The Tiki Goddess" Cortes-Viharo from the Parkway, includes "Legend Discussion" (panel discussion with burlesque legends) 6:30 p.m. The Suicide Girls: The First Tour (2005) documents the "sexy fun" of their live tour. It screens with an SG in-person appearance, Antonio Marsico's Camp Burlesque, a short comedy about a training camp for future legends, plus vintage burlesque films and home movies 8 p.m.

WHEELER AUDITORIUM

Bancroft & Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus, www.berkeley.edu for venue; www.aff.org for program and tickets. This college theater hosts screenings from the Arab Film Festival this weekend. $10.

SUNDAY (Oct. 2): A closing-day screening of Door to the Sun (Youry Nassrallah, Egypt, 2004), a four-hour epic depiction of the lives of Palestinian exiles. Screens with intermission and Q&A after the screening 12:30 p.m.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28): "The Mission Was a Woman" presents a program of films by "Latina filmmakers who have called the Mission District home." $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Sept. 30): A heavy-metal film series concludes with Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper (Joe Gannon, 1974), a mascara-ed memento of a more innocent (!) time 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (Oct. 2): S.F. Cinematheque presents Britta Sjogren's In This Short Life (2004), an experimental narrative feature intertwining four lives of daily struggle. Filmmaker in person 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (Oct. 4): Pork and Milk<</i>/b> (Valerie Mrejen, U.S./Israel, 2005) documents ultra-Orthodox Israelis who suddenly stop practicing 7:30 p.m.

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