Repertory Theaters

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, France, 2004) 6:45, 9 p.m. The Overture (Itthisoontorn Vichailak, Thailand, 2005) 6:30, 8:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet screens his fanciful argument for vegetarianism, Delicatessen (Jeunet and Marc Caro, France, 1991) 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: Jeunet's latest, A Very Long Engagement (France, 2004) 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Forty Shades of Blue (Ira Sachs, 2005) and Separate Lies (Julian Fellowes, U.K., 2005). Call for times.

FRIDAY: A documentary series spotlighting camera operator/director Joan Churchill (here in person) opens with the widely seen and influential Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Churchill and Nick Broomfield, 2003) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: Biggie and Tupac (Broomfield, U.K., 2002) 4 p.m. Peter Watkins' mock documentary on a fascist America, Punishment Park (1971), with cinematography by Churchill 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Female soldiers take basic in Soldier Girls (Broomfield and Churchill, 1981) noon. A "Master Class" with documentarians Joan Churchill and Alan Barker. $15 2:30 p.m. The delightful romantic fantasy I Know Where I'm Going (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1945) 4, 7 p.m.

MONDAY: Powell's early drama of a marginal community of fisherfolk, The Edge of the World (U.K., 1937), screens with a short film narrated by John Gielgud, An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941) 7 p.m.

TUESDAY: Mill Valley filmmaker Melissa Painter's new movie, Steal Me (2005). Call for time.

RED VIC

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: The dead rise to the crest of the wave in "Brain Eating Surf Movie Night," a program of shorts "combining horror and surfing." See www.aquasurfshop.com for more 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Oct. 20-26): Pack your bags for the Zombie Honeymoon (Dave Gebroe, 2005). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.

ROXIE

3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, 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: Thom Anderson's remarkable essay about the city of angels on film, Los Angeles Plays Itself (2004) 7:30 p.m.; also Wed 1, 4:15 p.m. The Goebbels Experiment (Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft, Germany, 2004) 7 p.m. Jacques Richard's interesting study of the complicated cinéaste Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque (France, 2004) 9 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 21-27): Proteus (David Lebrun, 2004), painstakingly animating the sea-life drawings of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). See Opening for review. Plus Lebrun's short film of unrolled Tibetan scrolls, Tanka Tanka 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.

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): What's in the box? An interactive presentation of The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell (2003) screens through Nov. 18 Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m.

THURSDAY: A feature-length look at Paul Strand: Under the Dark Cloth (John Walker, 1990) 4 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, a panel discussion and screening of My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann (Jane Reed, 2005), with filmmaker and other experts on Gutmann's work. $10, includes reception 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: In the Koret Center, My Eyes Were Fresh screens daily through Nov. 18 Fri, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m.; Thurs 4, 7:30 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 (Oct. 19): San Francisco's American Institute of Architects' continuing "Architecture and the City" series screens Lise Swenson's locally made Mission Movie (2004). Filmmaker in person 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Oct. 20): A "Billionaire Boys Club" series on "robber barons of the 20th century" profiles burger king Ray Kroc noon.

TUESDAY (Oct. 25): KQED co-sponsors a new monthly screening series of programs drawn from the PBS "Independent Lens" series. Tonight, reactions to racial stereotypes drive the locally produced Race Is the Place 6 p.m.

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $10.

SUNDAY (Oct. 23): "Malaria sucks!" is the message of SurfAid International, a humanitarian group, which screens Wave of Compassion as an aid in stopping the spread of the disease in the Mentawais Islands. The area is prime surfing territory as well, and the film includes surfing footage. Also screening is Jack Johnson's surf and music film The September Sessions (2003). See www.surfaidinternational.org for more 7, 9 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 (Oct. 19): The "Mission Views Film Series" screens a program of locally made movies by Pepe Urquijo. Filmmaker in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (Oct. 20-22): Two gay garbagemen suffer a rift when Joe Dallesandro falls for "androgynous waif" Jane Birkin in a rare film by famed singer Serge Gainsbourg, Je T'aime moi Non Plus (I Love You No More, France, 1976). $8 7:30 p.m.

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