MONDAY: "An Evening with Bertrand Tavernier" offers the famed filmmaker in person with his latest film, Holy Lola (France, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 15 & 16): Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino together again for the first time since 1922 in Beyond the Rocks (Sam Wood). Recorded soundtrack 7 p.m.
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.
THURSDAY: The lives of the endangered herds of northern Alaska are followed in Being Caribou (Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson, 2005), with Sierra Club activist Vicky Hoover at both screenings 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 11-17): The Dalai Lama constructs a sand mandala in Werner Herzog's new documentary Wheel of Time (2005). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com; 835-4783 and www.thirdi.org for further information on 3rd I Festival screenings. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Make It Funky! (Michael Murphy, 2005). All proceeds for this film go to Louisiana Rebirth, an organization devoted to rebuilding New Orleans culture 7 p.m. Where the Truth Lies (Atom Egoyan, 2004) 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, 2005) 9:15 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 11-17): "Matters of Life and Death", a program of recent films by Jay Rosenblatt. 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: The 3rd I Festival screens here today and Sunday. "Local South Asian Short Films" 7 p.m. The rapid rise and sudden fall of Indian film stars Rahul Roy, Kumar Gaurav and Bhagyashree is charted in Sunset Bollywood (Tolani, Hong Kong/India) 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: 3rd I -- The story of Indian migrants attempting to land in Canada in 1914, Continuous Journey (Kazimi, Canada/India) 11:30 a.m. Silent Waters (Sumar, Pakistan) 1:30 p.m. City of Photos (Jain, India) 4 p.m. No More Tears, Sister (Klowdawsky, Canada/Sri Lanka) 5:30 p.m. A film about the mighty river Ganges: River to Heaven (Ferraro, U.S./India) 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: The local premiere ofWalMart: The High Cost of Low Prices (Robert Greenwald, 2005). $10 8 p.m.
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 (Nov. 10): A transgender seminary student tours America in Call Me Malcolm (Joseph Parlagreco, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Through Nov. 18 -- What's in the box? An interactive presentation of The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell (2003) Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m. My Eyes Were Fresh Thurs 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 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.
THURSDAY (Nov. 10): A "Guns, Germs and Steel" series tracing 13,000 years of human evolution continues with Conquest (2005) noon.
SUNDAY (Nov. 6): The 12th annual Exhibition and Competition of Independent Filipino Films and Videos. Titles TBA 1 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. Closed Monday through Wednesday.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: "Bang! Bang! Bang!" exclaims Jennifer Jones' plumber in Ernst Lubitsch's very pleasant comedy Cluny Brown (1946; 7:30 p.m.), with Charles Boyer her intended. Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier star in Winston Churchill's favorite film of all time, Lady Hamilton (Alexander Korda, U.K., 1941; 5:15, 9:20 p.m.).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: There's intrigue among Himalayan nuns in Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1947; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 3:45 p.m.), beautifully photographed in color by the late great Jack Cardiff. It screens with Jack Clayton's careful adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, The Innocents (1961; 5:35, 9:20 p.m.), chillingly shot in black and white by Freddie Francis.
1285 Sutter (at Van Ness), 474-8700 for venue; 554-0525 and www.aifisf.com for this program. For regular screenings at this multiplex, see our Showtimes page. The 30th annual American Indian Film Festival concludes a run here this week.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 9): A program of eight documentaries, averaging half an hour each, begins with Grandmother's Prayer (Murray). $5 noon Mohawk Girls (Deer) and Sleep Dancer (Pocowatchit). $7 7 p.m.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
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