THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Nature runs wild, humans follow, in the pop ethnographic doc Baraka (Ron Fricke, 2005) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Closed for the holiday.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Baraka 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Jan. 3 & 4): Got 95 minutes? That's how long David Cronenberg allots for A History of Violence (2005). And not a minute too short, is it? 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
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 U.S.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
DAILY (Closed Wednesday and New Year's Day): A Kiki Smith exhibit offers Art:21:Stories (PBS, 2003) through Jan. 29 2 p.m. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (Marian Cajori, 1997) through Feb. 28 Thurs 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.
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 (Dec. 29): "Down in New Orleans," a film series set in the landscape formerly known as the Big Easy, screens one of the last movies ever shot there, the underrated character study A Love Song for Bobby Long (Shainee Gabel, 2004), with Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta noon.
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