WEDNESDAY: A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 2, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Alcatraz Is Not an Island! (James M. Fortier, 2001), about the Native American seizure of the former prison site in 1969, screens as a benefit for Sacred Run. Activist Dennis Banks in person 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: The S.F. Independent Film Festival starts here today and runs through Feb. 14. Today, Initial D (Lau and Mak, Hong Kong) 2:15 p.m. The Holy Modal Rounders (Douglas and Lovelace) 4:30 p.m. Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (Nelson) 7 p.m. Lie With Me (Virgo, Canada) 9:30 p.m. Razor Blade Smile (West, U.K.) 11:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: IndieFest -- Blood Tea and Red String (Cegavske) noon. Hanging Garden (Toshiaki, Japan) 2:15 p.m. "Mini Movies" (shorts) 4:15 p.m. A/K/A Tommy Chong (Gilbert); see N&D Saturday, Page 21, for more 7 p.m. Mad Cowgirl (Hatanaka) 9:30 p.m. Jimmy and Judy (Schroder and Rubin); see N&D Saturday, Page 21, for more 11:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: IndieFest -- Fisher Poets (Winston) noon. These Girls (Hazlett, Canada) 2:15 p.m. A program of "Cartoons, etc." 4:30 p.m. Gambling (Allen) 7 p.m. Subject Two (Chidel) 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: IndieFest -- December Ends (Kreiger) 2:15 p.m. Facade (Bedard) 4:30 p.m. Year (Carroll) 7 p.m. Naisi no Mori (Ishii, Ishimine, and Miki, Japan) 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: IndieFest -- Frisbee (Di Sabatino) 2:15 p.m. Danielson (Aronson) 4:30 p.m. Initial D 7 p.m. Ten 'Til Noon (Storm) 9:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesday): Stones and Flies: Richard Long in the Sahara (Philip Haas, 1988) through March 2 2 p.m. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (Marian Cajori, 1997) through Feb. 28 4 p.m.; also Thurs 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.
TUESDAY (Feb. 7): An ITVS Community Cinema screening of the PBS-bound Taking the Heat (Sandra Dickson and Churchill Roberts, 2004), about New York City's first women firefighters, with a panel discussion to follow 6 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. This spring's series emphasizes James Stewart, detective films, and Hollywood 1934-38. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Tara rises again with Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 2 p.m.
3543 18th St. (at Guerrero), 820-3907 and www.sfindie.com for S.F. Independent Film Festival programming. $10 with $8 matinees (before 4 p.m.).
FRIDAY (Feb. 3): The San Francisco Independent Film Festival screens here this weekend and next. Today, Fisher Poets (Winston) 2:15 p.m. Year (Carroll) 4:30 p.m. December Ends (Kreiger) 7 p.m. Ten 'Til Noon (Storm) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Feb. 4): IndieFest -- Frisbee (Di Sabatino) noon. The Holy Modal Rounders (Douglas and Lovelace) 2:15 p.m. Danielson (Aronson) 4:30 p.m. Facade (Bedard) 7 p.m. "Fast, Funny and Short" (shorts) 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Feb. 5): IndieFest -- "At the Molehills of Madness" (shorts) noon. Mad Cowgirl (Hatanaka) 2:15 p.m. Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (Nelson) 4:30 p.m. Fuck (Anderson) 7 p.m. "Kiss Kiss" (shorts) 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Feb. 1): GreenCine presents the Euro-gangster classic The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil, France, 1969), the only teaming of genre icons Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, and Leno Ventura. $7 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Feb. 5): San Francisco Cinematheque presents Andy Warhol's Factory response to Susan Sontag's groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp," Camp (Warhol, 1965), with Mario Montez, Baby Jane Holzer, and other campers 7, 9 p.m.
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