WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: An American Indian activist's true tale is Trudell (Heather Rae, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.; Sat 2, 4 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com; 820-3907 and www.sfindie.com for the S.F. Independent Film Festival. $8 for regular programs; $10 with $8 matinees (before 4 p.m.) for S.F. IndieFest. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this newly reconstituted affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY: The S.F. Independent Film Festival continues here through Feb. 14. Today, Filmic Achievement (Kerwin) 2:15 p.m. "Kiss Kiss" (shorts) 4:30 p.m. Hanging Garden (Toshiaki, Japan) 7 p.m. Trap (Bonner) 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: IndieFest -- Waterborne (Rekhi) 2:15 p.m. Under the Rainbow (Heffelfinger, Japan) 4:30 p.m. Ellektra (Mestdagh, Belgium) 7 p.m. Fuck (Anderson) 9:30 p.m. Kissing on the Mouth (Swanberg) 11:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: IndieFest -- Smok'd noon. "At the Molehills of Madness" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. Sidekick 4:15 p.m. Trap 7 p.m. Episodes from the Showtime series by Dario Argento and Don Coscarelli, Two Masters of Horror 9:30 p.m. House of Fury (Fung, Hong Kong) 11:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: IndieFest -- Ellektra noon.Turntable (Patton-Spruill) 2:15 p.m. "Fast, Funny & Short" (shorts) 4:30 p.m. The festival's closing-night film is Takashi Miike's "children's film" The Great Yokai War (Japan). $15 with party to follow 7 p.m. Naisi no Mori (Ishii, Ishimine, and Miki, Japan) 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: IndieFest -- TBA.
TUESDAY: IndieFest -- TBA.
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
800 Chestnut (at Jones), 822-2885, www.23five.org for this week's programs. Home of the San Francisco Cinematheque, which specializes in avant-garde, historical, and experimental films at venues around the Bay Area. $8.
FRIDAY (Feb. 10): The annual "sound art" festival Activating the Medium offers two programs mingling live performances, music, film, and video. Tonight's presentation includes the sound/film performance I.C. You by Laetitia Sonami and Sue Costabile 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Feb. 11): Activating the Medium -- The program includes Dimitris Kariofilis' sound/film performance Ilios 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 (Feb. 9): The "rough and tumble lives" of The Aggressives (Daniel Peddle, 2005), "not your average group of butch lesbians," co-presented by the Butch-Femme Socials of San Francisco and Oakland 7:30 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.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), www.mykima.org for information on the 2006 San Francisco Korean American Film Festival. All programs screened on video. $6 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY (Feb. 8): In the Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, an SFKAFF screening of documentaries includes Texas Doughnut Shop and Pilots Are Badass 10:15 p.m.
FRIDAY (Feb. 10): Coppola Theater -- North Korea: Beyond the DMZ (J. T. Takagi and Hye Jung Park) 6:45 p.m. "Short Narratives I" 8 p.m. And Thereafter (Hosup Lee) 9 p.m. "Korean Short Selection" 10:15 p.m.
SATURDAY (Feb. 11): In the Psychology Building, Room 116, Macho Like Me (Helie Lee). Free 1:30 p.m. Coppola Theater -- A State of Mind (Daniel Gordon, U.K.) 4:45 p.m. "Short Narrative 2" includes An Ode to Margaret Cho 6:30 p.m. Grace Lee's The Grace Lee Project 7:40 p.m. From North Korea, The Flower Girl (Hak Park and Ik-gyu Choi, 1972). Free 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY (Feb. 12): Coppola Theater -- Umma (Hohyun Joung, Korea, 2005) 1:45 p.m. The Game of Their Lives (Gordon, U.K.) 3 p.m. "Short Narratives 3" 4:30 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 Thursday.
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