THURSDAY (March 16): The Human Rights Watch Festival screens Mardi Gras: Made in China (David Redmon, 2004), demonstrating how the parade's traditional beads are now made in Fuzhou 7 p.m. Peru's war against terror in the 1990s is recalled in State of Fear (Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís, and Peter Kinoy, 2005) 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (March 19): San Francisco Cinematheque screens States of UnBelonging (Lynne Sachs, 2005), about the death of an Israeli filmmaker. Sachs in person 7:30 p.m.
This Thursday the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its series of 16mm rarities at 8 p.m. in an undisclosed location (say hello to Dick Cheney!). March 16's film finds George Sanders impersonating a German officer, Lancer Spy (Gregory Ratoff, 1937). For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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