Repertory Film Listings

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 31 - April 6): Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. Call for other films.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): An interactive presentation, Making Sense of Modern Art: Magritte and Surrealism 3:30 p.m. American Masters: Alexander Calder (Roger Sherman, 1998) 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: ÒEarly Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915Ó 2 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 4

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 (March 30): An Escape to Alcatraz series concludes with Escape From Alcatraz (Don Siegel, 1979), with Clint Eastwood slipping away into the Bay, neÕer to return noon.

SHATTUCK

2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the ShattuckÕs schedule, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Stoned (Stephen Woolley, U.K., 2005) 2, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 31 — April 6): Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.

STANFORD

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 springÕs series offers up films by the stylish Vincente Minnelli.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Closed.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 31 - April 6): Fred Astaire sells his hat in the opening scene of MinnelliÕs elegiac backstage musical The Band Wagon (1953) while Judy Garland and family sample catsup in MinnelliÕs elegiac musical Americana Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Call for times.

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org for venue; www.spikeandmike.com for this program. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $9.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Spike & MikeÕs 2006 edition of their Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation takes up residence here through April 29 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission (at Third St., in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venueÕs Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (March 29): An S.F. Jewish Film Festival screening of Frozen Angels (Frauke Sandig and Eric Black, 2005), about reproductive technology in the new century. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (March 30): The Human Rights Watch Festival concludes with Shakespeare Behind Bars (Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller, 2005), following a Kentucky prisonÕs production of The Tempest 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 2): Christian missionaries propagate The Word to The Tailenders (Adele Horne, 2005) 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (April 4): Doug Varone: Modern Danceoffers the choreographer a chance to show and discuss videos of his Òhigh velocityÓ work. $7 7 p.m.

FILM NOTES

Thanks and farewell to Deborah Lewis, who copyedited this column so long and so well.

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