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ARTISTSÕ TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (April 13): An escaped fish leads to DarwinÕs Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, 2004) in AfricaÕs Lake Victoria 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (April 14): Adam CurtisÕ War on Terror-busting The Power of Nightmares (2004), pointing out a secret symmetry of neo-conservatism and Islamic fundamentalism 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 15): ItÕs ÒDarwin vs. the CreationistsÓ in ATAÕs Other Cinema premiere revival of Out of the InkwellÓ cartoonist Max FleischerÕs explantion of Evolution (1923), on film with live music by David Cox. Representing an alternative viewpoint is The Evolution Conspiracy, clips of Pat Robertson, and extracts from a new documentary on Christian wrestling, Taking Satan to the Mat. See www.othercinema.com for more info 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (April 16): An Amnesty International screening of Between Midnight and the RoosterÕs Crow (Nadja Drost, Canada, 2005), an investigation of Canadian oil explorations in the Amazon rain forest 8 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi admits I Am A Sex Addict (2005) in this autobiographical feature, continuing an extended run. In person, evening shows Wednesday and Thursday, producer Thomas Gogoreci noon, 1:50. 3:40, 5:30, 7:20, 9:15 p.m. On the BalboaÕs second screen, a double bill of Match Point (Woody Allen, U.K. 2005; 12:20, 4:40, 9 p.m. ) and TransAmerica (Duncan Tucker, 2005; 2:40, 7 p.m. ).
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: A two-week Reel San Francisco series of films set in the City opens with San Francisco (W. S. Van Dyke, 1936; Sun & Mon 12:15, 4:45, 7 p.m.; Tues 12:15 p.m. ) and After the Thin Man (Van Dyke, 1936; 2:30, 9:15 p.m.; Tues 2:30 p.m. ). See Night & Day, page xx, for more.
TUESDAY: A 1906 100th Anniversary program screens films from the Library of Congress showing the City before and aftert the quake, a short documentary, The City Quakes, and once more with feeling, the 1936 San Francisco 7 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com; $9 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Adam & Steve (Craig Chester, 2006). See Opening for review. Director and stars in person Friday evening 7, 9:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: A free concert, Once Upon a Time: Celebrating the Fillmore District Jazz Era 1:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (April 14-19): The Lady in Question is Charles Busch (John Catania and Charles D. Ignacio, 2006). See Opening for review. Busch in person all shows Friday and Saturday 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:15 p.m. Opening Night Reception to benefit the Lesbian and Gay Center of San Francisco, $20 Fri 6 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com for venue; www.8tales.com for this series. For additional Clay screenings, see our Showtimes page. This gemlike box is one of the cityÕs last remaining single screens.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (April 14 & 15): Feel Ricardo MontalbanÕs pique and William ShatnerÕs pain in the latest of this springÕs Ò8 TalesÓ midnight movie series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer, 1983). $7 midnight.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
DAILY: Young Che and friend drive, witness, and compose The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles Jr., Brazil, 2003). Screens through April 23 ÒStarts at dusk.Ó
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a Òcalendar houseÓ rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005) 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 14-20): Shakespeare Behind Bars (Hank Rogerson, 2005). See Opening for review and Night & Day page xx for feature. Call for times.
MECHANICSÕ INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues a spring film series, hosted by Michael Fox. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
FRIDAY (April 14): A Gernman comedy series screens Faith AkinÕs In July (2000), a romantic comedy targeting a clueless teacher 6:30 p.m. .
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and www.bampfa.berkeley.edu for venue; 865-1588 and www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for information on the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, here this week. $8, second show $2 for regular programs; $10 for SFIAAFF programs. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC BerkeleyÕs Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
WEDNESDAY: A UCB film history class open to the public and taught by Russell Merritt screens Dusan MakavejevÕs Orgone Box of a movie (both enlightening and cranky) WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Yugoslavia, 1971) 3 p.m. ÒThe Immoral MajorityÓ, videos by Laura Parnes, include her adaptation of Kathy AckerÕs novel Blood and Guts in High School (2006) and a takeoff of Dante, Hollywood Inferno: Episode One (2001) 7:30 p.m.