WEDNESDAY: The Viet vet antiwar movement is recalled in Sir! No Sir! (David Zeiger, 2005) 7 p.m. Adam & Steve(Craig Chester, 2006) 8:40 p.m.FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 21-27): The premiere of a thriller about the kidnapping of the Vice President, In Her Line of Fire (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 2006), with Mariel Hemingway as the Secret Service Agent out to save him. 6 p.m. American Gun (Aric Avelino, 2006). See Opening for review. Filmmakers and others in person Friday evening7:45, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 4 p.m. Call for other films and times.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): ÒEarly Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915Ó 2 p.m. American Masters: Alexander Calder (Roger Sherman, 1998) 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.
WEDNESDAY (April 19): The Resource Collection for Learning Differences screens a video, Developing Minds Producing and Communicating Ideas aimed at helping parents help their children 6 p.m.
THURSDAY (April 20): A ÒCinematic San FranciscoÓ series screens Jeanette MacDonald hitting the high note that causes the earthquake in San Francisco (W.S. Van Dyke, 1936) noon.
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: Shakespeare Behind Bars (Hank Rogerson, 2005) 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 21-27): Kekexili Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, China, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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 includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Two early talkies with Ronald Colman, the comedy The Devil to Pay! (George Fitzmaurice, 1930; 7:30 p.m.), as a spendthrift lord who straightens up when he meets Loretta Young, and as the tough, crime-fighting veteran Bulldog Drummond (F. Richard Jones, 1929; 5:50, 8:55 p.m. ).
SATURDAY: Bulldog Drummond 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Impoverished lord Colman woos Constance Talmadge by pretending to be a doctor in a well-regarded, hard to see silent comedy, Her Night of Romance (Sidney Franklin, 1924). Live organ accompaniment by Jim Riggs Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: MinnelliÕs urban romance The Clock (1945; 7:30 p.m. ) screens with the witty musical The Pirate (1948; 5:35, 9:10 p.m. ), both with Judy Garland at her most appealing.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Spike & MikeÕs 2006 edition of their Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation takes up residence here through April 29. $9 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
SUNDAY (April 23): San Francisco Cinematheque screens short films by Òlandscape filmmakerÓ Larry Gottheim, and his Òelaborate and elegant exploration of sound/image cooperation and conflict.Ó Tree of Knowledge (1980). Artist in person 7:30 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival takes up location at the Cowell Theatre, Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason Center this weekend (April 21-22). See www.rei.com for event information, www.banffcentre for the films... This Wednesday the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle relocates its series of 16mm rarities to The First Street Café, 440 First St., Benicia, with a screening of the excellent, filmed in San Francisco, Thieves Highway (Jules Dassin, 1949). For more info, see www.noirfilm.com or call (707) 745-1400.
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