Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.
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ARTISTS' 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.
WEDNESDAY (April 26): A "fucked-up urban fairytale about the quest for horny unicorny" (whatever that means!) is promised in Jaded Consumer Looking for Something More (2006), featuring music by Glass Candy, Hey Willpower, Gravy Train!!!!, autonervous, Extra Action Marching Band, Veronica Lipgloss, New Collapse, and more 8:30, 10 p.m.
THURSDAY (April 27): An evening of Resistance Documentary screens Tazers and Lies (about military recruitment), Divine Persecution (antigay activity in Ohio) and Voices from the Movement (footage from several antiwar demos). See www.mentalrev.com for more 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (April 28): "Long Notes for Spring," an evening of live "drone music," includes Paul Clipson's Super-8 footage as accompaniment for Jefre Cantu-Ledesma 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 29): Pedro Carvajal's POPaganda (2005) profiles media prankster Ron English and screens with short subversive work by Craig Baldwin, Bryan Boyce and Negativland. See www.othercinema.com for more info 8:30 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 & THURSDAY: Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi admits I Am A Sex Addict (2005) noon, 1:50. 3:40, 5:30, 7:20, 9:15 p.m. A two-week Reel San Francisco series of films set in the city concludes with Peter Bogdanovich's neo-screwball What's Up Doc? (1972; 1:40, 5:20, 8:55 p.m.) and Woody Allen's directorial debut Take the Money and Run (1969; noon, 3:35, 7:15 p.m.).
BAY AREA MOTOR CLUB
SATURDAY (April 29): SF IndieFest presents "A Mighty Ruckus at Islais Creek," a music and film festival featuring 12 bands on two stages, rock posters, a DJ lounge, a custom car show, and films in a special screening room. All welcome 2-10 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com; 866-9559 and www.sffs.org for the San Francisco International Film Festival. $9 save as noted; $11 save as noted for SFIFF programs (Wednesday through Friday). 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: The 49th San Francisco International Film Festival honors German filmmaker Werner Herzog with its Film Society Directing Award and a screening of his science fictional The Wild Blue Yonder (2005). $25 7:30 p.m. See our Festival coverage starting on page 38 for more.
THURSDAY: SFIFF The House of Himiko (Inudo, Japan) 5:45 p.m. The "avant-pop" band plays live accompaniment to avant gardist Herry Smith's Heaven and Earth Magic (1962) and five of his "early abstractions" (1939-49). $20 9:45 p.m.
FRIDAY: SFIFF The Lost Domain (Ruiz, France) noon Princess Racoon (Suzuki, Japan) 2:30 p.m. The Peter J. Owens Award goes to actor Ed Harris, in person with Victor Nuñez's A Flash of Green (1984). $25 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: A Stanley Kubrick series opens with a gruelling double bill of A Clockwork Orange (U.K., 1971; 1:30, 7 p.m.) and The Shining (1980; 4:05, 9:35 p.m.). More fun than being chased around with an axe.
SUNDAY: Kubrick repeats himself with the heavy antimilitary satires Full Metal Jacket (1987; 12:45, 4:45, 8:50 p.m.) and the marginally more idealistic Paths of Glory (1957; 3, 7 p.m.).
MONDAY: How do you solve a problem like Lolita (Kubrick, 1962)? 2, 5, 8 p.m.
TUESDAY: Kubrick wears his heart on his sleeve in one of his more personal projects, the overlooked epic Barry Lyndon (1975) 1, 4:30, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (April 28 & 29): An "8 Tales" midnight movie series screening of Wes Anderson's unmannered masterpiece Rushmore (1999). $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.
NIGHTLY: Federico Fellini exposes the sour side of the sweet life in La Dolce Vita (Italy, 1959), screening through May 28 "Starts at dusk."
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
Gallantar Hall, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200 and www.jccsf.org for venue. This popular center offers a wide range of programs, many of them film-oriented. Free, but you must call 292-1233 for reservations to this program.
MONDAY (May 1): "FreudFest," marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of psychoanalysis, is commemorated here by "Cinema on the Couch," a four-film retrospective. Tonight, Part One of British documentarian Adam Curtis' investigation of Freud's use in advertising, culture, and politics, The Century of the Self (U.K., 2002). Part Two screens here next Monday 7 p.m.
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