3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this reconstituted affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Crossing Arizona (Joseph Mathew and Dan DeVino, 2006) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. On the smaller screen, 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 28-May 4): Game 6 (Michael Hoffman, 2006). See Opening for review 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): "Early Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915" 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 26): Rebuilding San Francisco: The Workers' Story tells of the thousands of tradesmen who rebuilt the city after the 1906 quake. A panel discussion follows 6 p.m.
TUESDAY (May 2): An ITVS Community Cinema screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Taggart Siegel, 2005), about a Midwestern farmer who goes organic 6 p.m.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight
screens to repertory programming.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Kekexili Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, China, 2004) 1:20, 3:45, 7:05, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 28-May 4): Art deco meets decadence in Bernardo Bertolucci's analysis of sex, lies, and fascism in a new print of his classic The Conformist (Italy, 1970). Call for times and other films.
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 spring's series includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Married lawyer Ronald Colman slips into an affair with a shopgirl who won't easily let him go in Cynara (King Vidor, 1932; 7:30 p.m.), and then finds himself Condemned (Wesley Ruggles, 1929; 5:50, 9 p.m.) to Devil's Island.
SATURDAY: Cynara 9:35 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Belle Bennett stars as luckless Stella Dallas (Henry King, 1925), an excellent silent version of the better-known talkie that starred Barbara Stanwyck. Ronald Colman is featured. Live organ accompaniment by Jim Riggs Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Minnelli's strong, emotion-laden adaptation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1949; 7:30 p.m.) screens with the compelling Hollywood melodrama The Bad and the Beautiful (1948; 5:20, 9:25 p.m.). Recommended.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The final weekend of Spike & Mike's 2006 edition of their Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. $9 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (April 26): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival screens Gina Angelone's Rene and I (2005), about the lives of two children who'd been in the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz and then separated for many years. $7 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (April 27-29): In 1974 photographer William Eggleston shot hours of video footage of life in the bars and streets of Memphis, footage now edited into Stranded in Canton(Eggleston and Robert Gordon, 1974/ 2005). It's hard out here for a snapshot 7:30 p.m.
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