WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Game 6 (Michael Hoffman, 2006). See Opening for review 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. Crossing Arizona (Joseph Mathew and Dan DeVino, 2006) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. 6 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Working Man's Death (Michael Glawogger, U.K., 2006). See Opening for review 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: "The Edge of Identity," a week long presentation of New College's Graduate Psychology program, opens with parts 1 and 2 of Adam Curtis' history of Freud's impact on the 20th century,Century of the Self (U.K., 2002) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Edge of Identity Century of the Self parts 1 and 2 1 p.m. Century of the Self parts 3 and 4 4, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: Edge of Identity Maya Deren's experimental classicMeshes of the Afternoon (1943) screens with Peter Watkin's rock politics fablePrivilege (U.K., 1967) 4, 7 p.m.
MONDAY: Edge of Identity Alternate science is explored inWhat the #$! Do We Know? (William Arntz, Betty Chasse and Mark Vicente, 2004)7 p.m. TUESDAY: Edge of Identity Kevin Epps' rap docStraight Outta Hunter's Point screens with the Oscar winningCrash (Paul Haggis, 2005)7 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTKoret 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): "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 (May 3):Developing Minds Thinking with Numbers offers solutions to teaching math to kids 6 p.m.
THURSDAY (May 4): A new series, "Asian in America" opens with Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet (1994), about a gay man's sham wedding noon.
TUESDAY (May 9): Former Ambassador James Hormel introduces the West Coast premiere of A Blinding Flash of the Obvious (Taggart Siegel, 2006), a docmentary on Cincinnati's approval of a pro-gay rights initiative. A panel discussion follows 6:15 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 5-11): The Beauty School of Kabul (Liz Mermin, U.K., 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 spring's series includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ronald Colman, as poet François Villon, wonders what would beIf I Were King (Frank Lloyd, 1938; 7:30 p.m.) during the reign of Louis XI (Basil Bathbone) in this literate swashbuckler scripted by no less than Preston Sturges. It screens withUnder Two Flags (Lloyd, 1936; 5:30, 9:25 p.m. ), with Colman joining the French Foreign Legion and taking up with "Cigarette" (Claudette Colbert).
SATURDAY:If I Were King 9:05 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Minnelli's studio-bound (against his wishes) dreamworldBrigadoon (1954; 7:30 p.m. ) screens with the entertaining marital comedyFather of the Bride (1950; 5:45, 9:30 p.m. ).
SUNDAY (May 7): Guest S.F. Cinematheque curator Anita Chang presents "Aftershocks," a program of experimental work from Taiwan includingRed Label Rice Wine (Mia Chen) andFarewell 1999 (Nana Wu) 7:30 p.m.
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