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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation.
WEDNESDAY (July 5): A French documentary, Paradis (Marie-Hélne Rebois, 2004) films the modern dance of choreographer José Montalvo 6 p.m.
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.
THURSDAY (July 6): International ANSWER puts the case for Cuba as a haven for gay rights with Strawberry and Chocolate (Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba, 1994) with report and discussion to follow. Before Night Falls is so not showing 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (July 8): The independent film series Death by Tealight presents what it says is its final program, including Catherine Czacki's In the Hall of the Mountain Gods and more 8 p.m.
SUNDAY (July 9): A screening and discussion of Fair Trade products shows Buyer, Be Fair (John de Graaf, 2005) with discussion with de Graaf and representatives of TransFair USA to follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free 7 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: Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1969) 1, 3:45, 7, 9:35 p.m. In Theatre 2, a double-bill of The Break-Up (Peyton Reed, 2006; 1:25, 5:10, 8:55 p.m. ) and Keeping Up With the Steins (Scott Marshall, 2006; 3:35, 7:10 p.m. ).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
2100 Bridgeway (at Spring), Sausalito, 332-3871 for venue, 381-4123 and www.tiburonfilmfestival.com for the event-sponsoring Tiburon Film Society. Free.
THURSDAY (July 6): Gathering Remnants (Kendall Nelson, 2005) documents the lives of America's last genuine cowboys 6 p.m.
3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, www.peacheschrist.com for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings, a "Midnight Mass" every Saturday this summer, hosted by Peaches Christ. $12.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (July 7 & 8): Midnight Mass Russ Meyer's bizarro Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) with stars Erica Gavin and John Lazar in person midnight
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.
DAILY: The War Tapes (Deborah Scranton, 2006) screens through July 13 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m.
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: Banish all thought of Richard Gere, all ye who enter here, for the Japanese original version of Shall We Dance (Masayuki Suo, 1995). Plays through July 20 "Starts at dusk."
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org; 292-1278 to register for this event. This popular center offers a wide-range of programs, many of them film-oriented.
SUNDAY (July 9): "Behind the Scenes," a preview of the 2006 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, offers clips from forthcoming films screening at the 26th annual SFJFF. Executive director Peter Stein and program director Nancy Fishman host. See www.sfjff for more. $30 2-6 p.m.
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: "Time share" takes on a new meaning in the real estate romance The Lake House (Alejandro Agresti, 2006) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
SUNDAY (July 1): See the Final game of the 2006 Soccer World Cup on the Lark's big screen. Advance purchase recommended. $20. Doors open 10:15 a.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania, 2005) 5, 8:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
MECHANICS' 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 opens a summer film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
FRIDAY (July 7): Smitten: A Love Story About Art (Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto, 2006) profiles Napa art collector Rene di Rosa. A wine and cheese reception precedes the screening 6:30 p.m.
MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 464-4640, www.mills.edu/museum. Free.
DAILY (Closed Monday): "Love and Betrayal" screens five films drawn from five decades of Bollywood cinema, all Indian film classics, playing continuously in five separate screening rooms: Mr. and Mrs. 55 (Guru Dutt, 1955), Guide (Vijay Anand, 1965), Dostana (Raj Khosla, 1980), Henna (Randhir Kapoor, 1991) and Lajja (Rajkumar Santoshi, 2001). Through Aug. 6. Screenings run 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and www.bampfa.berkeley.edu, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.