SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (July 23-26): Someone needs to protect the tender love of Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.

ROXIE FILM CENTER 3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Look Both Ways (Sarah Watt, Australia, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. Three Times (Hou Hsaio Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: LaborFest, the International Working Class Film & Video Festival, screens Rail Against Privatization (Platform Films, U.K. 2005), about what happened to British railways after they were turned over to private enterprise, plus shorts. $5 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 21-27): Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Photographer Shomei Tomatsu is profiled in Nagasaki From a 45 Degree Angle (Nami Jodai, Japan, 2002) 11 a.m. Matisse Picasso (Philippe Kohly, 2002) 2 p.m. An hour-long exposition of The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis theater, Drawing Restraint 9 (Barney, 2005). Come dressed as your favorite blob of Vaseline! 2 p.m.; also Thurs 6:15 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, lower level, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove), 557-4400 for library, for this program. Free.

THURSDAY (July 20): James Cagney's a Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1943) noon

SHATTUCK 2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Faith Akin, Germany/Turkey, 2005) 3, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 21-27): Changing Times (André Téchiné, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

STANFORD 221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.

WEDNESDAY: Erich von Stroheim's silent adaptation of the operetta The Merry Widow (1925), with a close-cropped John Gilbert, screens with live music by Dennis James 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A Hitchcock double bill offers the crowd-pleasing To Catch a Thief (1955; 5:30, 9:55 p.m. ) and the ever intriguing Vertigo (1958; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat 3:05 p.m. ).

MONDAY & TUESDAY: A Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney series starts with Judy's feature debut, Pigskin Parade (David Butler, 1936; 5:45, 9:20 p.m. ), plus Love Finds Andy Hardy (George B. Seitz, 1938; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:35 p.m. ), with Rooney, Garland and Lana Turner. MGM was uninterested in bringing Hitchcock over from Britain in 1938 — they thought Seitz was a better director!

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (July 19): Film Arts Foundation presents Learning to Swallow (Danielle Beverly, 2005), a documentary about a young woman's recovery from a suicide attempt 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (July 20): "Too Scary for DVD," a series of rare, 35mm horror films, screens 10 Rillington Place (Richard Fleischer, U.K., 1971), with Richard Attenborough as infamous mass-murderer John Christie 7:30 p.m. Michael Fox , Frako Loden, Rob Nelson, Gregg Rickman, Jim Ridley, For commentary and information on Bay Area repertory houses and other film and video events, see Reps Etc. (p. TK). See Showtimes (p. TK) for theater information and times.

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