MONDAY: Jewish Film Festival A painfully unfunny comedy, Roots (Loungin, France/Russia) 2 p.m. Amos Gitai's new documentary, News from Home/News from House (Israel) 4:15 p.m. Gitai's drama, Free Zone 6:30 p.m. Blues by the Beach (Faudem, Israel/U.S.) 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Jewish Film Festival A free screening of the anthology film 18-J (Burman et al, Argentina) 2 p.m. Love Iranian-American Style (Eshaghian) and Jews of Iran (Farahani, Israel) 4:15 p.m. Forgiving Dr. Mengele (Hercules and Pugh) 6:45 p.m. Papa (Mashkov) 9:15 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) Wed 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.; Thurs 9:30 p.m. Three Times (Hou Hsiao Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) Wed 7, 9:30 p.m.; Thurs 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: LaborFest 2006 screens Death Threats The Lives of Columbian Trade Unionists (Silvia Maria Hoyos, Columbia, 2005). $5 7 p.m. On the Roxie's second screen, the Bay Area Video Coaltion presents a preview of Jessie Deeter's Taking Guns from Boys (2006), a documentary about post-civil war Liberia 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 28-Aug. 3): The work of the Peruvian Truth Commission uncovers a State of Fear (Pamela Yates, 2005). See Opening for review Fri, Sat, Mon-Thurs 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 3, 5 p.m. Call theater for programming on the second screen.
SUNDAY: "Help Light Up the Roxie" with a benefit to fix up the theater's neon, "A Tribute to Peru" with drinks, food, live music, and the film State of Fear (Pamela Yates, 2005). $15 7 p.m.
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.
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 (July 26): The Superfest International Disabilty Film Festival screens a program in honor of the 16th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act. Advance request for any accomodations is recommended 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 27): A Reel Patriotism series asks Why We Fight (Eugene Jarecki, 2005) noon.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Changing Times (André Téchiné, France, 2004) 1, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 28-Aug. 3): Azumi (Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 2003). 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.
WEDNESDAY& THURSDAY: 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. ), with Rooney, Garland and Lana Turner.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 1-3): Rooney and Garland are in both Babes in Arms (Busby Berkeley, 1939; 7:30 p.m. ) and Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (Seitz, 1940; 5:50, 9:20 p.m. ).
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MONDAY & TUESDAY (July 31 & Aug. 1): A Reel Women Film Series screens The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2005), about a bird-loving street musician, all this summer and fall. The filmmaker, star, and at times a cherry-headed parrot from the flock will appear at some screenings 2 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 27): "Too Scary for DVD," a series of rare, 35mm horror films, screens Donald Cammel's White of the Eye (1987), all about a really bad marriage 7:30 p.m.
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