FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 8-14): The Photographer, His Wife and Her Lover (Paul Yule, 2005). See Opening for review 6:15, 8, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: The 10th Annual Arab Film Festival screens here, on both Roxie screens, for the next week. See www.aff.com for more information on this generally excellent event. Opening Night Reception $25, includes first feature 6 p.m. Zozo (Fares, Lebanon/Sweden) 7 p.m. Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (Saab, Egypt) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Arab Film Festival Bab'Aziz (Khemir, Tunisia) 1 p.m. Algéries, Mes Fantmes (Lledo, France/Algeria) 2 p.m. "Human Connections" (shorts) 3:15 p.m. "Unusual Characters" (shorts) 4 p.m. Once Upon a Time in the Wadi (Bensallah, Algeria) 4 p.m. Improvisations (Andoni, Palestine) and Sounds of the Soul (Olsson) 6:15 p.m. Malek Wa Ketaba (Zekry, Egypt) 7 p.m. Heaven's Doors (Noury Brothers, Morocco) 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: Arab Film Festival La Thé d'Ania (Ould-Khelifa, Algeria) noon. "Young Ones" (shorts) 2 p.m. Sacred Space Denied (Nagle and Musleh) and shorts 2:15 p.m. Goal Dreams (Sanbar and Saunders, Palestine) 4 p.m. Linda and Ali (Vandekeybus, Qatar) 4 p.m. Wesh Wesh, What's Going On? (Ameur-Zameche, Algeria/France) Heaven's Doors 6 p.m. Bled Number One (Ameur-Zameche, Algeria)9 p.m. MONDAY: Arab Film Festival The Blood of My Brother (Berends)6:30 p.m. I Know I'm Not Alone (Franti, U.S./Iraq)9 p.m. TUESDAY: Arab Film Festival Bosta (Aractingi, Lebanon)6:30 p.m. Zozo 9:15 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Koret 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): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 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! Free 2 p.m.; also Thurs 6:15 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 (Sept. 6): An "Architecture and the City" film series opens with recent "Experimental Architecture: A Shorts Program" including Alloy by Phoebe Tooke, Scrap House by Peter Hyoguchi and Upheaval by Trina Lopez 6 p.m.
THURSDAY (Sept. 7): The 40th anniversary of Star Trek is marked with a film series that opens with Trekkies (Roger Nygard, 1999), a film about its legions of rabid fans (who prefer being called "Trekkers," thank you very much) noon.
TUESDAY (Sept. 12): An ITVS Community Cinema screening of The World According to Sesame Street (2006), a new film tracing the spread of Sesame Street around the world 6 p.m.
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: Heading South (Laurent Cantet, France, 2005) 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 p.m. Also, Viva Pedro!, an eight-film series of new prints of films by Pedro Almodovar, screens Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spain, 1988) 2:15, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 8-14): My Country, My Country (Laura Poitras, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Viva Pedro! All About My Mother (Spain, 1999). Call for times.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Viva Pedro! Talk to Her (Spain, 2002). Call for times. MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): I was a teenage slacker An eleven-week midnight movie series opens with John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which also screens matinees on Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th. $8. 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 finds wholesome Garland an unlikely Ziegfeld Girl (Robert Z. Leonard, 1941; 7:30 p.m.) together with likelier showgirls Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner, while Life Begins for Andy Hardy (George B. Seitz, 1941; 5:35, 10 p.m. ) marks Garland's last appearance in the Mickey Rooney series.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Audrey Hepburn finds her Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:20 p.m. ) as Rock Hudson and Doris Day enjoy a bout of Pillow Talk (Michael Gordon, 1959; 5:30, 9:40 p.m. ).
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 12-14): Rooney's aboard Spencer Tracy's boat in Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming, 1937; 7:30 p.m. ) while For Me and My Gal (Busby Berkeley, 1942; 5:35, 10 p.m. ) marked Garland's definitive move to starring vehicles with top stars (here, Gene Kelly in his debut).
UNION SQUARE PARK
601 Columbus (at Union), 453-4333 and www.filmnight.org for this event. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation presents Film Night in this park on a giant outdoor screen. BYO blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. $5 donation requested.
SATURDAY (Sept. 9): Alfred Hitchcock's apocalyptic avian adventure, The Birds (1963) 8 p.m.
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