WEDNESDAY: Global Lens Exiles squat in an abandoned Israeli outpost in Thirst (Tawfik Abu Wael, Palestine) 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Global Lens A young girl struggles for a place in the world in A Stolen Life (Li Shaohong, China) 6:30 p.m. There are film fans in the wilderness in Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Marcelo Gomes, Brazil) 8:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: Global Lens The stylish and entertaining Max and Mona (Teddy Mattera, South Africa) 2 p.m. Two political prisoners, Almost Brothers (Lucia Murat, Brazil, 2005) 4:15 p.m. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures 6:30 p.m. The Night of Truth 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: Global Lens A program of Global Shorts 1 p.m. Thirst 4:15 p.m. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures 6:30 p.m. Border Café 8:45 p.m.
TUESDAY: Global Lens Border Café 6:30 p.m. Max and Mona 8:45 p.m.
RED VIC 4
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Patrick Creadon solves Wordplay (2006) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski, 2005) screens through Oct. 8. See Opening for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:20 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER 4
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com for regular programming and www.aff.com for the Arab Film Festival. $8 save as noted for regular films, $10 save as noted for Arab Film Festival. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Kurds and Turks relocate to Germany and Fraticide (Yilmaz Arslan, Germany, 2006) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A lecture on "The Oil Depletion Protocol" by Richard Heinberg 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
SFAI Lecture Hall (Main Campus), 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 822-2885, www.sfai.edu. Free.
WEDNESDAY: The Global Lens Film Series screens here twice this week. Tonight, In the Battlefields (Danielle Arbid, Lebanon) 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Global Lens Border Café (Kambozia Partovi, Iran) 7:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 4
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. 21): An "Architecture and the City" film series premieres Desert Utopia (2006), about "mid-century architecture in Palm Springs."
THURSDAY (Sept. 28): The 40th anniversary of Star Trek is marked with the amusing spoof Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, 1999) noon.
SHATTUCK 4 3
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: La Moustache (Emmanuel Carrre, France, 2006) 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25 p.m. Also, a "Viva Pedro!" series concludes with Almodovar's Matador (Spain, 1988) 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:45 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 29-Oct. 5): Renaissance (Christian Volckman, France, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): It's theocracy now as the U.S. government assigns its top operative to locate the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981). Also, matinee screenings Saturday and Sunday. Call for times.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
FRIDAY: "Deeply Personal," a three-week series of the documentaries of British counter-culture chronicler Peter Whitehead, concludes with The Fall (1967), a record of New York City politics and culture, 1967-8, featuring Robert Kennedy, the Bread and Puppet Theater, Paul Auster, Robert Lowell, and Robert Rauschenberg 7:30 p.m.
The fall and rise of Georgia's Cynthia McKinney is documented in American Blackout (Ian Inaba, 2006), screening in house parties around the Bay Area, followed by a wrap party at Tosca Café, 242 Columbus Avenue at 10 p.m. For details on hosting the next SF360 San Francisco Movie Night, see www.ironweedfilms.com.
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