Repertory Film Listings

DAILY: Akira Kurosawa's late, interesting, and highly personal transcription of his Dreams (Japan, 1990), features Martin Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh, sloshing through painted landscapes. Through Oct. 29 "Starts at dusk."

GOETHE-INSTITUT
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760 and www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/en1587184.htm for information on this program. The place to go for German cultural events. Suggested donation $5.

TUESDAY (Oct. 17): A series of "Sound Film Classics" on DVD screens visiting Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel (Germany, 1930), with Marlene Dietrich falling in love again with fussy professor Emil Jannings 7:30 p.m.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org. This popular center offers a wide-range of programs, many of them film-oriented.

TUESDAY (Oct. 17): September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (Larry Weinstein, Canada, 1995) includes performances of "Mack the Knife," "September Song" and "Alabama Song" by the likes of Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Betty Carter, and William S. Burroughs (!). Advance registration required; call 292-1233 or email arts@jccsf.org. Free 7 p.m.

LUMIERE
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 49 Up (Michael Apted, U.K., 2006) 7, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 13-19): American Hardcore (Paul Rachman, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail rsvp@milibrary.org for reservations. $10 suggested donation. This cultural asset of long standing continues a weekly film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (Oct. 13): A "Classico Italiano" series screens Florinda Bolkan finding new life on Vittorio DeSica's A Brief Vacation (1974). Recommended 6:30 p.m.

RED VIC
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: And the final score is Clerks II (Kevin Smith, 2006), Star Wars 6, Lord of the Rings 3 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: We see as in A Scanner Darkly (2006), in Richard Linklater's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's future 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Jean-Pierre Melville's hard-as-nails tale of the Resistance Army of Shadows (France, 1969) 8 p.m.; also Sun 2, 5 p.m.

ROXIE FILM CENTER
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: Calvaire (The Ordeal, Fabrice Du Welz, Belgium, 2004) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts' Video Fest 2006 offers Guillermo Galindo and Maiz 7 p.m. Prize Winning Shorts I 7:30 p.m. Prize Winning Shorts II 9 p.m.

THURSDAY: Video Fest — Prize Winning Shorts I 7 p.m. Plan Columbia with Gerard Ungerman 7:50 p.m. Venezuela and shorts 10 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 13-19): 13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani, France/Georgia, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times and other films.

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; SFIAS screenings, Thursday through Sunday, are $11 and do not include museum admission.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Documentaries on Frida Kahlo 4 p.m. Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater — The First Annual S.F. International Animation Showcase screens here for three days. See "Night & Day" page 23 and www.sffs.org for more. Tonight, The Host (Bong, Korea) 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater — SFIAS screens "The Kids Are Alright" (shorts) 1 p.m. "International Panorama" (shorts) 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater — SFIAS screens Brad Bird's The Iron Giant (1999) noon 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.

THURSDAY (Oct. 12): Disability Awareness Month is marked with a screening of films from the 2006 Superfest International Disability Film Festival, including 39 Pounds of Love and One Strong Arm noon.

SATURDAY (Oct. 14): A Korean film program screens Welcome to Dongmakgol(Park Kwang-hyeon, 2005), set during the Korean war 2 p.m.

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.

WEDNESDAY: A program on "African Spirits in the Americas" screens Black Atlantic: On the Orixas Route 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A documentary about Last Exit to Brooklyn author Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow (Michael Dean and Kenneth Shiffrin, 2005) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Artists Ball Six: Stanlee's Brain, a biennial fundraiser for YBCA, includes food, drinks, live performances, and an art auction at the YBCA Theatre, 700 Howard St., San Francisco, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance at the YBCA Forum and Grand Lobby, this address, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

SUNDAY: S.F. Cinematheque screens a program of the films of San Francisco experimentalist Bruce Baillie, including his first, On Sundays (1961) 7:30 p.m.

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