1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: American Hardcore (Paul Rachman, 2006) 7:30, 9:45 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com 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. 20): A "Classico Italiano" series screens A Special Day (Ettore Scola, 1977), with Marcello Mastroianni as a gay man seeking shelter from frumpy housewife Sophia Loren. (Hey! It's called acting!) 6:30 p.m.
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.
FRIDAY: Richard Linklater's rotoscoped, hand-painted Waking Life (2001) looks forward to the director's recent adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, complete to its discussion of that writer 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
TUESDAY: Dylan Avery's Loose Change (2006) argues 9/11 was planned by the U.S. government, which seems unlikely given the manifest incompetence of same 7:15, 9:15 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: 13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani, France/Georgia, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. On screen 2, the Pixies rock loudQUIETloud (Steven Cantor, 2006) 6:15, 9:40 p.m. Calvaire (The Ordeal, Fabrice Du Welz,. Belgium, 2004) 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: As the chef puts it, I Like Killing Flies (Matt Mahurin, 2006). See Opening for review 6:15 , 8, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.
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): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991)4 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 (Oct. 18): ITVS Community Cinema and KQED screening the new documentary Democracy on Deadline (2006), about the fate of working journalists around a difficult world. A panel discussion includes this paper's A.C. Thompson, co-author of the book Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights. Free 6 p.m.
THURSDAY (Oct. 19): Disability Awareness Month is marked with a screening of films from the 2006 Superfest International Disability Film Festival, including Braindamaj'd...Take II (Canada) and I'm Spazticus (U.K.) noon.
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 & SATURDAY: A new print of Dennis Hopper's anti-western (and anti-narrative feature film) The Last Movie (1971), reluctantly released by a baffled Universal in 1971. It starts off as a well-written and acted film about the filmmaking process, and then digresses into entropy as slates start coming up that say "Scene Missing." Worth seeing in all its audacious, self-destructive glory 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: A program of contemporary dance from Israel includes work from the Batsheva Dance Company, including a video, Boobies, of a performance. $7 7:30 p.m.
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