2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35 mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
DAILY: Life is or is not a Cabaret (1972), in Bob Fosse's Weimar musical "Starts at dusk."
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. Free; donations welcome.
SATURDAY (Nov. 18): Ray Ybarra's new documentary about the Minutemen, Rights on the Line: Vigilantes on the Border (2006). Filmmaker in person 2 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50 save as noted.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 17-23): Language is a four letter word in Fuck (Steve Anderson, 2005). 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 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 (Nov. 17): A "Stage to Screen" series offers Ian McKellan as Richard III (Richard Loncraine, U.K., 1995) 6:30 p.m.
MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS
2868 Mission, 821-1155 and www.missionculturalcenter.org for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for information on this program. The Latino Film Festival continues its annual event here and at other venues around the Bay Area this week. $8.
FRIDAY (Nov. 17): Pancho Villa: The Revolution Has Not Ended (Taboada, Mexico) 6 p.m. Seres Extravagantes 8:30 p.m.
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.
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: Birds of the world, caught on film on their Winged Migration (Jacques Perrin, France, 2002) 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
THURSDAY: The complete Cremaster cycle of artist and Vaseline purveyor Matthew Barney screens Thursdays this month. Tonight, Barney is a tap-dancing devil in Cremaster 4 (1995) and the series goes operatic in Cremaster 5 (1997) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Vintage French erotica from the brothels of Paris, circa 1910, resissued as The Good Old Naughty Days (2006) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY: Call theater for program.
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.
THURSDAY: The premiere of Eliza Hemenway's Uncommon Knowledge: Closing the Books at UC Berkeley Extension (2006), which looks at UCB's decision to close its popular San Francisco campus. $10 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 25-Nov. 2): Black Gold (Marc and Nick Francis, U.K., 2005). 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.
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991)4 p.m. THURSDAY: A program of Films by Charles and Ray Eames 7 p.m. SUNDAY (Nov. 12): In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, a Werner Herzog Retrospective continues with his tour-de-force of America, Stroszek (Germany/U.S., 1977). Series screens in conjunction with the ongoing Asmelm Kiefer exhibit. $10 3 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 (Nov. 15): An ITVS Community Cinema screening of Shadya (Roy Westler and Udi Kadinsky, Israel, 2004), about a 17-year-old karate champion Arab-Israeli's inner conflicts. Panel discussion follows 6 p.m.
SATURDAY (Nov. 18): The 13th Annual Filipino American Cine Festival and Competition screens independent videos from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Nov. 21): Louise Brooks Society director Thomas Gladysz introduces one of the shooting star's rarely screened Hollywood films, Love 'em and Leave 'em (Frank Tuttle, 1926), stealing the show by all accounts as star Evelyn Brent's kid sister 6 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Fromm Hall, USF campus (Parker St. between Golden Gate and Fulton), 422-6828. For reservations to this free program; www.asianamericanmedia.org for information.
THURSDAY (Nov. 16): The USF Center for the Pacific Rim presents The Journey of Vaan Nguyen (Duki Dror, Israel, 2005), about a Vietnamese immigrant's new life in Israel. Filmmaker in person; discussion to follow. Note that this screening is not at USF's usual Lone Mountain venue 5:45 p.m.
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