SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Mamoulian began but Joseph Mankiewicz finished the epic Cleopatra (1963) Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Dec. 18-20): It's just like the one you used to know White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954; 7:30 p.m. ) screening with the Fox holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton, 1947; 5:45, 9:40 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.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY (Dec. 14 & 15): A three-day series of the films of Japanese puppet master Kihachiro Kawamoto opens with Book of the Dead (2005), set against the arrival of Buddhism in Japan 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Dec. 17): A program of Kawamoto shorts made from 1970-90 2 p.m.
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