FRIDAY (Feb. 9): A "Stranger Than Fiction" series screens Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, U.K., 1963), replete with Ray Harryhausen's literally legendary special effects 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Feb. 20): San Francisco Film Society's monthly social screening series the SF360 Film Club offers Pablo Aravena's new documentaryNext: A Primer on Urban Painting (2007), plus a live painting by Brazilian urban painter Onesto7:30 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Terry Gilliam explores a young girl's Tideland (U.K.-Canada, 2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 20-22): Terry Gilliam explores our 20th century future in Brazil (Woody Allen, 1977) 7:15, 9:50 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com for regular programs, www.sfindie.com for the S.F. Independent Film Festival, here Feb. 9-20. $8 save as noted for regular programs, $10 save as noted for Indie Fest. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: All aboard for The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) 7, 9:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: The San Francisco Independent Film Festival continues here from Portland with a grunge-free indie musical, Yellow (Peterson) noon. Bukowski adapted as The Mermaid of the River Platte (Lucque, Argentina) 2:15 p.m. Rom music and culture form a Gypsy Caravan (Dellal) 4:30 p.m. Dolphin linquistics form The Substance of Things Hoped For (Morgan) 7 p.m. A horror trilogy, Unholy Women (Keita, Takuji and Keisuke, Japan) 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: SF Indie Fest Darkbeat: An Electro World Voyage (Cegarra) 2:15 p.m. A child disappears at The Shore (Zervos) 4:30 p.m. Animation Amalgamation 7 p.m. A Harlem barbershop's Cutting Edge (McCullough) 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: SF Indie Fest "Breath, Death and Prayer" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. The Hawk is Dying 4:30 p.m. Gypsy Caravan 7 p.m. Darkbeat: An Electro World Voyage 9:30 p.m. An Irish gangster comedy, Gobshite (Scullion) 11:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: SF Indie Fest Women in South African hip-hop, Counting Headz (Offer and Magubane) noon. Animation Amalgamation 2:15 p.m. Yellow 4:30 p.m. The Shore 7 p.m. Ten Canoes (deHeer, Australia) 9:30 p.m. Unholy Women 11:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: SF Indie Fest Beyond Hatred noon. "All the Lonely People" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. A man tries to prove that Santa is real in Stalking Santa (Kiefer) 4:30 p.m. A boy's best friend is his zombie in Fido (Currie) 7 p.m. Rom music and culture form a Gypsy Caravan (Dellal) 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: SF Indie Fest Animal rights activism, documented in Your Mommy Kills Animals (Johnson) 7 p.m. TBA 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: SF Indie Fest Jesus removes the burden of Original Sin from a conservative southern family in Forgiving the Franklins (Floyd) 7 p.m. TBA 9:30 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.
THURSDAY (Feb. 15): Phyllis Wattis Theater "Wide Lens," a weekly series of Oscar-winning documentaries, screens two "San Francisco Stories," Deborah Hoffmann's Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1994) and Rob Epstein's The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein, 1984). Filmmakers in person. $7 8:30 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.
THURSDAY (Feb. 15): The acclaimed, and recently restored, civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize (Henry Hampton, 1987) screens all this month. Today, the episodes A Nation of Laws (1968-71), on violent police responses to black activism, and The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80), on affirmative action noon.
SATURDAY (Feb. 17): A carpenter falls for a mute girl in The Story of a Small Town (1979), a rare Taiwanese film 2 p.m.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576 and www.victoriatheatre.org. for venue, www.sfindie.com for the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, here this weekend. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $10 save as noted.
FRIDAY: SF Indie Fest continues here with filmmaker Tara Wray revisiting the mom who threatened to kill her in Manhattan, Kansas 4:30 p.m. Indie drama A Ripple in the World (Cho) 7 p.m. Indie drama The Substance of Things Hoped For (Morgan) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Indie Fest Cutting Edge noon. Polk Street hustlers seek a 25 Cent Preview (Amini) 2:15 p.m. Ecstasy revisited in Rolling (Saleebey) 4:30 p.m. In 2097, it's The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (Gillette and Wheatley) 7 p.m. Gross-out thy neighbors at Neighborhood Watch (Whifler) 9:30 p.m.
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