Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.
We're interested in your film or video event. Please send materials at least two weeks in advance to: Film Editor, SF Weekly, 185 Berry, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA 94107.
AMC VAN NESS THEATRES 1000 Van Ness (at O'Farrell), (800) 231-3307 for venue; www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), here this week. $10 save as noted for festival screenings.
FRIDAY: The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens here with A Dirty Carnival (Yoo, Korea) 4 p.m. "The World, Complicated" (shorts) 4:15 p.m. Undoing (Lee) 6:45 p.m. Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula (Flanary) 7 p.m. A series of the complete features of Korea's Hong Sang-soo opens with Turning Gate (2004) 7 p.m. The Trouble with Romance (Rhee) 9 p.m. A rotoscoped fairy tale, Year of the Fish (Kaplan) 9:15 p.m. Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Hong, Korea, 2000) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: SFIAAFF The Cats of Mirikitani (Hattendorf) noon. A free screening of a Disney TV film, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (Laing) 12:15 p.m. Love for Share (Dinata, Indonesia) 12:15 p.m. In Between Days (Kim) 2:30 p.m. A work-in-progress documenting the U.S. in Laos, Nerakhoun: The Betrayal (Kuras and Phrasavath) 2:45 p.m. The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong, Korea, 1998) 2:45 p.m. The latest from Eric Byler (the excellent Charlotte Sometimes), Tre 4:45 p.m. Ghosts (Broomfield, U.K.) 5 p.m. A "Spotlight on Spencer Nakasako" finds the filmmaker interviewed by Justin Lin 5:30 p.m. Grace Lee's American Zombie 7 p.m. Oh, Saigon (Hoang) 7:30 p.m. Woman is the Future of Man (Hong, Korea, 2004) 7:30 p.m. Baby (Chung) 9:30 p.m. "The End of the World As We Know It" (shorts) 9:45 p.m. Ang Pamana: The Inheritance (Candido, Canada/Phillipines) 9:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: SFIAAFF American Pastime (Nakano) noon. "How To Be Good" (shorts) 12:15 p.m. Blackout (Bautista, Philippines) 12:15 p.m. "Love's Labor & Other Complications" (shorts) 2:30 p.m. And Thereafter II (Lee, Korea/U.S.) 2:30 p.m. Owl and the Sparrow (Gauger, Vietnam/U.S.) 4:45 p.m. New Year Baby (Poeuv, Cambodia/U.S.) 5 p.m. "Third I South Asian Shorts" 5 p.m. Tie a Yellow Ribbon (Dietrich) 7 p.m. Air Guitar Nation (Lipsitz) 7:15 p.m. Tre 7:30 p.m. A Dirty Carnival 9:15 p.m. The Great Happiness Space (Clennell) 9:30 p.m. "Throwing Away the Maps" (shorts) 9:45 p.m.MONDAY: SFIAAFF Bolinao 52 (Nguyen, Phillipines/U.S.) 6:30 p.m. Do Over (Cheng, Taiwan) 6:45 p.m. Made in Korea(Radstake) 7 p.m. Tale of Cinema (Hong, Korea, 2005)7:15 p.m. Dragon Boys (Ciccoritti, Canada) 8:15 p.m. "The World, Complicated" 9 p.m. Blackout 9:15 p.m. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong, Korea, 1996)9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: SFIAAFF Hong Sang-soo's latest, Woman on the Beach 6:30 p.m. Owl and the Sparrow 6:45 p.m. A tribute to Mako screens The Wash (Michael Toshiyuki Uno, 1988) 7 p.m. The brother of the Sikh killed in Arizona after 9/11 tells his story in A Dream in Doubt (Yeager) 7:15 p.m. It's Only Talk(Hiroki, Japan) 9:15 p.m. Baby9:15 p.m. "Music Video Asia 2007" 9:30 p.m. Ang Pamana 9:45 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (March 15): ATA's monthly "Open Screening" of your film epics, with advance submissions recommended. E-mail email@example.com for submission info 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (March 17): Other Cinema "Psycho-Geography" with Bill Brown screens his 16mm travelogues Mountain State, Hub City and The Other Side. $7 8:30 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Bertolt Brecht's "Ballad of Sexual Dependency," as acted out by the cast of Hee-Haw: Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer, 2006) noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 p.m. On the Balboa's second screen, Chris Cooper sells some secrets in Breach (Roger Michell, U.K., 2006; 12:35, 4:55, 9:15 p.m. ), and Forest Whitaker takes the Oscar as The Last King of Scotland (U.K., 2006; 2:40, 7 p.m. ).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
WEDNESDAY (March 14): A Live Cinema Lab presentation of "viDEO savant and Friends," editing image and sound up close and personal 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (March 17): The Women of Color Film Festival "Revisioning and Queering the Image." Program One, "Revisioning" short films including Fashion Resistance to Militarism by Kimberley Alvarenga 7 p.m. Program Two, "Queering the Image" features Girl Cleans Sink by Sook-Yin Lee 9 p.m. $10 admission for either or both.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com for regular programs, www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), here this week. $10 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!