TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (April 10 & 11): And speaking of ominous oceans, of which Lost Children has many, there's the SoCal doc Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, 2005). Metzler in person for evening shows 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and 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: Frameline sponsors three episodes from a new Showtime documentary, Lesbian Sex and Sexuality (2007) 7 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 6-12): Follow a Police Beat (Robinson Devor, 2006) with a Muslim bicycle cop in Seattle. See Opening for review 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:45 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 & SUNDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater "Fidelity and Betrayal," a series devoted to screening originals and their remakes, screens Su Friedrich's Damned If You Don't (1987), followed by its highly atmospheric model, the nuns-in-the-Himalayas Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1947). $7 Thurs 6:30 p.m.; Sun 2 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 (April 5): An "Alphabet Soup" series opens with Alfred Hitchcock's all-in-order Dial M for Murder (1954) noon.
TUESDAY (April 10): An ITVS Community Cinema screening of Sentenced Home (Nicole Newnham and David Grabias, 2007), about the fate of three Cambodian refugees due to be sent back due to crimes committed as teens. A discussion follows 6 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
HSS Building, Room 130. Occasional on-campus screenings are open to the general public.
WEDNESDAY (April 4): The Arab Film Festival and the General Union of Palestinian Students present Melis Birder's The Tenth Planet: A Single Life in Baghdad (2004), about a single young woman's life, and Hicham Kayed's Neither Here Nor There (Palestine, 2006), about youth in refugee camps who choose exile. Free 7 p.m.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. 18 plus only. $9.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The latest Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation runs through April 25 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
THURSDAY (April 5): "Hippie Daydreams" are promised by the Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the Same (Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, 1976). They promise "to blast the shit out of it" 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (April 8): The "elimination of visual pleasure" is promised by a program of films including Hollis Frampton's Poetic Justice 7:30 p.m.
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