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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 (April 19): Two compilations of original international video art, Deeveedee 3, curated by Bull Miletic and including Can I Be a Woman by Kristian Øverland Dahl, and Deeveedee 4, curated by Katarina Stankovic and featuring Kisses Are Harmless by Zoran Dimovski. $6 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 21): An evening of "political science fiction" presented by Other Cinema includes historical restagings including ‘s Jean Genet in Chicago (Frédéric Moffet), Life and Times of Robert Kennedy starring Gary Cooper (Aaron Valdez) and more 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (April 24): The premiere of Spit n Glitter, a music video by Scream Club and Rhani Remedes ("witchy gangsteresses with dagger heeled stilettos stampede through the alleys like rats destroying archaic dominions"). $6 8 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: A San Francisco Earthquake Anniversary show double bill of the MGM musical romance San Francisco (W.S. Van Dyke, 1936; 1:30, 4:45, 8:15 p.m. ) and the documentary The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (2006; 12:30, 3:40, 7 p.m. ) with filmmaker James Dalessandro in person for the evening show.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and other times.
CASTRO 3 4
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com for regular programs. $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.
THURSDAY: Film director Tomas Milian searches for the perfect woman in what is identifiably the first film of Antonioni's still-ongoing late stage, Identification of a Woman (Italy, 1982) 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Film composing great Ennio Morricone is honored with six day's worth of great scores attached to good-to-great movies all double-bills. Sam Fuller's racial allegory White Dog (1981; 7 p.m. ) is a very strong late film, very hard to see. It screens with the Oliver Stone oddity U-Turn (1997; 8:50 p.m. ).
SATURDAY: Morricone penned one of his greatest scores for Sergio Leone's ultimate spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the West (Italy-Spain, 1968; 1:15, 6:25 p.m. ). It screens with a rare horror film by Dario Argento (one of Leone's screenwriters), Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Italy, 1971; 4:20, 8:30 p.m. ).
SUNDAY: Morricone Two more spaghetti westerns, Leones hard to see Duck, You Sucker (Italy-Spain, 1971; 1:30, 6:15 p.m. ), with Rod Steiger and James Coburn swaggering their way through the Mexican Revolution, and Angel Eyes himself, the great Lee Van Cleef , in The Big Gundown (Italy-Spain, 1966; 4:30, 9:15 p.m. ).
MONDAY: Morricone A double-bill of two films about hapless European intervention in the Third World, The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria, 1966; 7 p.m. ) and The Mission (Roland Joffé, 1986; 9:25 p.m. ).
TUESDAY: What a great series! Two more Morricone rarities. Elio Petri's still-apt political fable Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Italy, 1971; 7 p.m. ) finds a top official committing a crime and leaving clues around just to prove he can get away with it. It screens with A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1970; 8:45 p.m. ), with Franco Nero as an artist seeking some peace and quiet.
285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), www.cerritospeakeasy.com. This recently restored second-run theater, a sister theater to Oakland's Parkway, features "Cerrito Classics," a different revival every weekend. $5.
DARK ROOM THEATRE
2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the laundromat"), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com. Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged. $5 save as noted.
DE YOUNG MUSEUM
Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, 863-3330 and www.thinker.org/deyoung for venue; 750-7634 for this program.
FRIDAY (April 20): As part of a museum-wide "Party with Viv" tribute to fashionista Vivienne Westwood, an hour long South Bank Show documentary, Vivienne Westwood screens at 7 p.m.
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