TUESDAY (April 24): The Heads Up Collective's "Televising the Revolution" series offers At the River I Stand (David Appleby and Allison Graham, 1993), about the struggles of Memphis sanitation workers during the 1968 strike that fatally involved Martin Luther King Jr. Free, donations welcome as a benefit for Young Workers United 8 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35 mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
DAILY: If you were a rich man, you could enjoy the complete, 179-minute version of Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971) at home, fiddling on your roof. Or you can come here through April 29 "Starts at dusk."
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura promotes Italian language and culture in Northern California with occasional film screenings. Free.
TUESDAY (April 24): Free spirited Grazia draws the ire of fellow fisherfolk in Respiro (Emanuele Crialese, Italy, 2002) 6:30 p.m.
JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
1835 Ellis (between Scott and Pierce), 567-3327 ext. 704, www.bjesf.org. This facility, located on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, is operated by the Bureau of Jewish Education and is to be distinguished from the Jewish Community Library on 14th Avenue. Free.
TUESDAY (April 24): A Jewish film class offers a projected-on-video rarity. The pregnancy of a Soviet Commissar delays her travels in this highly regarded film by Alexander Askoldov, completed in 1967 but not released until 1988 7:30 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. This cultural asset of long standing offers regular Friday screenings on projected video with salon-style discussions to follow, and occasional other film programs. $10.
FRIDAY (April 20): An "April in Paris" series of French films continues with François Truffaut's superb Two English Girls (1971), adapted from another autobiographical novel by the writer of Jules and Jim 6:30 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: Alejandro Jodorowsky's surreal western El Topo (Mexico, 1970) 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:35 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (April 24 & 25): The three hour midsection of Matthew Barney's film epic, Cremaster 3 (2002) involves the Temple of Solomon, Gary Gilmore, and paralympic athletics 7, 9:30 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: A Green Movie Night presentation of a documentary about "the edible urban landscape," In Grave Danger of Falling Food (1989) 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 20-26): Comedy of Power (Claude Chabrol, France 2006), See Opening for review 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films.
SATURDAY: New College's Cine Del Barrio program of independent Latin American film screens Venceremitos (Gail Dolgin, 1991) and Fidel (Estela Bravo, Cuba, 2006), two favorable looks at contemporary Cuba. Free 11:30 a.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.
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint (Rick Tejada-Flores, 1992), through April 30 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. Brice Marden: Four Decades (Michael Blackwood, 2006), through May 13 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater "Fidelity and Betrayal," a series devoted to screening originals and their remakes, screens Valie Export's Invisible Adversaries (Austria, 1976), a revised edition of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater "Fidelity and Betrayal" screens both Invisible Adversaries and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956). $7 2 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 4
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 19): An "Alphabet Soup" series screens Patrick Creadon's crossword puzzle documentary Wordplay (2005) noon.
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