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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: Just what is the Georgia Rule (Garry Marshall, 2007)? 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:10 p.m. On the Balboa's second screen, the very funny police parody Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, U.K., 2006; 4:30, 9:20 p.m. ) billed with a police drama of a different sort, The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany, 2006; 2, 6:45 p.m. ).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
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.
THURSDAY (May 24): The POV Animation Festival screens shorts both fun and experimental. $6 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY (May 26 & 27): Peter Sellers takes A Shot in the Dark (Blake Edwards, 1964) in this second Clouseau comedy Sat 6 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com. In addition to its regular films, and occasional special programs, a midnight movie series continues on weekends. $9.75.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (May 25-27): When first screened the film version of the board game Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985) was distributed with three different endings, screening here in succession a different one each night midnight.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 25-31): A horse is a horse of course of course but no one can make love to a horse of course unless that horse of course lives in this particular Zoo (Robinson Devor, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com 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 (May 25): The outstanding Busby Berkeley-choreographed musical comedy Golddiggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933), with Matthew Kennedy, author of a forthcoming book on star Joan Blondell, in person 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.
WEDNESDAY: We agree, Ralph Nader is An Unreasonable Man (Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan, 2006) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: There's bad chemistry with The Host (Joon-ho Bong, Korea, 2006) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY:?Synesthesia: Work by SFAI Film Graduates. $3$5 sliding scale 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The S.F. premiere of Operation Homecoming (Richard Robbins, 2007), a film record of Iraqi War veterans' commentaries. Live speakers Sunday evening and Monday matinee 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.; Mon 2 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. Free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Picasso and His Time (1994) 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m.
THURSDAY (May 24): Phyllis Wattis Theater Part Two, Festival of Beauty, of Leni Riefenstahl's highly stylized documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Olympia (Germany, 1938) 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (May 27): Phyllis Wattis Theater Olympia (Germany, 1938). Part One 1:30 p.m. Part Two 4:30 p.m.
STARTS TUESDAY: Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1996) screens daily through June 8 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 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 (May 24): An "Animals are Beautiful People" series screens Carroll Ballard's boy-and-lion tale Duma (South Africa, 2005) noon.
FRIDAY (May 25): This year's Min-Sok Korean Festival offers a day devoted to the "Korea Wave" of new films and filmmakers. Opening remarks and panel discussion 1 p.m. Reception 2:30 p.m. Screening of The Host (Joon-ho Bong, Korea, 2006) 3:30 p.m.