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111 MINNA GALLERY 111 Minna (between Howard and Mission), 974-1719 and www.minnagallery.com for venue, 864-0660 and www.microcinema.com for event. This art gallery/nightclub hosts occasional screenings.
MONDAY (June 25): The "Independent Exposure Screening Series" offers its "Mind Over Matter Edition" with films and videos from Ireland, Australia and Ghana, including Vanessa Woods' What the Water Saw and John Harden's La vie d'un chien, about a scientist who turns himself into a dog. $6. 8 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.
SATURDAY (June 23): The Arab Film Festival presents a documentary about an outspoken single female, The Tenth Planet: A Single Life in Baghdad (Melis Birder, Iraq, 2004) screens with the autobiographical Baghdad Days (Heba Bassem, Iraq, 2005), by an Iraqi film student. $6. 8 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 24): Austin filmmakers Katja Straub and Miguel Alvarez are featured in "A German and a Mexican Tour" screening their "visual explorations" All White People are French (2004), The White Bunny (2005) and You're Not a Cowboy Unless You Got a Hat? (2006). $6. 8 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 26): The ATV Big Screen Rerun of their cable program screens short films including Carl Diehl's Capitalism Cures the Flu and music clips of Thelonious Monk and John Lennon (8 p.m.) followed by Shana Moulton's Whispering Pines #6 and the music of Ivie Anderson (9:30 p.m. ). $6.
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: This must look strange on the marquee: The Rape of Europa (Florichad Berge and Bonni Cohen, 2006; 1:40, 3:50, 6:30, 8:45 p.m.) and Knocked Up (Jud Apatow, 2007; 1:25, 4:10, 7, 9:30 p.m.)
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429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com for regular programs, www.frameline.org/festival for Frameline, the 31st San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, here June 14-24. $15 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.
WEDNESDAY: Frameline continues with Fall from Grace (Jones) noon. Red Without Blue (Sebold, Sills and Sills) 2:15 p.m. Vivere (Maccarone, Germany) 4:30 p.m. Animated plastic dolls! How sweet! Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (Brocka) 7 p.m. The Two Sides of the Bed (Martinez, Spain) 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Frameline "Kan-GAY-roo!" (Australian shorts) noon. Blueprint (Shannon-Butts) 2:15 p.m. Through Thick and Thin (Cordoba) 4:30 p.m. Nina's Heavenly Delights (Parmar, U.K.) 7 p.m. Rock Haven (Lewis) 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Frameline This Kiss (Eddy, Australia) noon. You Belong to Me (Zalutsky) 2:15 p.m. "Gay Noir" (shorts) 4:30 p.m. Out at the Wedding (Friedlander) 7 p.m. The DL Chronicles (Gossett and LeNear) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Frameline "Worldly Affairs" (shorts) 11:30 a.m. Semper Fi: One Marine's Journey (DiPersio) 1 p.m. "Dyke Delights" (shorts) 3:30 p.m. The Curiosity of Chance (Marleau) 6 p.m. Starbooty (Ruiz) 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: "Fun in Girls' Shorts" 11:30 a.m. "Fun in Boys' Shorts" 2 p.m. The Man of My Life (Breitman, France) 4:15 p.m. The Closing Night film is Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Babbitt) at 7:30 p.m. , with party to follow. Rush tickets only available.
TUESDAY: It's Barbara Stanwyck's centennial and the Castro marks it with a three day tribute, starting tonight with the snappy comedy Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941; 2:15 p.m. ) and the odd western 40 Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957; 9:10 p.m. ).
10070 San Pablo (at Central), El Cerrito, (510) 814-2400, www.cerritospeakeasy.com. This recently restored second-run theater, a sister theater to Oakland's Parkway, features "Cerrito Classics," a different revival every weekend, and other special programs. Beer is served; children must be accompanied by an adult.
THURSDAY (June 21): Saturday Night Fever (John Avildsen, 1977) screens as a benefit for Opportunity Junction. $8. 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY (June 23 & 24): Cerrito's alive with The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Sat 5 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.
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.
SUNDAY (June 24): "Bad Movie Night" screens the "space medieval" adventure Krull (Peter Yates, 1983) 8 p.m.
THURSDAY (June 21): An Open Screening with mixer to follow. Entry deadline was last Monday, but contact email@example.com for the next program. Free. 7 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.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Wake up for The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry, 2006). Starts at dusk.
STARTS MONDAY: Get lost in Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, Mexico, 2006) through July 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 (June 26): A retrospective of films starring Luca Zingaretti screens a film spin-off his famed TV role as a Sicilian officer, "Commissario Montalbano," Gatto e Cardellino (Alberto Sironi, Italy, 2002), investigating the death of a doctor with the aid of a finch. No subtitles. 6:30 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Getcher Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin, Canada, 2006) 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 p.m.
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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 (June 21): An "On the Road" series continues with Albert Brooks setting out to "touch Indians" Lost in America (1985) noon.
SATURDAY (June 23): A four-hour Japanese Culture in Japanese Animation program offers an introduction by Gilles Poitras, a writer specializing in Japanese animation, 1 p.m. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995), about a junior high school girl's ambitions, 2 p.m. Q & A 4 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 26): A Legacy Film Series features videos with new perspectives on aging, including My Father's Hopes and My Mother's Dreams. Audience discussion with Legacy Films executive director Sheila Malkind follows. 5:30 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.
WEDNESDAY (June 20): The premiere of a new documentary about a quadriplegic, When Pigs Fly (Eric Breitenbach and Phyllis Redman, 2007), 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 21 & 22): A well-stocked tribute to puppeteer/filmmaker Jim Henson opens with Muppets 101, a program featuring early TV spots, ads and the pilot for The Muppet Show. Hosted by "Master Puppeteer" Dave Goelz. 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 22): YBCA Theater A free live simulcast of San Francisco Opera's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni (directed on stage by Leah Hausman). Free, but reserve your tickets in advance in person or by phone, 978-2787. 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 23): Henson Muppets Music Moments includes performances by Paul Simon, Elton John and many others opposite Kermit, Miss Piggy, et al., 2 p.m. The Art of Puppetry and Storytelling, 4 p.m. A feature-length, Muppet-free fantasy, The Dark Crystal (Henson and Frank Oz, U.K., 1983). It's Tolkien with felt! 7 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 24): Henson Muppet Fairytales, 2 p.m. The Great Muppet Caper (Henson, U.K., 1981) 4 p.m. Commercials and Experiments 7:30 p.m.