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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.)
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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