MONDAY: SFJFF Sweet Mud (Shaul, Israel), 6:30 p.m. Three Mothers (Zvi-Riklis, Israel), 8:45 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 7-9): Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Call for times.
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.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison (near Shattuck), (510) 647-2949; (925) 225-9490 and www.sfjff.org for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, at this legit theater this week. $11 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: The 27th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screens here through Aug. 4. My Son the Hero (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1943), 2 p.m. Just an Ordinary Jew (Hirschblegl, Germany), 4:30 p.m. Bad Faith (Zem, France), 6:30 p.m. "Jews in Shorts," 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: SFJFF Festival honoree Dani Levy's The Giraffe (Switzerland, 1998), 1:45 p.m. Praying with Lior (Trachtman), 4:15 p.m. The Bubble (Fox, Israel), 6:15 p.m. Knowledge is the Beginning (Smaczny, Germany), 8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: No programming.
SATURDAY: SFJFF Yiddish Soul (Rossetti and Finocchiaro, Belgium), 12:30 p.m. Between Two Notes (Straus, France), 2:40 p.m. The Longing (Böhm, Argentina), followed by discussion, 4:45 p.m. Sweet Mud (Shaul, Israel), 7:15 p.m. Three Mothers (Zvi-Riklis, Israel), 9:30 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College. $8 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Your Mommy Kills Animals (Curt Johnson, 2007). 7, 9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Gypsy Caravan (Jasmine Dellal, U.S.-U.K., 2007), 7 p.m. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, Australia, 2007), 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Private Property (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium, 2006). See Opening for review. 7, 8:50 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.
THURSDAY (Aug. 2): A preview screening of Soldiers of Conscience (Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan, 2007), about war resisters within the military. Filmmakers in person. $5-$20 sliding scale; military personnel free. 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO CAMERAWORK GALLERY
Second floor, 657 Mission (at Third St.), 512-2020, www.sfcamerawork.org. $5.
THURSDAY (Aug. 2): Kino21 presents veteran experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky in person with his 16mm films Alaya (1976-87), which "consists solely of fine patterns of motion," and Song and Solitude (2005-6), a collaboration with Susan Vigil during her last year of life. 7 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.
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Henri Matisse: Figure, Color, Space (Edith Jud, 2006), through Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. A television documentary, Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1996), through Aug. 31. 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m.
THURSDAY (Aug. 2): Phyllis Wattis Theater A "Jean Renoir in the Thirties" series continues with a "Russia-in-Paris" adaptation of Gorky's Les Bas-Fonds (1935). $7, 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Aug. 5): Phyllis Wattis Theater Les Bas-Fonds. $7, 3 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 (Aug. 2): A "San Francisco Opera Season Preview" series opens with Wagner's Tannhauser, the 2004 Opera Zurich production. Noon.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980 ext. 5, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Labyrinth (U.K., 1986). 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:25, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 3-9): One to Another (Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr, France, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $7. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.
WEDNESDAY: The Whirl of Life (Oliver Bailey, 1915; 7:30 p.m.), starring the famed dancers Vernon and Irene Castle as they perform their greatest hits, screens with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the biopic The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (H.C. Potter, 1939; 5:45, 8:45 p.m.)
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald are lovable priests in Going My Way (Leo McCarey, 1944; 7:30 p.m.), screening with Fred Astaire trying to con a guardian angel in Vincente Minnelli's musical Yolanda and the Thief (1945; 5:30, 9:50 p.m.)
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Three Americans seek love by tossing their Three Coins in the Fountain (Jean Negulesco, 1954; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:20 p.m.) in this Italian-shot CinemaScope romance, screening with Astaire as Leslie Caron's guardian angel in Daddy Long Legs (Negulesco, 1955; 5:15, 9:25 p.m.)
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