FRIDAY: Dead Channels, a festival of fantastic cinema, opens with The World Sinks (Except Japan) (Kawasaki, Japan) 2:30 p.m. Jupiter Love (Andre and Kalashnikova) 4:30 p.m. "Short and Scary" 4:30 p.m. Trail of the Screaming Forehead (Blamire) 7 p.m. Jamaa Fanaka's Welcome Home, Brother Charles (1975) 7 p.m. End of the Line (Devereaux) 9:15 p.m. Disquiet (Doyle) 9:15 p.m. A 1973 ABC-TV movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Newland) 11:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Dead Channels Nuit Noire (Smolders, Belgium) 12:30 p.m. The 1953 version of The War of the Worlds (Byron Haskin) no Spielberg in sight 12:30 p.m. Freesia Icy Tears (Kazuyoshi, Japan) 2:30 p.m. Welcome Home, Brother Charles 2:30 p.m. "Short and Really Scary" 4:30 p.m. The 4th Dimension (Mattera and Mazzoni) 4:30 p.m. Living and the Dead (Rumley, U.K.) 7 p.m. The Devil Dared Me To (Stapp, New Zealand) 7 p.m. David Cronenberg's early short feature Crimes of the Future (Canada, 1970) screens with a live score by Spoonbender 1.1.1. 9:15 p.m. End of the Line 9:15 p.m. The Secret Life of Sarah Sheldon (Slomka) 11:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Dead Channels Disquiet 12:30 p.m. No babies allowed! ZPG (Michael Campus, 1970) 12:30 p.m. "A Sleazy Sunday Afternoon with Jack Hill" offers the grindhouse auteur in person with Spider Baby (1968) 2:30 p.m. Belleville Book of the Dead (Joudiau, France) and shorts 2:30 p.m. Hill in person with Pit Stop (1969) 4:30 p.m. The District! (Gauder, Hungary) 4:30 p.m. The giant turtle flies again in Gamera the Brave (Tasaki, Japan) 7 p.m. "Short and Scary" 7 p.m. Fingerprints (Basil) 9:15 p.m. The World Sinks (Except Japan) 9:15 p.m.
MONDAY: Dead Channels "Cosmic Hex's Free Secret Screening" of a TBA film 3 p.m. Belleville Book of the Dead 5 p.m. Disquiet 5:15 p.m. Fingerprints 7:15 p.m. Jupiter Love 7:15 p.m. Nuit Noire 9:30 p.m. "Short and Really Scary" 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Dead Channels "Cosmic Hex's Free Secret Screening" 3 p.m. Jupiter Love 5:15 p.m. Living and the Dead 5:15 p.m. Freesia Icy Tears 7:15 p.m. Trail of the Screaming Forehead 7:15 p.m. Hot Baby (Roenning) 9:30 p.m. The Secret Life of Sarah Sheldon 9:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555. A monthly screenings series continues the second Thursday of every month. Free, arrive early due to limited seating.
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. 9): 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. 12): Phyllis Wattis Theater Renoir's mos t beloved film, Grand Illusion (1937) contrary to the pothead in Annie Hall, it's not better if you're stoned. $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. 9): A "San Francisco Opera Season Preview" series continues with Puccini's La Rondine, a 1958 production at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples featuring Rosanna Carteri, Ornella Rovero, Giuseppe Gismondo and Guiseppe Valdengo noon.
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.
Aug. 11 is the early deadline for the Videofest 2007 contest; see www.missionculturalcenter.org for information and the entry for .... Early registration closes Aug. 10 for the Third Annual S.F. Independent Filmmakers Conference (Sept. 7-8 at YBCA). See www.filmarts.org or phone 552-9760 ext. 41 for more info.
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