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. 23): A "San Francisco Opera Season Preview" series screens Handel's Ariodante, a 1996 English-Welsh co-production noon.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
601 Columbus (at Union), 465-3456, www.sfntf.org. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers present "Film Night in the Park" on a giant outdoor screen. Free.
SATURDAY (Aug. 25): Federico Fellini's directorial phantasmagoria 8 1/2 (Italy, 1962) out to stun another generation. BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged. Shorts by local filmmakers, followed by feature, all starting at 8 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.
A "Mobmov" drive-in screening of Rene Laloux's cult animation Fantastic Planet (France, 1974) is set for this Saturday at 2380 Fourth St., Berkeley. Call (510) 685-2692 or go to www.mobmov.org for more info.
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