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Wednesday, Mar 12 2008
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Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com.

Artists' Television Access. The Invisible Forest: Antero Alli's feature about the effect of Antonin Artaud, camping, and hypnosis on a theater director. Fri., March 14, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Black and Blue Tattoo. Trannymal and Trannymals Go to Court Screening: Thursdays, 6 p.m. Continues through March 27. free. 381 Guerrero (at 16th St.), 626-0770.

Castro Theatre. The Postman Always Rings Twice and The Lady from Shanghai: As part of the "Dueling Divas" series, this double feature pits unsurprisingly platinum she-devil Lana Turner against surprisingly platinum she-devil Rita Hayworth. John Garfield and Orson Welles make bad choices, respectively. The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946, screens at 2:55 and 7 p.m.; The Lady from Shanghai, 1947, screens at 1:10, 5:10, and 9:15 p.m. Wed., March 12. La Rondine: Ion Marin conducts this production of Giacomo Puccini's Italian opera starring soprano Angela Gheorghiu. It's sung in Italian with English subtitles and was filmed live last year. Mon., March 17, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. The Nickel Ride and The Friends of Eddie Coyle: The "Second Dark Age" series of double features presents an obscure Los Angeles noir from 1974 starring Jason Miller and shot by Jordan Cronenweth and a 1973 Robert Mitchum mob flick never on VHS or DVD. The Nickel Ride screens at 7 p.m. and The Friends of Eddie Coyle screens at 9 p.m. Tue., March 18. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Death Wish III: They made a third one? Indeed. Starring Charles Bronson. Hosted by Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Gerri Lawlor. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Exploratorium. March Music and Movies: Micro-Insect Cinema: Paul Clipson turns his camera on the symphony of life played out by the small, sometimes off-putting residents of Golden Gate Park — the insects and the arachnids. Sat., March 15, 2 p.m. free-$14. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 397-5673, www.exploratorium.edu.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. "Pietro Germi, the Latin Loner": A series dedicated to the Italian director of the 1950s and '60s. This week features 1951's Four Ways Out (La città si difende), starring Gina Lollobrigida, Cosetta Greco, Renato Baldini, Paul Muller, Fausto Tozzi, Enzo Maggio, Tamara Lees, Patrizia Manca, Emma Baron, and Yvonne Cocco, with a screenplay by Federico Fellini. Screened in Italian with English subtitles. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through April 1. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.

Multiple Bay Area locations. San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival: Massive, awesome fest of Asian and Asian American film. And yes, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is already sold out. We hear you can maybe still get into the Sing-Along Colma: The Musical, though. March 13-23. www.asianamericanmedia.org.

Oddball Film and Video. "Voyeur Vision: The Naked Eye": Ian Sundahl, a film archivist from Portland, presents a slate of spicy shorts from the 1920s through the 1980s. RSVP required to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., March 15, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Pacific Film Archive. A Theater Near You: Restored works by Charles Burnett, caustic Sicilian comedies by Pietro Germi, and Mexican surrealism by Luis Buñuel. Through March 30. The Magnificent Orson Welles: A series covering the career of this Hollywood prodigy, international artist, master thespian, and incorrigible trickster. See site for schedule. Through April 13. Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa: A program of film by the former rock guitarist Costa. See site for schedule. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 12. Movie Matinees for All Ages: Ongoing Saturday series to introduce youngsters to the joys of the big screen. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through March 29. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Red Vic Movie House. Diva: The French cult classic from 1981. Wed., March 12, 2, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Thu., March 13, 7 & 9:35 p.m. No Country for Old Men: The most measured, classical film of Joel and Ethan Coen's career. March 14-17. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story: John C. Reilly enjoys some zaniness from Judd Apatow. Tue., March 18, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., March 19, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

The Roxie New College Film Center. San Francisco Irish Film Festival: Through March 13. Juno: See Ongoing listings. Through March 13, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Wed., March 12, 3 & 5 p.m.; Through March 17, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Tue., March 18, 8:50 p.m.; Through March 20, 7 & 8:50 p.m. The Overlooked Suspect: William Dear makes a case for O.J. Simpson's innocence. Through March 13, 8:30 p.m. Lagerfeld Confidential: See Opening listings. Fri., March 14, 6:45 & 8:30 p.m.; March 15-16, 2:45 & 4:45 p.m.; Tue., March 18, 6:45 p.m.; Wed., March 19, 2:45 & 4:45 p.m.; March 19-20, 6:45 & 8:30 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SF Museum of Modern Art. Art:21: Art in the 21st Century: Protest: Screenings in conjunction with an exhibit by Vietnamese-American artist An-My Lê, which depicts Vietnam War reenactors staging theatrical battles. Daily at 2:30 p.m. Through May 4. "Non-Western Westerns": Variations on the Western from around the world. This week screens A Girl Is a Gun on March 15. Thursdays, Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through March 31. Bernd and Hilla Becher: Four Decades: In conjunction with the "Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through April 30. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: Informational and inspirational series with a global justice theme. Please note: No screenings Sunday March 23. Starting March 13. Thursdays, Sundays. Continues through March 30. www.hrw.org/iff. "Projecting Buddha": Wide-ranging series in conjunction with "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" and the International Buddhist Film Festival. Sundays, 2 p.m. $6-$8. www.ibff.org. Short Works: Jennifer Reeves screens film and video work; presented by San Francisco Cinematheque. Sun., March 16, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. The Time We Killed: Jennifer Reeves screens her feature about an agoraphobe in New York City after 9/11. Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque. Tue., March 18, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. www.sfcinematheque.org. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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