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Wednesday, May 21 2008
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Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com.

Artists' Television Access. Sebastiane: Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress' 1976 Saint Sebastian story, screening with In the Shadow of the Sun. Presented by the Revival House Classic Queer Cinema. Third Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m. $6. New Work by Film Students: City College of San Francisco and Cogswell Polytechnical College student films, 26 of them. May 22-23, 8 p.m. $5. PXL This Fest: Gerry Fialka's yearly tribute to Fisher-Price's PXL 2000. Sat., May 24, 8 p.m. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. The Chase and The Cotton Club: Double feature as part of the Legendary Composers: John Barry series. The Chase screens at 1 and 6 p.m. and The Cotton Club at 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wed., May 21. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Norbit: Eddie Murphy plays a bunch of people and is fat. Hosted by Jim Fourniadis, Phil Darnowsky, and Jerome Skaggs. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Goethe-Institut. "Women of '68" Film Series: The German cinema — with activist-cum-filmmaker Helke Sander leading the charge — was among the first to express a radical feminist point of view during the incendiary student protests of 1968. Tuesdays, $5. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/enindex.htm.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Ermanno Olmi Series: This retrospective of the Italian director includes Singing Behind Screens with Bud Spencer, Jun Ichikawa, Sally Ming Zeo Ni, and Camillo Grassi. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through May 31. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Die Welle: Dennis Ganse's film about a classroom experiment in fascism, conducted in 1968 by Ron Jones. Thu., May 22, 7 p.m. $20. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Red Vic Movie House. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days: A high-end realist drama that quickens skillfully into a thriller. Wed., May 21, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., May 22, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Blade Runner: The Final Cut: Really? Fri., May 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; May 24-25, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Funny Games: Michael Haneke's shot-for-shot remake of his own horrifying film. Mon., May 26, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m.; Tue., May 27, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie New College Film Center. Still Life: Jia Zhang-ke's feature about the Three Gorges hydroelectric dam and one of the towns it erased. Through May 21. Battle for Haditha: See Ongoing listings. Through May 29. Dalai Lama Renaissance: See Opening listings. May 23-29. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Around '68": Thu., May 22; Sat., May 24. "Home Movies: Vito Acconci, William Wegman, and Lawrence Weiner": Video screenings as part of "In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through June 13. "The Medium and the Body: Chris Burden, Peter Campus, Joan Jonas, and Steina Vasulka": Video screenings as part of "In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through June 13. "Around '68" Film Series: Films of resistance and radical politics from around the world. Upcoming screenings include If... on May 22 and 24. 4 p.m. Continues through May 31. The Rape of the Sabine Women: West Coast premiere screening with live performances. Fridays, 3 p.m. Continues through June 27. $15-$20. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

SF LGBT Community Center. "Queer(y)ing Femme": Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. www.altcinema.com. 1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555, www.sfcenter.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. "The Way That We Rhyme": Through June 29. $12-$15. "Witchcraft Weekend": May 23-25, 7:30 p.m. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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