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Wednesday, Jun 4 2008
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Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com.

Artists' Television Access. Warren Sonbert 3: Narrative Vertigo: A retrospective of films by the S.F. experimental filmmaker. Entries include A Woman's Touch and Short Fuse. Thu., June 5, 8 p.m. $6. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and David Enos: Owen Ashworth, aka Casiotone, appears with David Enos, who presents his hand-drawn, hand-spliced animated shorts. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: What? Indiana Jones on a huge screen in our beloved movie house? Good show, Spielberg. Through June 5, 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m.; Through June 18. $7-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Contemporary Jewish Museum. # Dawn 2008: w/ Dengue Fever, Jonathan Safran Foer, DJ Yossi Fine, plus the 1926 silent film Benya Krik.. Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. $10-$15, all ages. www.dawn2008.org. 736 Mission (at Third St.), 591-8800, thecjm.org.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Thinner: Stephen King's movie about a lawyer who gets thinner and thinner. Like that happens. Hosted by Jim Fourniadis, Alexia Staniotes, and Sam Shaw. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mic: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 217-9340, www.feminapotens.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. Continues through June 10. $5. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760.

Multiple San Francisco locations. San Francisco Black Film Festival: June 4-8; June 11-15. Another Hole in the Head Film Festival: June 5-21. $10.50. www.sfindie.com.

Oddball Film and Video. "The Subject is Sex": Stephen Parr's collection of aging smut, from home movies and hillbilly porn to cartoons and commercials. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com or call 558-8117. Fri., June 6, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Pacific Film Archive. Louder, Faster: Punk in Performance: Punk films, in conjunction with the BAM exhibition "Bruce Conner: Mabuhay Gardens." See site for schedule. June 5-26. Mental Minefields: The Dark Tales of Zeki Demirkubuz: A series of the Turkish director's best work. See site for schedule. June 8-28. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Pirate Cat Cafe & Studio. Mission Underground Film Festival: Thu., June 5, 8 p.m.; Thu., July 10; Thu., Aug. 7. $5. 2781 21st St. (at Florida), www.piratecatradio.com.

Red Vic Movie House. The Found Footage Festival: Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher return with an all-new show of found footage. Fri., June 6, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., June 7, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Counterfeiters: An Austrian filmmaker whose grandparents were Nazi sympathizers makes a movie about a Jewish forger who survived the concentration camps by printing money for the German war effort. What's not to like? Sun., June 8, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Mon., June 9, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie New College Film Center. Indestructible: A filmmaker with a fatal disease turns his camera on himself and looks for a cure. Through June 5. $5-$9. The Last Movie and Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?: B-grade psychedelia and Joan Collins having sex! Wed., June 4, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $9. Dalai Lama Renaissance: Narrated by Harrison Ford, which is weird because isn't he a conservative? Chronicles a meeting between some white middle-aged people and His Holiness. Through June 11. Postal: Excuse for Uwe Boll to offend people, again. Through June 11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Rainer Werner Fassbinder film series: Part one of Berlin Alexanderplatz, The Punishment Begins, screens June 5 and 7. Starting June 5. Thursdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 28. "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. The Rape of the Sabine Women: West Coast premiere screening of video-musical with live performances. Fridays, 3 p.m. Continues through June 27. $15-$20. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. "The Way That We Rhyme": Through June 29. $12-$15. Useless and Dong: Screens as part of New Works by Jia Zhang-ke, a series dedicated to the Chinese filmmaker. Thu., June 5, 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., June 8, 2 & 8:30 p.m. $8. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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