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WEDNESDAY: "For Your Consideration," a selection of Oscar submissions from various nations, screens here for two weeks. Tonight, The Land Has Eyes (Hereniko, Fiji) 6:45 p.m. Mother of Mine (Härö, Finland) 8:45 p.m.
THURSDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- On the Other Side (Loza, Mexico) 6:45 p.m. Gie (Riza, Indonesia) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
FRIDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Obaba (Armendáriz, Spain) 7 p.m. Ruins (Burger, Slovenia) 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Gie 1 p.m. Say Good Morning to Dad (Vargas, Bolivia) 4 p.m. What a Wonderful Place (Halfon, Israel) 6:30 p.m. On the Other Side 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- The Tin Mine (Maligool, Thailand) 1 p.m. Shop of Dreams (Urbla, Estonia) 3:15 p.m. Obaba 5:45 p.m. Say Good Morning to Dad 8 p.m.
MONDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Ruins 6:45 p.m. The Tin Mine 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- What a Wonderful Place 6:45 p.m. Shop of Dreams 9 p.m.
RED POPPY ART HOUSE
THURSDAY (Jan. 19): Indefatigable local artist Antero Alli's latest feature-length video, The Greater Circulation (2005), based on Rainer Maria Rilke's Requiem for a Friend. Filmmaker in person 7, 9 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: The life of a 17-year-old Thumbsucker (Mike Mills, 2005) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
THURSDAY: The story of a musician too sensitive for audiences, A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (Jeroen Berkvens, Netherlands, 2000) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A 3-D porn film from the Boogie Nights era, The Lollipop Girls in Hard Candy (Norm dePlume, 1977) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Wim Wenders' poetic and angelic Wings of Desire (Germany, 1988) 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Jan. 24 & 25): Tanzanian fishermen suffer Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, Austria/Belgium, 2004) and soon we all will. See Night & Day Tuesday, Page 23, for more 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this newly reconstituted affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: April's Shower (Trish Doolan, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 20-26): Coachella (Drew Thomas, 2005); see Night & Day Monday, Page 23, for more 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.
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. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.
DAILY (Closed Wednesday): A Kiki Smith exhibit offers Art:21:Stories (PBS, 2003) through Jan. 29 2 p.m. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (Marian Cajori, 1997) through Feb. 28 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7:30 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 (Jan. 19): A film series devoted to "The Beats" screens The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Christopher Felver, 1996), with the poet and publisher discussing the role of dissident literature in the U.S. noon.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
THURSDAY (Jan. 19): "mind, body, tea," a two-week series that opens the YBCA's new year, screens a "beautiful meditation on wholeness, tradition and finding one's place in an increasingly troubled world," Monte Grande: What Is Life? (Franz Reichle, 2005), on the life and "non-linear thought" of Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela 7:30, 9:15 p.m.