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992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film. $5 save as noted.
THURSDAY (July 5): ANSWER offers a Welcome to New Orleans (Rasmus Holm, 2006), about a former Black Panther's struggle to revitalize city life after Katrina. A discussion will follow. $6 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (July 6): The poor lives of Palestinians in Lebanon are documented in Stolen Rights (Lamia Alami and Nadine Mourad, 2007). $6-$20 sliding scale 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (July 7): Hollywood is hijacked as Kino21 presents "The New Talkies," a "neo-benshi cabaret" program featuring live narration, music and sound to clips from films from the silent The Golem to Tom Cruise blockbusters. $10 8 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Let's revitalize Disney's Duck franchise with Huey, Dewey and Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007; 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 p.m. ). Also screening: Evan Almighty (Tom Shadyac, 2007; 12:25, 2:20, 4:25, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. ).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer. $10 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A new print of Gus Van Sant's debut feature, Mala Noche (1985) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 1:30, 3:15, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 6-12): A new print of Charles Chaplin's defiant silent film in a talkie era, City Lights (1931) still a masterpiece of comedy and pathos 7, 9 p.m.; also Fri, Sat, Sun, Wed 1, 3, 5 p.m.
DARK ROOM THEATRE
2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the laundromat"), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com. Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged. $5.
SUNDAY (July 8): "Bad Movie Night" continues a "Putting the Ick in Music" series with Gene Simmons and friends encountering Anthony Zerbe as a mad scientist in KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (Gordon Hessler, 1978) 8 p.m.
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura promotes Italian language and culture in Northern California with occasional film screenings. Free.
TUESDAY (July 10): A retrospective of films starring Luca Zingaretti screens Prima dammi un bacio (Ambrogio Lo Guidice, Italy, 2003), a love story between a couple born inches apart who lose track of each other during the war. No subtitles 6:30 p.m.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org. This popular center offers a wide-range of programs, many of them film-oriented.
SUNDAY (July 8): Behind the Scenes, a Sneak Preview of the upcoming 27th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, offers clips, highlights, and a behind-the-scenes tour with program directors Peter Stein and Nancy Fishman. $30 1 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Lars Von Trier is The Boss of it All (Denmark, 2007) 4:45, 7, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 6-12): Gypsy Caravan (Jasmine Dellal, U.S./U.K., 2007). See Opening for review. Call for times.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. This cultural asset of long standing concludes a summer film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow. $10.
FRIDAY (July 6): 76 trombones greet a July musicals series with The Music Man (Morton Da Costa, 1962) 6:30 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
THURSDAY: Got the munchies? It's the Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, 2007) movie 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A semi-all-star cast (Nicholson! Dern! Susan Strasberg!) gather in the Haight for some Hollywood hippie-sploitation in Psych-Out (Richard Rush, 1968) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Filmmaker/visionary Hiroshi Teshigahara profiles architect/visionary Antonio Gaudi (Japan/Spain, 1985) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com for regular programs, 642-8066 and www.laborfest.net for Laborfest, here this week. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College. $8 for regular films, $5 for Laborfest.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal is documented in I Have Never Forgotten You (Richard Trank, 2007) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 3, 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Guy Maddin's got a Brand Upon the Brain! (Canada, 2005) 7, 8:50 p.m.
THURSDAY: Laborfest, the International Working Class Film & Video Festival, screens here for a week. Tonight, Big Brother is Watching The Other Side of Samsung (Labor News Production, Korea) and Battle of Local 5668 (Bennett) 7 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 6-12): A Crude Awakening (Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, Switzerland, 2006). See Opening for review 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Laborfest Teachers resist singing Japan's national anthem in Against Coercion (Fukiritsu, Japan), with a protesting teacher in person. Also, Korea, Labor and FTA (MediAct, Korea) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Laborfest Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg's romantic biopic of legendary labor martyr Joe Hill (1971), plus Land, Rain and Fire (Gold, Mexico) 2 p.m. Morristown (Lewis), plus two films by San Francisco's Lyn Goldfarb, Uncommon Knowledge and The New Los Angeles 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: Laborfest Joris Ivens' Spanish Civil War classic The Spanish Earth (1937), plus Souls Without Borders: The Untold Story of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (Domingo and Geist) 2 p.m. Director Ken Loach profiled in Carry On Ken (Reisz, U.K.), plus strike documentaries from Turkey, Argentina and San Francisco 7 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Call for films.
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. Free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Henri Matisse: Figure, Color, Space (Edith Jud, 2006), through Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. A television documentary, Art in the 21st Century: Spirituality (Deborah Shaffer, 2001) through July 31 4 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 5): Phyllis Wattis Theater A "Jean Renoir in the Thirties" series opens with a harsh look at a "Sunday painter," La Chienne (1931). $7 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (July 8): Renoir La Chienne. $7 3 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 (July 5): A "Women in Love" series commemorates Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, beginning with a swinging Hollywood comedy about hash brownies, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (Hy Averback, 1968) noon.