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Schedules are for Wed/6 through Tues/12 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ACT I and II 2128 Center, Berk; (510) 843-FILM. $6. "Midnight Movie Series": True Romance (Scott, 1993) Sat, midnight.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. Punk Rock/Heavy Metal Karaoke: The Movie (Aronson, 2001) Wed, 8. "Media Alliance Presents: In Search of Palestine," program by Columbia University professor Edward Said about the Israel-Palestine conflict Thurs, 8. "Syntac Error," group show of film, video, and sound works Fri, 8. "Other Cinema": "Patrick Macias's Tokyoscope," discussion and clip show of Asian sexploitation films Sat, 8. "Sunday Night Blues," video comedy sketches Sun, 7.

BERKELEY UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP 1924 Cedar, Berk; (510) 749-0526. $10-20. Sacrifice (Bruno, 1999) Sat, 6. A benefit for women's groups on the Thailand-Burma border, this event also includes a dinner of Burmese cuisine and a discussion with director Ellen Bruno and activist Min Zin.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. Trembling before G-d (Dubowski, 2001) Wed/6-Thurs/14, 7, 9:10 (also Sat, Wed, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50; no show Sun). "20th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival" Sun. See First Runs.

COLE HALL CINEMA University of San Francisco, Medical Sciences Bldg, 513 Parnassus; 476-6932. $2.50-4. Monsters, Inc. (Docter, 2001) Thurs, 5:45 and 7:45; Fri, 6 and 8.

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143. $4-7.50. Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick, 1957) Wed, 7:15 and Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958) Wed, 9:05. In Search of Peace (Trank, 2001) Thurs, 7:30. The Blue Angel (von Sternberg, 1930) Fri/8-Thurs/14, 7:15 and Queen Christina (Mamoulian, 1933) Fri/8-Thurs/14, 9:20 (also Sun, 5:25).

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 425 Washington; 788-6210. Free. "Recent Italian Cinema": How to Make a Martini (Stella, 2001) Tues, 6:30.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. "CinemaLit Film Series 2002": "Steinbeck Centennial/Steinbeck on Film": The Grapes of Wrath (Ford, 1940) Fri, 6. With guest speaker Susan Shillinglaw, director of San Jose State University's Center for Steinbeck Studies.

NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA CULTURAL CENTER 766 Valencia; (510) 251-1332, ext 101. $7-70 (no one turned away for lack of funds). "Globalization: The New Apartheid?," discussion and clip show with director Ben Cashdan benefiting the National Radio Project Thurs, 7.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940) Wed, 3. "Double Vision: Two-Channel Videoworks": "Gone" (Dougherty, 2001) and "Hollywood Inferno: Episode One" (Parnes, 2001) Wed, 7:30. "20th San Francisco International Asian Film Festival" Fri-Sun. See First Runs. A Star Is Born (Cukor, 1954) Mon, 3. "Cinema and the Sex Act": Flesh (Morrissey, 1968) Mon, 7. "Behind the Experiments": "An Eye Unruled: An Evening with Stan Brakhage" Tues, 7:30. Brakhage in person.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Ram Dass Fierce Grace (Lemle, 2001) call for times. Time of Favor (Cedar, 2001) call for times. Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001) call for times. No Man's Land (Tanovic, 2001) call for times. "We (heart) NY": The Cruise (Miller, 1998) with "Fighting the Flames, Dreamland" (Blitzer, 1904) and "Hippodrome Races, Dreamland, Coney Island" (Porter, 1905) Thurs, 7; Sun, 2. Partial proceeds benefit the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Haiku Tunnel (Kornbluth and Kornbluth) Wed, 2, 7:15, 9:15. 9 to 5 (Higgins, 1980) Thurs, 7:15, 9:35. Waking Life (Linklatter, 2001) Fri-Mon, 7:15, 9:25 (also Sat-Sun, 2, 4:15). Bread and Tulips (Soldini, 2000) Tues/12-Wed/13, 7:15, 9:30 (also Wed, 2).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Ram Dass Fierce Grace (Lemle, 2001) Wed/6-Thurs/14, 6, 8, 10 (also Sat-Sun, Wed, 2, 4).

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission; 822-2885. $4-7. "Disquieting Appearances: Films of Barbara Meter" Thurs, 7:30. Filmmaker in person. San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut. Speaking Directly: Some American Notes (Jost) Sat, 7:30. "Chick Strand in the 70s" Sun, 7:30.

SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "The Emerald Isle on Celluloid: Ireland and the Irish": The Informer (Ford, 1935) Thurs, noon.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Humanities Auditorium, Rm 133, 1600 Holloway; (650) 724-5544, www.unaff.org. $6-10. "United Nations Association Film Festival Extension Program": Soldiers in the Army of God (Levin, Pinkerson, Voll) with "Where Women Are Banned" (Kobylinska) Wed, 7. Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring about Sex, Lies, and Global Economics (Nash) Wed, 8:40.

21 GRAND 21 Grand, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. $5-10. Boom: The Sound of Eviction (Whispered Media, 2001) Sat, 9.

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Cowell, Rm 113, 2130 Fulton; 422-5061. Free. "Women's Human Rights Are Global: Movies and Lectures Celebrating National Women's Day": Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Women (Portillo, 2001) Thurs, 6. Preceded by opening remarks by sociology professor Nikki Raeburn; followed by "Free Trade and Women's Rights in Mexico," a lecture by Chiapas Independent Media Center founder Luz Ruíz; Femmes aux yeux ouverts (Women with open eyes) (Folly) Fri, 6. Preceded by "Report on the UN World Conference Against Racism," a lecture by activist Joy Moore.

WEREPAD 2430 Third St; 824-7334. $5. Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter, 1981) Fri, 10:30.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. "Eurotika!": "Vampires and Virgins: The Films of Jean Rollin"; "The Diabolical Mr. Franco: The Films of Jess Franco"; "Blood and Black Lace: A Short History of the Italian Horror Film" Tues-Wed, noon, 2, 4; "From Barcelona to Tunbridge Wells: The Films of Jose Larraz"; "The Pope of Perversion: The Films of Jose Benazeraf"; "Strange Behaviour: Eurocine – A Life" Thurs-Fri, noon, 2, 4; "I Am a Nymphomaniac: The Films of Max Pecas"; "Blood and Sand: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Spanish Horror"; "The Blood Beasts: The Films of Mike Reeves" Sat-Sun, noon, 2, 4. Through April 21. "Goethe-Institut Presents:" To Moscow with IKEA (Chauvistre, 2001) Wed, 7:30. "A Radiant Abyss: Early Films by Barbet Schroeder": More (1969) Fri, 8.