April 24, 2002




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Schedules are for Wed/24 through Tues/30 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. "Ladies Love Trannies," benefit for Ladyfest Bay Area featuring short films and videos Fri, 8 ($7-25). "Other Cinema": "Lo-Tech Hi-Jinx," works that use "cheap consumer-electronic technology" to create art Sat, 8 ($5). "Breaking the Spell," an evening of "no-field electronica" artists Sun, 7 ($5).

BANNAM PLACE THEATER 50A Bannam; 986-4607, www.cinemod.net. $5-10. "Cinema Salon": "A Night to Remember," new works by San Francisco Art Institute film- and video-makers Wed, 7:30.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. Circuit (Shafer, 2002) Wed-Tues, 7, 9:30 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4:30).

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143. $4.50-8. Blossoms of Fire (Gosling and Osborne, 2000) Wed, 7:15 and Boom: The Sound of Eviction (Whispered Media, 2001) Wed, 9. Antonio Gaudi (Teshigahara, 1985) Thurs/25-Wed/1, 7:15 and The Mystery of Picasso (Clouzot, 1956) Thurs/25-Wed/1, 8:45 (also Sun, 5:40).

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 425 Washington; 788-6210. Free. "Recent Italian Cinema": Teeth (Salvatores, 2000) Tues, 6:30.

MCBEAN THEATER Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE. $6-10. Julia Robinson and the Solution to Hilbert's Tenth Problem: A Mathematics Biography Film (Csicsery, work in progress) Sat, 2. Program also features a discussion with filmmaker George Csicsery and Julia Robinson's sister and biographer, Constance Reid.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. "CinemaLit Film Series 2002": "Servants and Masters, Knaves and Queens: Class in British Film": A Question of Attribution (Schlesinger, 1991) Fri, 6.

MINNA STREET GALLERY 111 Minna; sprocket.laughingsquid.org. $8-10. Nic Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble perform live music to new animated and independent films Mon, 7:30, 9:30.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. "San Francisco International Film Festival" Wed/24-Thurs/2. See First Runs.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (Lemle, 2001) call for times. Jung (War): In the Land of the Mujaheddin (Lazzaretti and Vendemmiati, 2001) Wed-Thurs, call for times. "Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation: Best of the Fest" Wed-Thurs, call for times. The Cherry Orchard (Cacoyannis, 1999) Fri/26-Thurs/2, call for times. "International Family Film": Touched by an Angel (Olofson, 2000) Sat-Sun, 2. "Jean Arthur": History Is Made at Night (Borzage, 1937) Thurs, 7.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Stranger Than Paradise (Jarmusch, 1984) Wed, 2, 7:15, 9:15. Year of the Horse (Jarmusch, 1997) Thurs, 7:15, 9:30. Down by Law (Jarmusch, 1986) Fri-Sun, 7:15, 9:30 (also Sat-Sun, 2, 4:15).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Two Girls and a Guy (Toback, 1998) Wed-Thurs, 6:15, 9:50 (also Wed, 2:45) and Harvard Man (Toback, 2002) Wed-Thurs, 8 (also Wed, 4:30). Devil Got My Woman (Lomax, 1966) and Glenn Gould: On and off the Record (Koenig and Kroiter, 1959) Fri, 7, 9:30, midnight. Benefit for the Roxie sponsored by Ian Brennan. "Fan Appreciation Day": Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (Cox, 1987) Sat, 2 (free screening), 6, 10; Genghis Blues (Belic, 1999) 4 (free screening), 8. Domestic Violence (Wiseman, 2001) Sun-Tues, 5, 8:30 (also Sun, 1:15).

KORET AUDITORIUM San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "Pioneers of Modern Dance": The Shakers (1998) Thurs, noon. Filmed performance of Doris Humphrey's 1931 work.

WEREPAD 2430 Third St; 824-7334. $5. Destination Inner Space (Lyon, 1966) Fri, 10:30.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $5-6. "San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents": Promises (Bolado, Goldberg, Shapiro, 2001) Wed, 7:30.