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Schedules are for Wed/1 through Tues/7 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. "Other Cinema": "Graham Connah Does Harry Smith," a live music and film event that combines Smith's animated works with Connah's jazz accompaniment Sat, 8.

BANNAM PLACE THEATER 50A Bannam; 986-4607, www.cinemod.net. $5-10. "Cinema Salon": Greedy: The West Coast Crime Story (Black Market Films, work in progress) Wed, 7:30.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. "San Francisco International Film Festival" Wed-Thurs. See First Runs. The Piano Teacher (Haneke, 2001) Fri/3-Thurs/9, 7, 9:35 (also Sat-Sun, Wed, 1:30, 4:15).

CONGREGATION B'NAI EMUNAH 3595 Taraval; 664-7373. $5. Exile Shanghai (Ottinger, 1997) Sun, 1. Film about exiled Jews living in Shanghai.

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143. $4.50-8. Antonio Gaudi (Teshigahara, 1985) Wed, 7:15 and The Mystery of Picasso (Clouzot, 1956) Wed, 8:45. Storm from the Mountain (Big Noise, 2001) Thurs/2-Thurs/9, 7:15 and All Power to the People! The Black Panther Party and Beyond (Lee, 1996) Thurs/2-Thurs/9, 8:45 (also Sun, 5:05).

GOETHE-INSTITUT INTER NATIONES 530 Bush; 263-8760. $5. "Films by Peter Sempel": Nina Hagen – Punk and Glory (1999) Tues, 7:30. Filmmaker Peter Sempel in person. See Critic's Choice.

KORET AUDITORIUM San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "Under the Big Top": The World's Greatest Showmen (Wisconsin Public Television, 1998) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video about the history of the circus.

MCBEAN THEATER Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE. $6-10. Ray and Charles Eames: The Hollywood Connections (Cabella, 2002) Wed, 7. Filmmaker in person. "Motion Graphic Films" Sat, 2. Media artist Larry Cuba in person. "Math at Play," films by Charles and Ray Eames and others Sun, 2.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. "CinemaLit Film Series 2002": "Hollywood Private Eyes": The Maltese Falcom (Huston, 1941) Fri, 6.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. "San Francisco International Film Festival" Wed-Thurs. See First Runs. "Satyajit Ray: Academy Restorations": Company Limited (1971) Fri, 7; The Middleman (1975) Fri, 9:10; The Expedition (1962) Sat, 7. "Film and Video Makers at Cal": "Works from the Eisner Awards Competition" Sun, 5:30. Artists in person. "The Film Musical": School Daze (Lee, 1988) Mon, 3. "Cinema and the Sex Act": Fat Girl (Breillat, 2001) Mon, 7. "Alternative Visions": "Highlights from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival" Tues, 7:30.

PARKWAY 1834 Park, Oakl; (510) 814-2400. $5. The Long Road Home (Cochrane, 2002) Thurs, 9:15.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (Lemle, 2001) call for times. The Cherry Orchard (Cacoyannis, 1999) Wed-Thurs, call for times. The Piano Teacher (Haneke, 2001) Fri/3-Thurs/9, call for times.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Waking Life (Linklater, 2001) Wed-Thurs, 7:15, 9:25 (also Wed, 2). Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001) Fri-Sat, 7, 10 (also Sat, 2). The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, 2002) Sun-Mon, 7, 9:25 (also Sun, 2, 4:25). Kandahar (Makhmalbaf, 2001) Tues/7-Wed/8, 7:15, 9:15 (also Wed, 2).

EL RIO OUTDOOR CINEMA 3158 Mission; 282-3325. $5. O Amor Natural (Honnigman, 1997) Tues, 8 (free barbecue at 6:30). Outdoor screening; dress warmly.

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Dear Fidel (Huismann, 2000) Wed-Tues, 6, 8, 10 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4).

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE Kabuki 8, 1881 Post; 822-2885. Call for price. "Memory Arcade," a short-film program presented in conjunction with the Pacific Film Archive and the San Francisco International Film Festival Wed, 9:15. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission. "Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi: Cinematic Explorers Program 4" (rescheduled program) Thurs, 7:30.

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 401 Van Ness, Fourth flr; 255-4800. $5-10. "Two Dance Films by Douglas Rosenberg": "Growing Up in Public" and "Singing Myself a Lullaby," films about choreographer-dancers Lucas Hoving and John Henry Wed, 7:30.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. "Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bruno: Samsara, Satya, and Sacrifice": Sacrifice (1998) with "Samsara" (1990) and "Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy" (1994) May 4-July 14, Tues-Sun, noon, 2, 4. Looking for Langston (Julien, 1989) May 4-July 14, Tues-Sun, 11a (no screening May 18). "Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Presents": Berlin Babylon (Siegert, 1990-2000) and 80,000 Shots (Walther, 1990-2001) Wed, 7:30 ($5-6).