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Schedules are for Wed/15 through Tues/21 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. "OpenScreening" Thurs, 7:30 ($3). All entries must be submitted, cued, and labeled by 7 on show night. "Fire," live media performance by Caleb Hammond Fri, 7:30. "Batch Capture," new video and installation work by San Francisco Art Institute students Fri, 9; Sat, 10a; Sun, 6 ($1-5). "Other Cinema": Back Against the Wall (Fotopoulos) Sat, 8:30.

BANNAM PLACE THEATER 50A Bannam; 986-4607, $5-10. "Cinema Salon": "George Kuchar Short Film Festival" Wed, 7:30. Kuchar in person.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. The Cockettes (Weber and Weissman, 2002) Through May 30, 7, 9:30 (also Sat-Sun, Wed, Mon/27, 2, 4:30).

COPPOLA THEATRE San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway; 338-6507. "42nd Annual Film Finals Show," film and video works by student filmmakers Fri-Sat, 7, 9.

DELANCEY STREET THEATRE 600 Embarcadero; 563-9854, $35. Coffee and Language (Allen) Fri, 8. Proceeds benefit filmmaker J.P. Allen's upcoming project, Gambling.

FILM ARTS FOUNDATION 346 Ninth St; 672-0518, $7-25. "Ladies' Lava Lounge," short films by Nina Paley, Natalija Vekic, and others, plus music and clips from Good Vibrations Fri, 7. Proceeds benefit Ladyfest Bay Area, a five-day arts festival taking place in San Francisco July 24-28.

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143. $4.50-8. "Underground Zero: Independent Filmmakers Respond to 9/11" (curated by Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi) Wed-Fri, 7:15 and Straight outta Hunters Point (Epps, 2001) Wed-Fri, 9:15. "Cinemutts Film Festival": Clash of the Wolves (Smith, 1925) Sat-Sun, 7:15; Lassie Come Home (Wilcox, 1943) Sat-Sun, 8:30; The Wonderful World of Dogs (Lewis, 1990) with "Mongreloid" (Kuchar, 1978) Sun, 7:15; Best in Show (Guest, 2000) Sun, 8:45. Benefits the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society; each show $10. Hearts of Darkness (Bahr and Hickenlooper, 1991) Mon/20-Sat/25, 7:15 and Burden of Dreams (Blank, 1982) Mon/20-Sat/25, 9:05.

GOETHE-INSTITUT INTER NATIONES 530 Bush; 263-8760. $5. "Films by Peter Sempel": Dandy (1988) Thurs, 7:30.

GRAND LAKE THEATER 3200 Grand, Oakl; (510) 452-3556. Call for price. "Spike and Mike's Classic Festival of Animation: Best of the Fest" Wed-Thurs, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 425 Washington; 788-6210. Free. "Recent Italian Cinema": The Son's Room (Moretti, 2001) Tues, 6:30. In Italian with no subtitles.

KORET AUDITORIUM San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "Under the Big Top": Trapeze (Reed, 1956) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. "CinemaLit Film Series 2002": "Hollywood Private Eyes": Harper (Smight, 1966) Fri, 6.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. "Obsessive Beholding: Daniel Reeves": Obsessive Becoming (1995) with "Shibboleth" (2002) Wed, 7:30. "Satyajit Ray: Academy Restorations": Two Daughters (1961) Thurs, 7:30; Monihara (1961) and Rabindranath Tagore (Ray, 1961) Thurs, 9:15. "Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema of the 60s and 70s": Color Me Shameless (Kuchar, 1967) and Corruption of the Damned (Kuchar, 1965) Fri, 7; Color Me Blood Red (Lewis, 1965) Fri, 9; Agony of Love (Rostler, 1966) Sat, 7; The Student Nurses (Rothman, 1970) Sat, 9; Welcome Home Brother Charles (Fanaka, 1975) Sun, 5:30. $7, $8.50 for double features. "Alternative Visions: Retrieved Visions": Film Ist 7-12 (Deutsch, 2002) with "She Puppet" (Ahwesh, 2001) Tues, 7:30.

PARKWAY 1834 Park, Oakl; "Not in Our Town" and "Not in Our Town II," films about communities that came together to fight hate crimes Thurs, 6:30, 9:15. Proceeds benefit Working Group's Not in Our Town Campaign.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. The Cockettes (Weber and Weissman, 2002) Wed-Thurs, call for times. "Underground Zero: Independent Filmmakers Respond to 9/11" (curated by Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi) Wed-Thurs, call for times. Shanda (Riber and Riber, 2002) Fri/17-Thurs/23, call for times. In July (Akin, 2000) Fri/17-Thurs/23, call for times. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Coppola, 1988) Sat, 2, 7, 9:30.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Story-telling (Solondz, 2001) Wed, 2, 7:15, 9:15. Barbarella (Vadim, 1968) Thurs, 7:15, 9:25. The American Astronaut (McAbee, 2001) Fri-Sat, 7:15, 9:20 (also Sat, 2, 4:15). Life and Debt (Black, 2001) Sun-Mon, 7:15, 9:15 (also Sun, 2, 4). See How They Run (Morse and Duane, 2001) Tues/21-Wed/22, 7:15, 9:15 (also Wed, 2). Filmmakers in person at evening screenings.

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (Berkvens, 2000) Wed-Tues, 6, 8, 10 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4). "Hang the Projectionist," shorts program Thurs, midnight.

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission. "Videos by Daniel Reeves: A Selection" Thurs, 7:30. Filmmaker in person.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. "Film Arts Foundation Presents": "Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana" (Rodriguez, 2001) and "Ota Benga: A Pygmy in America" (Franca, 2002) Wed, 7:30. Filmmakers in person. "My Way Home: A Bill Douglas Trilogy": My Childhood (1972) and My Ain Folk (1973) Fri, 8 (My Way Home screens May 31, 8). "Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bruno: Samsara, Satya, and Sacrifice": Sacrifice (1998) with "Samsara" (1990) and "Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy" (1994) through July 14, Tues-Sun, noon, 2, 4. "The Film Art of Isaac Julien": Looking for Langston (Julien, 1989) through July 14, Tues-Sun, 11a (no screening Sat/18). "Arab Film Festival Presents": Al-Sabbar (Bürge, 2000) Tues, 7:30.