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Schedules are for Wed/10 through Tues/16 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

AK PRESS 674A 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 208-1700. Call for price. David Gilbert: A Lifetime of Struggle (2002) Fri, 7. Documentary based on a 1998 interview with Gilbert, currently serving a life sentence for his activities in support of the black liberation movement.

BRIDGE 3010 Geary; 751-3213. $8. "Midnight Mass": Polyester (Waters, 1981) Sat, midnight. Star Mink Stole in person.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. Lan Yu (Kwan, 2001) Wed-Thurs, 7, 9 (also Wed, 1, 3, 5). "Seventh Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival": Captain January (Cline, 1924) Sat, 11a; Male and Female (DeMille, 1919) Sat, 1:30; Shiraz (Osten, 1928) Sat, 4:15; Girl Shy (Newmeyer and Taylor, 1924) Sat, 8:30 and Sun, 11a; "Lost Films" (shorts program) Sun, 1:30; The Blot (Weber, 1921) Sun, 4; Hell's Heroes (Wyler, 1930) Sun, 7:30. For more information on the festival, including special guests, go to www.silentfilm.org; to order tickets ($10-12) go to www.tickets.com or call (415) 478-2277.

ELLEN DRISCOLL PLAYHOUSE 325 Highland, Piedmont; (510) 655-5552. Free. What Do You Believe? Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Feinbloom) Thurs, 7. Sponsored by Piedmont's Appreciating Diversity Committee, DiversityWorks, and Piedmont's League of Women Voters.

'FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK' Dance Palace, Fifth St at B St, Point Reyes Station; (415) 453-4333. $2-5. Singin' in the Rain (Donen and Kelly, 1952) Sat, 8:40. Albert Park, B St at Albert Park Lane, San Rafael. Tarzan (Buck and Lima, 1999) Sat, 8:40. Outdoor screenings; bring seating.

INTERNATIONAL WORKING CLASS FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; www.laborfest.net. $5-7. "Queer Labor on Films": Live Nude Girls Unite! (Query and Funari, 2000) and Out at Work (Anderson and Gold, 1996) Thurs, 6:30. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission. Not in My Name (Platform Films), A Miner's Tale (Desi), and Rex Alexander Shipwright and Folk Artist (Simon and Green) Fri, 7:30 ($5).

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 425 Washington; 788-6210. Free. "Yellow Tuesday": La donna della Domenica (Comencini, 1975) Tues, 6:30. In Italian without subtitles.

KORET AUDITORIUM San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "Between Spring and Autumn": Fifth of July (1982) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation.

LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY Cohen Alley, off Ellis between Leavenworth and Hyde; 255-5971. $5-10. "Lucky Bum Film Tour" Fri-Sat, 8.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964) Fri, 6:30.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. "Higher Education": The Age of Consent (LaCava, 1932) Wed, 7:30. "Second Chance": Eric Rohmer: With Supporting Evidence (Labarthe, 1994) Thurs, 7; The Aviator's Wife (Rohmer, 1980) Thurs, 9:15. "Taking No Prisoners: Sergio Bianchi": Romance (1987) Fri, 7:30 and Tues, 7:30; Chronically Unfeasible (2000) Fri, 9:30. "Christmas in July: The Comedies of Writer-Director Preston Sturges": The Palm Beach Story (1942) Sat, 4:30 and 9:30; The Lady Eve (1941) Sat, 7. "Magic and Reality: Cinema of Armenia": Prison Art (Zakoyan and Melkonyan, 1998), The Color of Pomegranates (Paradjanov, 1968), and "Three by Arthur Peleshian" (1967-82) Sun, 5:30. Hip-Hop: The New World Order (El Muhajir, 2002) Mon, 6.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Enigma (Apted, 2001) call for times. Late Marriage (Koshashvili, 2001) call for times. Elling (Næss, 2001) call for times. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Kunuk, 2001) call for times. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) Fri/12-Thurs/18, call for times. The Collector (Wyler, 1965) Sat, 7:30 ($12-15). Star Terence Stamp in person. Directed by William Wyler (Slesin, 1986) Sun, 2. Producer Catherine Wyler in person.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama (Lemle, 1992) Wed, 2, 7:30, 9:15. Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Fitzgerald, 2002) Thurs-Sat, 7:15, 9:15 (also Sat, 2, 4). Juliette of the Herbs (Streeten, 1999) Sun-Tues, 7:15, 9:15 (also Sun, 2, 4).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) Extended run: Wed-Tues, 6, 8, 10 (also Sat-Sun, Wed, 2, 4).

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 401 Van Ness, Fourth fl; 255-4800. $4-8. "Richard Rogers: A Rare Video Screening Series," screening of a salute to Rodgers by The Tonight Show that originally aired March 1963 Mon, 8.

WATTIS THEATER San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St; www.sffs.org or www.ticketweb.com. $12-15. "The Seventh Art: New Dimensions in Cinema": "Scratch Cinema," films by media arts collective Spaceboat.TV, introduced by San Francisco Film Society director of programming Carl Spence and coproduced by SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society Thurs, 7.

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) through Sun/14, Tues-Sun, noon, 2, 4. "The Film Art of Isaac Julien": Looking for Langston (Julien, 1989) through Sun/14, Tues-Sun, 11a. "Latino Film Festival presents": Wake Up Love (Subiela, 1998) Wed, 7:30. Teenage Caveman (Clark, 2001) Fri, 7 and 9.