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Schedules are for Wed/18 through Tues/24 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO 1345 Bush; 775-7755. $5. The Taste of Others (Jaoui, 2001) Wed, 7; Sat, 2.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. "MadCat Women's International Film Festival" ( Fri, 8; Sat, 5. See First Runs. "Other Cinema": Cul-de-sac: A Suburban War Story (Scott) with "In Order Not to Be Here" (Stratman) Sat, 8:30. "Penumbra: A Total Eclipse of ATA," films and performances exploring shadow play, Sun, 7.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. "Let There Be Kino!": Happy Together (Wong, 1997) Wed, 3, 7:30; The Piano Teacher (Haneke, 2000) Wed, 12:30, 5, 9:30. "The Alloy Orchestra": The Black Pirate (Parker, 1926) Thurs, 7:30; Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) with "Dragonflies, the Baby Cries" (Gillooly, 2000) Thurs, 9:30. With live accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra (each film $12 or $18 for both). "Real to Real: Buddhism and Film": Enlightenment Guaranteed (Dörrie, 2000) Fri, 7; Moments (Dörrie, 1996) Fri, 9:30; Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950) Sat, 1; 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957) Sat, 4; Colorful (Nakahara, 2000) Sat, 7; Naked (Dörrie, 2002) Sat, 9:15; The Cup (Norbu, 2000) Sun, 1; The Saltmen of Tibet (Koch, 1998) Sun, 4; Divided We Fall (Hrebejk, 2000) Sun, 7. Most films include introductory remarks and post-film discussion (individual films $10; passes $20-70); for more information call (415) 255-6534 or go to "Giving Back III with Julie Newmar": To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (Kidron, 1995) Mon, 7. Benefit for the AIDS Emergency Fund; also features a performance by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and an onstage appearance by Newmar (tickets $25-75); for more information call (415) 865-3650 or go to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston, 1948) Tues, 7:30. With an introduction by critic and author Judy Stone.

EXPLORATORIUM McBean Theater, 3601 Lyon; Free (mention YLEM at entrance desk). "YLEM Forum Presents": Secrets of Silicon Valley (Kaufman and Snitow, 2001) Wed, 7:30.

'FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK' Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley; (415) 453-4333, www. The Parent Trap Fri, 8:20. Hamilton Field Amphitheater, Hamilton Parkway, Novato. Tootsie (Pollack, 1982) Sat, 8:20. Outdoor screenings; bring seating.

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143. $4-8. Band of Outsiders (Godard, 1964) Wed, call for times and No Such Thing (Hartley, 2001) Wed, call for times. "Cinema Preservation Society Presents": Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (Dickson, Frömke, Maysles, 2001) Sept 19-26, call for times and Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (Dickson, Frömke, Maysles, 1997) Sept 19-26, call for times.

MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. My Favorite Year (Benjamin, 1982) Fri, 6.

111 MINNA GALLERY 111 Minna; 864-0669, $5. "Independent Exposure," short films and videos Tues, 8.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS 3601 Lyon; 1-866-737-3378, $10 (all-event pass $80). "Resfest": "State of the Art," shorts program Wed, 8; "True Stories," shorts program Thurs, 8; "Videos That Rock!," shorts program Thurs, 10; "DV Filmmaking," free seminar Fri, 5; Fulltime Killer (To and Wai, 2001) Fri, 8; "Cinema Electronica," shorts program Fri, 10; "Bad Day," shorts program Sat, 4; Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box (Garfield) Sat, 6; "Drive Me Crazy," shorts program Sat, 8; "In the Bedroom," shorts program Sat, 10; "Special Screening: Chris Cunningham Retrospective," shorts program Sun, 3; "Directors Club," shorts program Sun, 5; "By Design," shorts program Sun, 7.

PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft; (510) 454-1222. $4.50-7. "Weird America": The Backyard (Hough, 2002) Wed, 7:30. "Elio Petri": Good News (1979) Thurs, 7. "Japanese Silent Cinema and the Art of the Benshi": "Early Actualités and Kabuki Films" Fri, 7:30; Crossways (Kinugasa, 1928) Fri, 9:05. Crossways includes a live performance by Miya Masaoka and Ensemble. "Alexander Rodchenko": Aelita (Protazanov, 1924) Sat, 7:30; Kino-Eye (Vertov, 1924) Sun, 5:30. Aelita includes live performance by Filharmonia. "Trials and Film": Let Him Have It (Medak, 1991). With a lecture by Prof. Carol Clover. "Ang Lee/King HU": Dragon Inn (King, 1967) Mon, 7. "Alternative Visions": Corpus Callosum (Snow, 2001) Tues, 7:30.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) call for times. The Last Kiss (Muccino, 2001) call for times. Satin Rouge (Amari, 2002) Sept 20-26, call for times. Downside Up (Kelly, 2002) Tues, 7. Filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kanji Yamamoto in person. "Celebrating 25 Years: Mill Valley Film Festival": To Sleep with Anger (Burnett, 1990) Wed, 7; Garlic Is as Good as Two Mothers (Blank, 1980) with "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" (Blank, 1980) Sun, 7.

RED DEVIL LOUNGE 1695 Polk; 921-1695. $5. "Hum" (Hendrickson) Wed, 8.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. In the Dark (Sleeping Giant Productions, 2002) Wed, 2, 7:15, 9:15. With special guest speakers from Sleeping Giant Productions video collective at the evening screenings. Blue Wild Angel (Lerner, 2001) Thurs-Tues, 7:15, 9:25 (also Sat-Sun, 2, 4:15).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Biggie and Tupac (Broomfield, 2002) Sept 18-Oct 8, 7, 9:30 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4:30). In Shifting Sands: The Truth About UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq (Ritter, 2002) Sat-Sun, noon.

SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, Main Branch, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "American Quilts: A Film Festival": A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth (2001) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. "Film Arts Foundation Presents": Los Zafiros (DeStefano) Wed, 7:30 ($6-7). "All the Colors of the Dark: The Films of Mario Bava": House of Exorcism (1972) Thurs, 7; Kill, Baby, Kill (1966) and Knives of the Avenger (1965) Fri, 7; The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) and Four Times That Night (1972) Sat, 7. These Are Not My Images (Neither There Nor Here) (Batsry, 2000) Tues-Sun, noon. Through Oct 13.