October 23, 2002




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Schedules are for Wed/23 through Tues/29 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. La cage aux folles II (Molinaro, 1981) Wed, 7; Sat, 2.

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE 121 Steuart, second flr; 777-3820. $5. Tangled Roots (Emberling, 2002) Wed, 7. Filmmaker Heidi Schmidt Emberling in person.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. "Peripheral Produce Returns!," underground cinema from Portland, Ore. Wed, 8. "Yes to Life! No to the FTAA! A Better World Is Under Construction," antiglobalization films and videos Thurs, 8. "OpenScreening," short films and videos; all entries must be cued and labeled by 7 (e-mail openscreening@hotmail.com for more info) Fri, 8. "Other Cinema": "Re/Search's Modern Pagans," short films, live interviews, and more Sat, 8:30.

CALVIN SIMMONS THEATRE Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, 10 Tenth St, Oakl; (408) 993-8188. $10 suggested donation. "First Bosnian Film Festival" Sat, 5.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. "Kurosawa and Mifune": Ikiru (1952) Wed-Thurs, 1:30, 4:15, 7:15; Seven Samurai (1954) Oct 25-31, 2, 7:30.

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO, Rosenberg Library, Rm 304, 50 Phelan; 239-3580. Free. Berkeley in the '60s (Kitchell) Mon, 7. Filmmaker Mark Kitchell in person.

DELANCEY STREET SCREENING ROOM 600 Embarcadero; www.hufilmfest.com. $10. "Hollywood Underground Film Festival" Fri/25-Mon/28, check Web site for schedule and titles.

DOUGLAS PARKING LOT Harrison between 15th and 17th Sts, Oakl; www.nonchalance.org. Free. "Liberation Drive-In" Fri-Sat, 9; bring FM radio to hear audio.

GRAND LAKE THEATRE 3200 Grand, Oakl; (510) 451-FILM, www.oaklandfilmsociety.org. Call for price. "Oakland International Film Festival": The Buffalo War (Testa, 2001) and Strange Fruit (Katz, 2002) Wed, 6; All about Lily Chou Chou (Iwa, 2002) Wed, 8:30; "A Night of Inspiration: Filmmaker Firsts," shorts program Thurs, 7.

MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY 57 Post; 393-0100. $5. To Catch a Thief (Hitchcock, 1955) Fri, 6.

NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA 766 Valencia; 553-8140, www.cineaccion.com. $3-5. "Films for Activism and Social Change": "Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics" Wed, 8.

924 GILMAN 924 Gilman, Berk; (510) 525-9926. $5 plus $2 membership (free if you show up an hour early to volunteer). "Ladies Art Revival Film Fest": "I Was a Teenage Serial Killer" (Jacobson), "She's Real: Worse than Queer" (Thane), "How the Miracle of Masturbation Saved Me from Becoming a Teenage Space Alien" (Clarkson) Fri, 8. Event also includes performances by Bonfire Madigan, Sanza and friends, and Hello Guerrilla.

PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 454-1222. $4.50-7. "Weird America": Divining Man (Kachadorian, 2001) Wed, 7:30. "Rob Nilsson: Fiercely Independent": Stroke (2000) Thurs, 7; Scheme C6 (2001) Thurs, 9:15. "Rob Nilsson Selects John Cassavetes": Husbands (1970) Fri, 7:30. "Mario Bava: Prints of Darkness": Lisa and the Devil (1972) Sat, 7; Baron Blood (1972) Sat, 9. "Cinemath": N Is a Number (Csicsery, 1993) Sun, 5:30; Moebius (Mosquera, 1996) Sun, 7:10; "A Calculated Cinema (Program Three)," shorts program Tues, 7:30. Behind the Bandbox (Burch, 2002) Sun, 2 (free). "Trials and Film": Compulsion (Fleischer, 1959) Mon, 3. "Ang Lee/King Hu": Eat Drink Man Woman (Lee, 1994) Mon, 7.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. The Man from Elysian Fields (Hickenlooper, 2001) call for times. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) call for times. Merci pour le chocolat (Chabrol, 2000) call for times. Freaky Friday (Nelson, 1976) Sat-Sun, 2.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Hell House (Ratliff, 2001) Wed, 2, 7:15, 9:15. Cookers (Mintz, 2001) Thurs-Mon, 7:15, 9:25 (also Sat-Sun, 2, 4:15). Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) Oct 29-30, 7:15, 9:15 (also Oct 30, 2). With live music by Jill Tracy and the Malcontent Orchestra.

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002) Wed-Mon, 7, 9:15 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4:30).

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission; 552-1990, www.sfcinematheque.org. $4-7. "Two by Alexander Kluge": Strongman Ferdinand Thurs, 7:30.

SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "In the Land of the Deaf": Sound and Fury: Communication Wars of the Deaf (Aronson, 2000) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation. "Disability Awareness Day" program with films, discussions, and resources Sat, 12:30.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. "Bay Area Video Coalition Presents a Work-in-Progress Screening": The Lost Boys of Sudan (Mylan and Shenk, 2002) Wed, 7:30 ($6-7). Bay Area Now 3: Opening Night Party Shorts" Fri, 8 ($8-11).