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Schedules are for Wed/29-Tues/4 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. $5. "Rachael's Film Night Presents: He Who Hits First, Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez": "Now" (1965); "Cerro Pelado" (1966); "Hanoi Martes 13" (1976); and "LBJ" (1968) Fri, 8.

CALVIN SIMMONS THEATER 10 10th St, Oakl; (415) 765-7793, hboevents@aol.com. Free (limited tickets available; call or e-mail for availability). Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002) Sat, 7. Preview of a new HBO doc, with a special reading from William B. Gould IV's Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor and performances by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and Dimensions Dance Theatre.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $5-8. Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times (Junkerman, 2002) Jan 29-Feb 5, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

EXPLORATORIUM 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE. $6-10. "Traits of Life Film Series": Death by Design (Friedman and Brunet, 1995) Sun, 2.

FINE ARTS CINEMA 2451 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-1143, www.fineartscinema.org. $4-8. "Thrillville Presents: A Wild Night with Ray Dennis Steckler!": Wild Guitar (1962) Wed, 7 and Wild Ones on Wheels (1961) Wed, 9:15. Director and star Steckler in person. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993) Thurs-Sun, 7; and The Shining (Kubrick, 1980) Thurs-Sun, 8:55 (also Sun, 4:20).

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9 Ross Valley Dr, San Rafael; (415) 721-2844. $5-7. Palestine Is Still the Issue (Pilger) Wed, 7.

JEZEBEL'S JOINT 510 Larkin; www.sfindie.com. Free. "SF IndieFest Microcinema": Rock 'n' Roll High School (Arkush, 1979) Wed, 8; Living in Missouri (Peterson, 2001) Thurs, 8; The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll Fri, 8; Seven Chances (Keaton, 1925) Mon, 8; The Frighteners (Jackson, 1996) Tues, 8.

PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-1412. $4.50-7. "Early Cinema: The Films of the Lumière Brothers, Edison, Méliès, and Others," with a lecture by Marilyn Fabe Wed, 3. "Video: Recent Revelations": "Pro/Found," short films Wed, 7:30. "After the War, before the Wall: German Cinema, 1945-1960": Sky Without Stars (Käutner, 1955) Thurs, 7; In Those Days (Käutner, 1947) Thurs, 8:30; The Bridge (Wicki, 1959) Fri, 7; Kirmes (Staudte, 1960) Fri, 9:05; The Devil Strikes at Night (Siodmak, 1957) Sat, 7; My Schoolmate (Siodmak, 1960) Sat, 9:05; Aren't We Wonderful? (Hoffmann, 1958) Sun, 5:30; Film Without a Title (Jugert, 1947) Sun, 7:40. "International Children's Film Festival": Help, I'm a Boy! (Dommenget, 2002) Sun, 1. "Screenagers": "Bay Area High School Film and Video Festival" Sun, 3. "Visionary Film: Chapters 7-9": "Mythopoeia, Absolute Animation, and Graphic Cinema" 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. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Justman, 2002) call for times. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Noyce, 2002) call for times. "For Your Consideration: A Sampling of 2003 Oscar Submissions from around the Globe": Wild Bees (Sláma, 2001) Wed-Thurs, 7. Lost in La Mancha (Fulton and Pepe, 2002) Jan 31-Feb 6, call for times. Shanghai Ghetto (Janklowicz-Mann and Mann, 2002) Jan 31-Feb 6, call for times. "Beyond Borders: An International Family Film Series": Long Live the Queen! (Lammers, 1995) Sun, 1. "Nuggets from Pre-Code Hollywood": The Smiling Lieutenant (Lubitsch, 1931) Sun, 7.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. American Mullet (Arnold, 2002) Wed-Sat, 7:15, 9:15 (also Wed, 2; Sat, 2, 4). I Am Cuba (Kalazov, 1964) Sun-Mon, 8 (also Sun, 2, 5). Urban Warrior (Ehling, 2002) Feb 4-5, 7:15, 9:15 (also Feb 5, 2).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Last Exit to Brooklyn (Edel, 1989) Wed-Sat, 7, 9:30 (also Wed and Sat, 2, 4). In Cold Blood (Brooks, 1967) Sun, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Man Bites Dog (Belvaux, 1992) Mon-Tues, 7, 9:15.

SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco (Loranger, 2002) Wed, 6. Followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and neighborhood activists. "Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World": Calling the Ghosts (1996) with "Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy" (1993) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation.