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Schedules are for Wed/29-Tues/6 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features are marked with a •. All times p.m. unless otherwise specified.

BALBOA 3630 Balboa, SF; www.balboamovies.com. $7.50-10. "Balboa Birthday Bash:" Safety Last! (Newmeyer and Taylor, 1923), Sun, 7. Balboa's 86th birthday party, with cake, vaudeville performers, and more.

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 1111 Eighth St, SF; www.sfcinematheque.org. $5-10. "The Filming of Modern Life: Cinema, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde," a lecture by Malcolm Turvey, Tues, 7.

CASTRO 429 Castro, SF; (415) 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com. $7.50-10. •Stairway to Heaven (Powell and Pressburger, 1946), Wed, 2:35, 7, and The Music Lovers (Russell, 1970), Wed, 4:35, 9. •Funny Face (Donen, 1957), Thurs, 2:25, 7, and Love Streams (Cassavetes, 1984), Thurs, 4:25, 9. •Planet of the Apes (Schaffner, 1968), Fri, 2:30, 7, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Post, 1970), Fri, 4:40, 9:10. "Scary Cow Short Film Festival," Sat, 3. More info and tickets (this event, $15-40) at www.scarycow.com. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, 2011), Sun, 1, 4:30, 8. Lou Harrison: A World of Music (Soltes, 2012), Tues, 7. More info and tickets (this event, $25; benefits Harrison House Music and Arts) at www.harrisondocumentary.com.

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $6.75-10.25. Chico and Rita (Trueba, 2010), call for dates and times. "2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films," narrative and documentary (separate admission), call for dates and times. Crazy Horse (Wiseman, 2011), March 2-8, call for times. The Apartment (Wilder, 1960), Sun, 6:30. Introduced by film historian Joseph McBride.

PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-5249, bampfa.berkeley.edu. $5.50-9.50. "Film 50: History of Cinema, Film, and the Other Arts:" Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955), Wed, 3:10. With lecture by Marilyn Fabe. "African Film Festival 2012:" You Are All Captains (Laxe, 2010), Wed, 7. "Dark Past: Film Noir by German Emigrés:" The Dark Past (Maté, 1948), Thurs, 7; Shockproof (Sirk, 1949), Thurs, 8:40. "The Library Lover: The Films of Raúl Ruiz:" Mysteries of Lisbon (Ruiz, 2010), Fri, 7; Three Lives and Only One Death (1996), Sat, 8:30. "Afterimage: James Ivory, Three Films from Novels:" Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (Ivory, 1990), Sat, 6. "Howard Hawks: The Measure of Man:" Ball of Fire (Hawks, 1941), Sun, 2; To Have and Have Not (Hawks, 1944), Tues, 7. "A Tribute to José Saramago (1922-2010)": José and Pilar (Mendes, 2010), Sun, 4:30.

ROXIE 3117 and 3125 16th St, SF; (415) 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $6.50-10. Straight Outta Hunters Point 2 (Epps, 2012), Wed-Thurs, 7, 8:45. "Hollywood Before the Code: Nasty-Ass Films for a Nasty-Ass World!:" •Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932), Fri, 6:45, 9:45, and Scarface (Hawks, 1932), Fri, 8, 10; •Freaks (Browning, 1932), Sat, 2:15, 5, 8, 11, and Island of Lost Souls (Kenton, 1932), Sat, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; •The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Capra, 1933), Sun, 1:15, 4:30, 8, and The Cheat (Abbott, 1931), Sun, 3, 6:20, 9:45; •Sensation Hunters (Vidor, 1933), Mon, 6:20, 9:45, and Murder at the Vanities (Leisen, 1934), Mon, 8; •Blondie Johnson (Enright, 1933), Tues, 6:30, 9:35, and Ladies of the Big House (Gering, 1931), Tues, 8.

SF FILM SOCIETY CINEMA 1746 Post, SF. Roadie (Cuesta, 2011), Wed-Thurs, 2:30, 5, 7, 9:15. This event, $10-11; more info at www.sffs.org. "San Francisco Green Film Festival," features and shorts with environmental themes, March 1-7. This event, $10-50; more info at www.sfgreenfilmfest.org.

SF PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 Larkin, SF; www.sfpl.org. Free. Vincent Who? (Lam, 2008), Sun, 12:30. With community activist Curtis Chin in person.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission, SF; (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $6-8. "Human Rights Watch Film Festival:" Salaam Dunk (Fine, 2011), Thurs, 7:30.

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