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ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: Nishtha Jain's City of Photos (India, 2005), a documentary about Indian photo studios, screens as a benefit for Asha for Education. $6 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: In Jamaica, "Life and marijuana are cheap," or so went the trailer for the reggae gangster classic The Harder They Come (Perry Henzell, 1972), with Jimmy Cliff 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Other Cinema presents local filmmaker Greta Snider's Dimensional Bodies, three-dimensional portraits of people discussing same, plus her experimental landscape slides, and hand-cranked, hand-processed 35 mm film by Lee Krist 8:30 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) 1:15, 4:30, 8 p.m. In Theater 2, The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry, 2006) 12:50, 5:05, 9:20 p.m. and Hollywoodland (Allen Coulter, 2006) 2:45, 7 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com; www.thirdi.org/festival for the Third I program on Saturday. $10 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY: Film Arts Foundation's Pre-Program Donor's Reception with live music and tapas 6:30 p.m. The program for the 30th Anniversary Celebration includes a raffle, a selection of members' One Minute Films and a surprise work-in-progress. Peter Coyote and Nancy Kelly host 8 p.m. Party to follow.
THURSDAY: A double bill of Douglas Sirk favorites features the lurid Written on the Wind (1956; 7 p.m. ) and the underappreciated, not-on-DVD, black-and-white CinemaScope Faulkner adaptation The Tarnished Angels (1958; 9 p.m. ). Phlegmatic Rock Hudson, neurotic Robert Stack, and uneasy Dorothy Malone star in both.
FRIDAY: A "Midnight for Maniacs" "Breakdance Till You Drop" triple bill of Breakin' (Joel Silberg, 1984; 7:30 p.m. ), Beat Street (Stan Lathan, 1984; 9:45 p.m. ) and the Vanilla Ice vehicle Cool as Ice (David Kellogg, 1991; midnight). Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks. $10.
SATURDAY: The Third Third I Film Festival is here today with the Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or prize winner The Forsaken Land (Jayasundara, Sri Lanka/ France) noon. For India (Suri, U.K.) 2:30 p.m. Shakespeare's Othello, now set in the Uttar Pradesh, Omkara (Bhardwaj, India) 5 p.m. Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee star in Kank (Never Say Goodbye, Johar, India) 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: A Tennesee Williams series opens with a double bill of Brando, taking A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951; 2:10, 7 p.m. ) and taking it from a fire hose as The Fugitive Kind (Sidney Lumet, 1959; 4:30, 9:25 p.m. ).
MONDAY: An upscale Tennessee's tuxedoed tales Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958; 7 p.m. ) and Sweet Bird of Youth (Brooks, 1962; 9:05 p.m. ). Oh, the mendacity!
TUESDAY: Williams drinks up sex on the beach Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1959; 7 p.m. ) while Burt Lancaster bears the brand of The Rose Tattoo (Daniel Mann, 1955; 9:10 p.m. ) in perhaps the most pleasant of all the Williams adaptations.
CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Rosenberg Library, Room 304, 50 Phelan Ave. (at Ocean), 239-3720 for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week.
TUESDAY (Nov. 14): A program of "Animation and Indigenous Shorts." Free; e-mail email@example.com for reservation 2 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893 for Landmark theaters, 346-1124 for theater boxoffice, www.landmarktheatres.com. A midnight movie series continues this weekend at this single-screen jewel. $9.75.
FRIDAY: Troma Weekend features the low-rent distributor's signature film, The Toxic Avenger (Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, 1985) midnight.
SATURDAY: Troma and Peaches Christ present a cast reunion for the drag Vegas in Space (Phillip R. Ford, 1987). $12 midnight.
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Guzman Hall (second floor), 50 Acacia (between Olive and Magnolia), San Rafael, 454-4039 and www.dominican.edu for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week.
FRIDAY (Nov. 10): Camarón: When Flamenco Became Legend (Chvarri, Spain) 6:30 p.m. It's part of a larger Noche Flamenca Film & Party. Film only $15, film and party $45.
3158 Mission (at Precita near Cesar Chavez), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com; www.madcatfilmfestival.org for the MadCat Festival. This neighborhood bar often screens programs on its outdoor patio (or indoors if it rains). 21 and over only.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 8): A free screening of a work-in-progress "Documentary on Drag" featuring the drag rock band Wood. Viewers and comments welcome 7 p.m.
THURSDAY (Nov. 9): "Movie Night" offers locally-made shorts plus "strange and bizarre features" with DJ music to follow. Free 9 p.m.
Promenade Level, 1 Embarcadero Center (at Brannan), 267-4893 for venue; www.sffs.org and (925) 866-9559 for this program. This Landmark Theatres multiplex hosts a New Italian Cinema series for eight days starting Nov. 12. $11 save as noted. Regular screenings continue on other screens.
SUNDAY: The New Italian Cinema series opens with an in-person Tribute to Marco Bellocchio eaturing the veteran filmmaker's latest, The Wedding Director (2006), a comedy 6:15, 9 p.m. $18 admission includes reception at 8 p.m.
MONDAY: New Italian Cinema Bellocchio's Good Morning, Night (2003) revisits the 1978 kidnapping by radicals of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro 6:45 p.m. Bellocchio's acclaimed debut, Fists in the Pocket (1965) 9:30 p.m.