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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
WEDNESDAY (June 12): A Jean-Paul Belmondo series continues with Philippe de Broca's swashbuckler Cartouche (1963) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 15): Belmondo's an informer -- or is he? -- in Jean-Pierre Melville's excellent Le Doulos (The Fingerman, 1961) 2 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (June 13): David Kaplowitz's In Whose Interest? (2002) is offered as a study of "The Practical Horrible Realities of Power" linking Sept. 11 and U.S. foreign policy 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 14): Iconoclast S.F., the San Francisco Black Independent Film Festival, screens the half-hour documentaries Public Housing Scandal, about the loss of public housing in the Fillmore and Bayview-Hunters Point, and A Time to Be Remembered, celebrating Juneteenth 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 15): A three-Saturday series of the ironic documentaries of Emile de Antonio commences with his satiric portrait of Richard Nixon, Millhouse: A White Comedy (1971) 8 p.m.
429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, and (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org/festival for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $7 regular admission, $8.50 general, $6 matinee screenings for the SFILGFF save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY: Jean-Pierre Denis' Murderous Maids (France, 2000). See Ongoing for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: The 26th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival opens with Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu (Hong Kong, 2001), with gala to follow. $95 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Gay shorts from Australia noon. Queer Asian cinema 3 p.m. Treading Water 6 p.m. Girl King 8:30 p.m. Drag queen shorts 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: "Fun in Boys' Shorts" 11 a.m. "Fun in Girls' Shorts" 1:30 p.m. Hand on the Pulse 4:30 p.m. Hush! 6:45 p.m. Luster 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Anne Heche is spoofed in "Call Me Cwazy" 11 a.m. All About My Father 1 p.m. Questioning Faith 3:15 p.m. American Mullet 6:30 p.m. Fish and Elephant 9 p.m.
MONDAY: All About My Father 1 p.m. It's My Life and Simon and I 3 p.m. Keeping It Real 6:30 p.m. A.K.A. 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: Girl King 8:30 p.m. "I Exist," a program from the Middle East's gay and lesbian community 3:30 p.m. "Dyke Drama" (shorts) 6:30 p.m. Spacked Out 9 p.m.
DELANCEY STREET THEATRE
600 Embarcadero, (877) 467-1745 or www.sfbff.org for more information on these programs. The San Francisco Black Film Festival screens here this week. $8 save as noted. See also programs listed online as screening Saturday and Sunday at Delancey Street Town Hall (auditorium in same building).
THURSDAY (June 13): Journey to Justice and shorts noon. Shorts including a documentary on Wee Pals cartoonist Morrie Turner 2 p.m. Handle Your Business 5 p.m. Low Down Underground and other shorts 7 p.m. Yo Alien 9 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 14): Two Towns of Jasper noon. Honor Before Glory 2:30 p.m. Two Guns 4 p.m. That's My Face 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Bomba -- Dancing the Drum. $25 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 15): Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 10 a.m. Essence of Queen and King and other shorts 12:15 p.m. Blue Hill Avenue 2 p.m. Otomo 4:45 p.m. Way Past Cool 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 16): Documentaries on Hattie McDaniel and Langston Hughes 11 a.m. My Man Done Me Wrong and other films on unusual relationships 2:30 p.m. Fidel 5 p.m. From Burkina Faso, Sia, the Python's Dream 7:30 p.m.
FINE ARTS CINEMA
2451 Shattuck (at Haste), Berkeley, (510) 848-1143, www.fineartscinema.com. $8. Berkeley's innovatively programmed art house puts on some of the most conceptually daring double bills in town.
WEDNESDAY: A British nurse takes a job with the triumphant Nazis in occupied England in the "alternative world" of It Happened Here (Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo, U.K., 1966; 7:15 p.m.), screening with Michael Curtiz's beloved Casablanca (1942; 9:10 p.m.).
THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (June 13-19): A program of the films and videos of Holland's Clara Van Gool, including dance films with intriguing titles like Biting and Other Effects, and the "psychological portraits" of Passing Future, screens at 7:15 p.m. Annik Leroy's Vers La Mer (Belgium, 1999; 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 5:30 p.m.) is a leisurely trip down the Danube River, with portraits of life along the way in Central and Eastern Europe.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine. Closed Mondays.
DAILY: The popular farce La Cage aux Folles (Edouard Molinaro, France, 1979) screens through June 23, mercifully free in its original incarnation from both Robin Williams and Nathan Lane 8:45, 10:30 p.m.; also Fri & Sat midnight.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
THURSDAY (June 13): A series of the early films of Wim Wenders screens his first feature, Summer in the City (1970), about a man's wanderings after prison, and the experimental short Same Player Shoots Again (1967) 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 18): Silver City (1968), a short shot from Wenders' apartment window, screens with the excellent Alice in the Cities (1973), about a reporter's wanderings in America with a little girl 7:30 p.m.