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Wednesday, Mar 19 2008

Artists' Television Access. # The Revival House Queer Cinema: New series of historical gay and queer film screens Black Lizard (Japan, 1968). Wed., March 19, 8 p.m. $6. OpenScreening: Community screening of short docs. Write to to submit your work. Thu., March 20, 8 p.m. $5. Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance: Noise-metal band the Zag Men rescores Godfrey Reggio's gorgeous, plotless, wide-screen meditation on waste. Fri., March 21, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Black and Blue Tattoo. Trannymal and Trannymals Go to Court Screening: Thursdays, 6 p.m. Continues through March 27. Free. 381 Guerrero (at 16th St.), 626-0770.

Castro Theatre. SF Sketchfest presents: A Salute to Gene Wilder: Gene Wilder in person! Gene Wilder in person! Gene Wilder in person! He has written a new book, The Woman Who Wouldn't, and he also made a film you may have heard of, Young Frankenstein. See it and him. Wed., March 19, 6:30 p.m. $25. Last Year at Marienbad: Quite possibly the most pretentious film ever filmed. Certainly chock-full of awkward silences, incomprehensible dialogue, and eveningwear. Alain Resnais, a Frenchman, directed in 1961. March 21-27. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Missing in Action: Chuck Norris fixes Vietnam. Hosted by Jim Fourniadis, Geekboy, and Jerome Skaggs. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. "Pietro Germi, the Latin Loner": A series dedicated to the Italian director of the 1950s and '60s. This week (screening is March 25) features 1951's Four Ways Out (La città si difende), starring Gina Lollobrigida, Cosetta Greco, Renato Baldini, Paul Muller, Fausto Tozzi, Enzo Maggio, Tamara Lees, and Yvonne Cocco, with a screenplay by Federico Fellini. Screened in Italian with English subtitles. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through April 1. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142,

Multiple Bay Area locations. San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival: Massive, awesome fest of Asian and Asian American film. And yes, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is already sold out. We hear you can maybe still get into the Sing-Along Colma: The Musical, though. Through March 23.

Oddball Film and Video. "Erotic Horror: Dracula's Daughter": Lesbo vamps on the loose at this screening of the rare sequel to Bela Lugosi's Dracula. Bonus shorts include The Costume Party (from 1930!), The Penitent, and related slutty-sounding trailers from the Jenni Olson Queer Film Archive. Fri., March 21, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112,

Pacific Film Archive. A Theater Near You: Restored works by Charles Burnett, caustic Sicilian comedies by Pietro Germi, and Mexican surrealism by Luis Buñuel. Through March 30. The Magnificent Orson Welles: A series covering the career of this Hollywood prodigy, international artist, master thespian, and incorrigible trickster. See site for schedule. Through April 13. Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa: A program of film by the former rock guitarist Costa. See site for schedule. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 12. Movie Matinees for All Ages: Ongoing Saturday series to introduce youngsters to the joys of the big screen. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through March 29. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124,

Red Vic Movie House. Diva: The French cult classic from 1981. Wed., March 12, 2, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Thu., March 13, 7 & 9:35 p.m. No Country for Old Men: The most measured, classical film of Joel and Ethan Coen's career. March 14-17. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story: John C. Reilly enjoys some zaniness from Judd Apatow. Tue., March 18, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., March 19, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

The Roxie New College Film Center. San Francisco Irish Film Festival: Through March 13. Juno: See Ongoing listings. Through March 13, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Wed., March 12, 3 & 5 p.m.; Through March 17, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Tue., March 18, 8:50 p.m.; Through March 20, 7 & 8:50 p.m. The Overlooked Suspect: William Dear makes a case for O.J. Simpson's innocence. Through March 13, 8:30 p.m. Lagerfeld Confidential: See Opening listings. Fri., March 14, 6:45 & 8:30 p.m.; March 15-16, 2:45 & 4:45 p.m.; Tue., March 18, 6:45 p.m.; Wed., March 19, 2:45 & 4:45 p.m.; March 19-20, 6:45 & 8:30 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SF Museum of Modern Art. Art:21: Art in the 21st Century: Protest: Screenings in conjunction with an exhibit by Vietnamese-American artist An-My Lê, which depicts Vietnam War reenactors staging theatrical battles. Daily at 2:30 p.m. Through May 4. Bernd and Hilla Becher: Four Decades: In conjunction with the "Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection." Continues through April 30. "Non-Western Westerns": Variations on the Western from around the world. Upcoming films include A Girl Is a Gun on March 20 and Sholay on March 22. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Returning Home: Andy Abrahams Wilson's documentary about dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin. Wed., March 19, 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: Informational and inspirational series with a global justice theme. Continues through March 30. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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