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Wednesday, Apr 16 2008

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail

Castro Theatre. The United Artists 90th Anniversary Film Festival: A 33-title retrospective of the studio formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith. Screenings April 15-20, 22-23. $6-$9. Last Tango in Paris and Women in Love Double Feature: The sex romps of 1970s Europe. Last Tango in Paris screens at 2 and 7 p.m.; Women in Love screens at 4:30 and 9:45 p.m. Thu., April 17. The Party and A Shot in the Dark Double Feature.: Twice as much Peter Sellers as is healthy. The Party screens at 1, 5, and 9:05 p.m., and A Shot in the Dark at 2:55 and 7 p.m. Fri., April 18. The Night of the Hunter and Marty Double Feature: 1955 flicks with creep/nice guy juxtaposition. For once, Ernest Borgnine is not the creep. The Night of the Hunter screens at 1:30, 5:10, 8:50 p.m.; Marty at 3:20 and 7 p.m. Sat., April 19. Elmer Gantry and Inherit the Wind Double Feature: A pair of manly 1960s films starring Burt Lancaster and Spencer Tracy. Elmer Gantry screens at 1 and 6:15 p.m.; Inherit the Wind at 3:45 and 9 p.m. Sun., April 20. Madama Butterfly: Giacomo Puccini's classic, by the San Francisco Opera, as directed by Donald Runnicles. Mon., April 21, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Ronin: Robert DeNiro drives really fast. Hosted by Sherilyn Connelly, Rhiannon Charisse, Justin Lamb, and Jay Starr. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Grace Cathedral. Apparition of the Eternal Church: Fri., April 18, 7 p.m. 1100 California (at Taylor), 749-6300.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. The Legend of the Holy Drinker: Part of the Ermanno Olmi Series; stars Rutger Hauer, Franco Aldighieri, Sandrine Dumas, and Anthony Quayle. Tue., April 22, 6:30 p.m. free. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142,

Oddball Film and Video. "The Effect of Dada and Surrealism in Hollywood Films of the 1930s": Portland curator Dennis Nyback brings the weird that resulted in the mainstream production of major psychedelia like Busby Berkeley's trippy fantasies or the middle third of Singin' in the Rain. Naturally, this includes 1929's eye-slicing Un Chien Andalou. Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. $10. "Jazz, Sex, and War Cartoons": Nyback screens a slate of short animations, including the original 1932 Minnie the Moocher, with Cab Calloway and Betty Boop. Also includes You're a Sap, Mister Jap, which shows Popeye up as the racist he's always been. RSVP required. Fri., April 18, 10 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112,

Red Vic Movie House. Persepolis: Animated, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in Iran. Wed., April 16, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Metropolis: Fritz Lang's 1927 cinematic classic set to a live soundtrack by Enuma Elish. Thu., April 17, 8 p.m. $10. The Big Lebowski: The Dude abides for another run. Fri., April 18, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Sat., April 19, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Sun., April 20, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Juno: Ellen Page stars in screenwriter Diablo Cody's film, and everyone goes home famous. Mon., April 21, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Tue., April 22, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie New College Film Center. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days: See Ongoing listings. Nightly at 8:30; additional Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:15. Through April 16; Through April 24, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. Continues through April 24. $10. Super High Me: See Ongoing listings. Nightly at 7 and 8:50; additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at 3 and 5. Through April 17; Through April 24, 9:10 p.m. Juno: See Red Vic listings. Nightly at 7 and 8:50; additional Saturday, Sunday matinees at 3 and 5. Through April 16. Blindsight: See Ongoing listings. Nightly at 6:30; additional Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2. Through April 16. ¡Justicia Now!: Martin O'Brien and Robbie Proctor's documentary about ChevronTexaco in the Amazon rainforest, and a group called Los Afectados who appear to be winning the largest environmental class-action lawsuit in history against the oil company. Filmmakers in person. Thu., April 17, 8 p.m. Waiting to Inhale: Marijuana, Medicine, and the Law: Filmmaker Jed Riffe, HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Donald Abrams, MS patient Yvonne Westbrook, and Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders lead discussion after the film. No joke needed; note date and hour of screening. Sun., April 20, 4:20 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. "Non-Western Westerns": Variations on the Western from around the world. Upcoming films include Summer Love on April 18 and Antonio das Mortes on April 17 and 19. 6:30 p.m. Bernd and Hilla Becher: Four Decades: In conjunction with the "Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through April 30. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. "The Way That We Rhyme": Through June 29. $12-$15. "Essay on Camera Work": Short works by Kwame Braun, Chris Kennedy, Anna van der Meulen, and Harun Farocki. Braun and Kennedy in person. Sun., April 20, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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