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Wednesday, May 14 2008

Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: "Against Interpretation": Local abstract film and video. Thu., May 15, 8 p.m. $5. Other Cinema's Blobsquatch: Jason Jones' Son of Sasquatch, noteNdo's live Nintendo hacking, Jesse England's VCR-wrangling, and much more weirdness. Sat., May 17, 8 p.m. $8. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. Contempt: Jean-Luc Godard's genius shoulder-check to bullshit. Stars Fritz Lang, Jack Palance, and Brigitte Bardot. Through May 15, 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. Legendary Composer: John Barry series: Body Heat and Mike's Murder: Double feature. Body Heat screens at 7 and Mike's Murder at 9:10 p.m. Fri., May 16. Moonraker and The Black Hole: Double feature. Moonraker screens at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and The Black Hole at 12:30, 5, and 9:25 p.m. Sat., May 17. Out of Africa and Somewhere in Time: Double feature. Out of Africa screens at 2 and 6:50 p.m. and Somewhere in Time at 4:50 and 9:40 p.m. Sun., May 18. Goldfinger and The Ipcress File: Double feature. Goldfinger screens at 7 and The Ipcress File at 9:10 p.m. Mon., May 19. Petulia and Walkabout: Double feature. Petulia screens at 7 and Walkabout at 9:05 p.m. Tue., May 20. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry: Adam Sandler's sober reflection about gay people. Hosted by Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Mikl-Em. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Goethe-Institut. "Women of '68" Film Series: The German cinema — with activist-cum-filmmaker Helke Sander leading the charge — was among the first to express a radical feminist point of view during the incendiary student protests of 1968. Tuesdays. Continues through June 10. $5. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Ermanno Olmi Series: May 20: Il mestiere delle armi with Hristo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Ratchkov, Dessy Tenekedjieva. In Italian without subtitles. 6:30 p.m. Continues through May 31. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142,

Oddball Film and Video. "CineMusic: Avant Garde in Art and Music": Art and music in film, including The Dreamer that Remains, The Reality of Karel Arpel with music by Dizzy Gillespie, Begone Dull Care and Chairy Tale by Norman McLaren, David LeBrun's Tanka, 00173, and others. Call to RSVP. Sat., May 17, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112,

Red Vic Movie House. The Memory Thief: A psychological thriller featuring a tollbooth clerk and a Holocaust survivor. Through May 15. The Band's Visit: Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra gets stranded in Israel. Fri., May 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., May 17, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Unforeseen: An environmental battle in Texas brings on the big guns: Robert Redford, Willie Nelson, former Governor Ann Richards, and more. Sun., May 18, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., May 19, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days: A high-end realist drama that quickens skillfully into a thriller. Directed by Cristian Mungiu. Tue., May 20, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., May 21, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., May 22, 7 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie New College Film Center. Still Life: See Ongoing listings. Through May 21. Off the Grid: Jeremy and Randy Stulberg's documentary about a remote desert community. Through May 14, 3, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. War on Democracy: John Pilger makes the shocking discovery that democracy is more vibrant among the poor than it is in the mouth of George W. Bush. Through May 14, 7:45 p.m. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhyme: Part of the Media Alliance Film Festival; director Byron Hurt's "loving critique" of the culture of hip-hop. Thu., May 15, 7 & 8:30 p.m. Battle for Haditha: See Opening listings. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SF Museum of Modern Art. "Home Movies: Vito Acconci, William Wegman, and Lawrence Weiner": Video screenings as part of "In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through June 13. "The Medium and the Body: Chris Burden, Peter Campus, Joan Jonas, and Steina Vasulka": Video screenings as part of "In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. "Around '68" Film Series: Films of resistance and radical politics from around the world. Upcoming screenings include Rojo Amanecer on May 15 and 17. Thursdays, Saturdays, 4 p.m. The Rape of the Sabine Women: West Coast premiere screening of video-musical with live performances. Fridays, 3 p.m. Continues through June 27. $15-$20. 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. "I'll Be Your Mirror: Rare Films by Philippe Garrel": May 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 18. free with museum admission. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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