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Wednesday, Oct 1 2008

Compiled by Hiya Swanhuyser and Traci Vogel. To submit a listing, e-mail

Artists' Television Access. ATA Film & Video Festival: Opens with Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu. Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him: New doc by Manuel Pérez. Tue., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. The Old Maid and The Great Lie: Bette Davis double feature. Wed., Oct. 1, 12:45 p.m. Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew: Double feature of late-1960s Shakespeare films, one considerably weirder than the other. Both directed by Franco Zeffirelli and scored by Nino Rota. Thu., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. Rosemary's Baby and The Devils: Double feature of stylish satanism. Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Kagemusha: Late, rare Kurosawa samurai flick. Sat., Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. Cool Hand Luke and Electra Glide in Blue: Celebrating photographer Conrad Hall. Tue., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Ring Two: A barely tolerable sequel featuring exploding toilets and an attack of CGI deer. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q&As with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mic. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 217-9340,

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Venezia, la luna e tu: Directed by Dino Risi in 1958, screened in Italian without subtitles. Tue., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142,

Mill Valley Film Festival: Oct. 4-12, 12:30 p.m.

Oddball Film and Video. "Strange Sinema": Selections from the film and video archive, including titles such as "Lice Are Not Nice" and "Betty Boop for President." Fri., Oct. 3, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112,

Pacific Film Archive. Before Big: The Early Films of David Lean: A series showing that the director of Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia could also make subtle dramas. Through Oct. 11. Jean-Luc Godard: Movie Love in the Sixties: A retrospective exploring Godard's ideas of love, featuring several new prints of his films. Through Oct. 17. No Wave: The Cinema of Jean Eustache: Transgressing the line between documentary and fiction, Eustache (1938–1981) distinguished himself as a narrative trickster and relentless experimenter. This series includes his well-known The Mother and the Whore as well as lesser-known works. Oct. 4-22. Movie Matinees for All Ages: Dedicated to showing youngsters the joys of the big screen. Ice cream social follows. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Alternative Visions: Showcasing avant-garde films, in conjunction with the U.C. Berkeley course taught by Erica Levin. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 28. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124,

Red Vic Movie House. Planet B-Boy: A documentary that follows breakdancing crews through competitions from Osaka to Las Vegas. Through Oct. 3. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T: Dr. Seuss' cult classic fantasy about a mad pianist and a heroic plumber. Sat., Oct. 4. My Winnipeg: Director Guy Maddin sublets his childhood home and "recasts" his family in an attempt to relive his childhood. Sun., Oct. 5; Mon., Oct. 6. Manhattan: Woody Allen's classic homage to modern love in New York. Tue., Oct. 7; Wed., Oct. 8. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Forbidden Lie$: Literary hoax documentary by Anna Broinowski. Through Oct. 9. Beautiful Losers: Doc on local artists including Shepard Fairey and Barry McGee. Through Oct. 9. Dead Channels: Oct. 3-11, 8 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Room for Thought: Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer": Through Oct. 5. $6.25-$12.50. The Pencil of Nature: Screenings in conjunction with the exhibit "Brought to Light." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 1, 3 & 4:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 7. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. "Docfest: New Documentary Shorts": Five films from the upcoming Documentary Festival. Thu., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. $8. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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