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AMC VAN NESS THEATRES 1000 Van Ness (at O'Farrell), (800) 231-3307 for venue; for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), here this week. $10 save as noted for festival screenings.

FRIDAY: The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens here with A Dirty Carnival (Yoo, Korea) 4 p.m. "The World, Complicated" (shorts) 4:15 p.m. Undoing (Lee) 6:45 p.m. Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula (Flanary) 7 p.m. A series of the complete features of Korea's Hong Sang-soo opens with Turning Gate (2004) 7 p.m. The Trouble with Romance (Rhee) 9 p.m. A rotoscoped fairy tale, Year of the Fish (Kaplan) 9:15 p.m. Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Hong, Korea, 2000) 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFIAAFF — The Cats of Mirikitani (Hattendorf) noon. A free screening of a Disney TV film, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (Laing) 12:15 p.m. Love for Share (Dinata, Indonesia) 12:15 p.m. In Between Days (Kim) 2:30 p.m. A work-in-progress documenting the U.S. in Laos, Nerakhoun: The Betrayal (Kuras and Phrasavath) 2:45 p.m. The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong, Korea, 1998) 2:45 p.m. The latest from Eric Byler (the excellent Charlotte Sometimes), Tre 4:45 p.m. Ghosts (Broomfield, U.K.) 5 p.m. A "Spotlight on Spencer Nakasako" finds the filmmaker interviewed by Justin Lin 5:30 p.m. Grace Lee's American Zombie 7 p.m. Oh, Saigon (Hoang) 7:30 p.m. Woman is the Future of Man (Hong, Korea, 2004) 7:30 p.m. Baby (Chung) 9:30 p.m. "The End of the World As We Know It" (shorts) 9:45 p.m. Ang Pamana: The Inheritance (Candido, Canada/Phillipines) 9:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFIAAFF — American Pastime (Nakano) noon. "How To Be Good" (shorts) 12:15 p.m. Blackout (Bautista, Philippines) 12:15 p.m. "Love's Labor & Other Complications" (shorts) 2:30 p.m. And Thereafter II (Lee, Korea/U.S.) 2:30 p.m. Owl and the Sparrow (Gauger, Vietnam/U.S.) 4:45 p.m. New Year Baby (Poeuv, Cambodia/U.S.) 5 p.m. "Third I South Asian Shorts" 5 p.m. Tie a Yellow Ribbon (Dietrich) 7 p.m. Air Guitar Nation (Lipsitz) 7:15 p.m. Tre 7:30 p.m. A Dirty Carnival 9:15 p.m. The Great Happiness Space (Clennell) 9:30 p.m. "Throwing Away the Maps" (shorts) 9:45 p.m.

MONDAY: SFIAAFF — Bolinao 52 (Nguyen, Phillipines/U.S.) 6:30 p.m. Do Over (Cheng, Taiwan) 6:45 p.m. Made in Korea (Radstake) 7 p.m. Tale of Cinema (Hong, Korea, 2005) 7:15 p.m. Dragon Boys (Ciccoritti, Canada) 8:15 p.m. "The World, Complicated" 9 p.m. Blackout 9:15 p.m. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong, Korea, 1996) 9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFIAAFF — Hong Sang-soo's latest, Woman on the Beach 6:30 p.m. Owl and the Sparrow 6:45 p.m. A tribute to Mako screens The Wash (Michael Toshiyuki Uno, 1988) 7 p.m. The brother of the Sikh killed in Arizona after 9/11 tells his story in A Dream in Doubt (Yeager) 7:15 p.m. It's Only Talk (Hiroki, Japan) 9:15 p.m. Baby 9:15 p.m. "Music Video Asia 2007" 9:30 p.m. Ang Pamana 9:45 p.m.

992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (March 15): ATA's monthly "Open Screening" of your film epics, with advance submissions recommended. E-mail for submission info 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (March 17): Other Cinema — "Psycho-Geography" with Bill Brown screens his 16mm travelogues Mountain State, Hub City and The Other Side. $7 8:30 p.m.

3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Bertolt Brecht's "Ballad of Sexual Dependency," as acted out by the cast of Hee-Haw: Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer, 2006) noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 p.m. On the Balboa's second screen, Chris Cooper sells some secrets in Breach (Roger Michell, U.K., 2006; 12:35, 4:55, 9:15 p.m. ), and Forest Whitaker takes the Oscar as The Last King of Scotland (U.K., 2006; 2:40, 7 p.m. ).

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth St. (at Irwin), 703-9500, $7.

WEDNESDAY (March 14): A Live Cinema Lab presentation of "viDEO savant and Friends," editing image and sound up close and personal 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (March 17): The Women of Color Film Festival "Revisioning and Queering the Image." Program One, "Revisioning" — short films including Fashion Resistance to Militarism by Kimberley Alvarenga 7 p.m. Program Two, "Queering the Image" features Girl Cleans Sink by Sook-Yin Lee 9 p.m. $10 admission for either or both.

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and for regular programs, for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), here this week. $10 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: Jean Renoir's funny tragedy The Rules of the Game (France, 1939) screens in a new print. Highly recommended 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Opening Night program of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival screens Justin Lin's Finishing the Game (2007), a comedy about the search for a Bruce Lee stand-in 7 p.m. A reception follows at the Asian Art Museum. Movie and party $60, movie only $40, party only $30.

FRIDAY: SFIAAFF — The late 1980s live again in Summer Palace (Lou, China) 7 p.m. A rare 35mm ‘Scope print of John Carpenter's cult favorite Big Trouble in Little China 10 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFIAAFF — It's back to her future for a time-traveling, animated The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Hosoda, Japan) 1 p.m. Top Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai is a British Mistress of Spices (Berges, U.K.) 3:30 p.m. A Hollywood actor inherits his grandmother's Shanghai home and a Shanghai Kiss (Konwiser and Ren) 6 p.m. "Sing-a-long Flower Drum Song" gives audiences a chance to join in the tunes of the 1961 Henry Koster musical with Nancy Kwan and James Shigeta 9 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFIAAFF — A screening of a rare silent, Pavement Butterfly (Richard Eichberg, Germany/U.K., 1929), with Anna May Wong. Live accompaniment by Robert Israel on the Mighty Wurlitzer 12:30 p.m. Everybody's jealous in Lee Jun-ik's gender-bending period piece King and the Clown 2:45 p.m. Arthur Dong's video documentary on Hollywood Chinese (Dong) 6 p.m. Aishwarya Rai returns in a remake of a Bollywood classic, Umrao Jaan (Dutta, India) 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A Michelangelo Antonioni series opens with his chemical romance Red Desert (Italy, 1964) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ennui for two and Antonioni for tea over one long La Notte (Italy, 1961) 8 p.m.

285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), This recently restored second-run theater, a sister theater to Oakland's Parkway, features "Cerrito Classics," a different revival every weekend. $5.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (March 17 & 18): Learn all about All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950) Sat 6 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.

2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, In addition to its regular films, and occasional special programs, a midnight movie series starts this weekend. $9.75.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (March 16 & 17): The Late Night Picture Show premieres Pervert (Jonathan Yudis, 2006), about a "flesh eating sex freak" in what's billed as a homage to Russ Meyer. Faster Pussycat? Grill! Grill! midnight.

2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35 mm, 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.

DAILY: Get your Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961) right here, every night through March 25 "Starts at dusk."

530 Bush (at Grant), 978-2787. The place to go for German cultural events. $5 donation.

TUESDAY (March 20): A retrospective of the films of Helmut Käutner screens Auf Wiedersehn, Franziska (Germany, 1941), a Nazi-era romantic melodrama, very fluidly directed with consistently interesting choices for camera placement. Still, like other films of the era, it has an airless, hermetic feel 7 p.m.


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