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Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.

THURSDAY (May 18): A French Arab youth is drafted into driving his father to Mecca in Ismal Ferroukhi's well-made Le Grand Voyage (France/Morocco, 2004) 8 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: The 10th Annual Mission Creek Music and Film Festival continues here with "From the Dawn of Time Until the Day After Tomorrow," a program of music films and videos curated by Danny Plotnick including work showcasing the Modey Lemon, Foetus, Paula Frazier, the Buckethead video We Are One and more 8 p.m.

FRIDAY: The Mission Creek Video Awards Show, with Maria Shriver ("Mrs. Governator") announced as a celebrity judge, screens new videos by Film School/Boyskout, Margaret Tedesco, Dynasty Handbag, and other contestants 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: Other Cinema closes out its spring season with a program of New Experimental Works, including Roger Beebe's Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Jeanne Liotta's Hephaestus of the Airshaft, Kerry Laitala's Orbit, and more. See for more info 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Mission Creek — "Dance Me to the End of Love" screens short films inspired by musical poet Leonard Cohen, a live performance by tribute band The Conspiracy of Beards and the 1965 Canadian documentary Ladies and Gentlemen ... Mr. Leonard Cohen (Donald Brittain, Don Owen) 8 p.m.

MONDAY: Israeli punkers are profiled in Jericho's Echo (Liz Nord, 2005). Filmmaker in person. $12 7:30 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,; 866-9559 and for the San Francisco International Film Festival. $9 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: A double-bill of rare Liza Minnelli films screens The Sterile Cuckoo (Alan J. Pakula, 1969; 2:45, 7 p.m.) and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (Otto Preminger, 1970; 4:45, 9:05 p.m. ). Both films play up young Liza's extreme vulnerability, which in retrospect someone should have paid more attention to.

THURSDAY: A free World Premiere of Krooked Kronicles (2006). Pre-screening party (invited guests only) 7 p.m., doors 8 p.m. , film 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The Castro devotes a day to screen star Anne Francis. In the afternoon, a double feature of the pioneering juvenile-delinquent drama Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks, 1955; 1 p.m.) and a good noir, Rogue Cop (Roy Rowland, 1954; 3 p.m.), with Robert Taylor as a corrupt officer. $9 for both. In the evening, a Reception offers viewers a chance to meet the star; $25 tickets includes the evening double feature 6 p.m. The evening's films find elderly, one-armed Spencer Tracy miraculously beating up some much younger and stronger racists in the handsomely shot Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges, 1955; 7 p.m.) followed by Blackboard Jungle at 9 p.m. Francis in person at both films. Film-only tickets $15.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Just why the world loves heavy metal is the subject of the documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise, 2005) midnight

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Peruvian politics, terror, and the drug war form the background for Ellen Perry's documentary The Fall of Fujimori (2005) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY: An Iceland Film Festival screens Screaming Masterpiece (Ari Alexander and Ergis Magnusson, 2005) about the Icelandic music scene noon, 6 p.m. A top footballer comes out in Eleven Men Out (Robert I. Douglas, 2005) 3:30 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (May 23-24): Theater closed for private event.


2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, for venue; for this series. This gemlike box is one of the city's last remaining single screens.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (May 12 & 13): An "8 Tales" midnight movie series concludes its spring series with Stephen Chow doing the Kung-Fu Hustle (Hong Kong, 2005) $7 midnight.


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

NIGHTLY: Federico Fellini exposes the sour side of the sweet life in La Dolce Vita (Italy, 1959), screening through May 28 "Starts at dusk."


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues a spring film series, hosted by Michael Fox. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (May 19): A John Huston series screens his longtime dream project, a vigorous adaptation of Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King (1975), with Michael Caine and Sean Connery in for Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable, his intended cast in the 1950s 6:30 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Take My Eyes (Icíar Bollaín, Spain, 2003) 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 19-25): The Sisters (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. 21 and older only. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.


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