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DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: In the Phyllis Wattis theater, Drawing Restraint 9 (Barney, 2005). Come dressed as your favorite blob of Vaseline! Free 2 p.m.; also Thurs 6:15 p.m. In the Koret Vistor Education Center, an hour-long exposition of The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle (Maria Anna Tappeiner, 2002) 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m.

STARTS MONDAY: A program of Documentaries on Frida Kahlo 4 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us. A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 13): An "Architecture and the City" film series screens Scrap House (Anna Fitch, 2006), about a home built with scrap materials as part of World Environmental Day 2005. Now if you could only manufacture land to put it on ... 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Sept. 14): Feel Khan's wrath and Kirk's pain as part of the 40th anniversary of Star Trek, screening the popular film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer, 1982) noon.

STANFORD
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney series finds Rooney aboard Spencer Tracy's boat in Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming, 1937; 7:30 p.m. ) and For Me and My Gal (Busby Berkeley, 1942; 5:35, 10 p.m. ) marking Garland's definitive move to starring vehicles with top stars (here, Gene Kelly in his debut).

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Two very different sides of Cary Grant, as a nerdy professor in Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938; 5:35, 9:50 p.m. ) and tough as nails in Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:15 p.m. ).

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 12-14): The series concludes with Rooney playing it straight in Clarence Brown's Saroyan adaptation The Human Comedy (1943; 7:30 p.m. ) while Judy Garland tries to crash Broadway in Presenting Lily Mars (Norman Taurog, 1943; 5:35, 9:45 p.m. ).

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY: The Mexican Museum and the Museum of the African Diaspora present the first of a once-monthly series of "Afrolatino Americans Films," documentaries about Mexico's African legacy including The Forgotten Roots (Rafael Rebollar), African Blood (Roberto Olivares) and A Tree From Two Separate Seeds Trifari White). Introduced by Notre Dame de Namur University Professor Bobby Vaughn 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: "Deeply Personal," a three-week series of the documentaries of British counter-culture chronicler Peter Whitehead, opens with an evening of Pop Films featuring his rock video prototypes of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Animals, Nico, Shadows, Small Faces, and others 7:30 p.m.

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BERNAL PLAYGROUND
Moultrie & Jarboe, 695-5007, www.bhoutdoorcine.org for more information. Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema offers the second of three straight Saturday evenings of screenings by local filmmakers in area parks. BYO blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics.

SATURDAY (Sept. 16): A "Meet the Filmmakers" event at Venus Gallery, 627 Cortland, from 6-7 p.m. precedes the event, which includes animator Scott Kravitz's Magic Trick, Hubert's Brain, from the computer whizzes at Wild Brain, and Emiko Omori's Ripe for Change, about food and politics in California. Gates open 7 p.m. Film at sundown.

CALIFORNIA
2113 Kittredge (near Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980 and www.landmarktheatres.com for venue; www.aff.org for program and tickets. This Landmark Theatres multiplex hosts the Arab Film Festival this weekend. See Showtimes for regular programming. $10 save as noted.

FRIDAY: The 10th Arab Film Festival screens here today through Sunday. Tonight, Once Upon a Time in the Wadi (Bensallah, Algeria) 6 p.m. Occupation 101 (Omeish and Omeish, U.S./Palestine) 7 p.m. Goal Dreams (Sanbar and Saunders, Palestine) 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: Arab Film Festival — "Human Connections" (shorts) 3 p.m. Seeds of Doubt (Nasr, Germany) 7 p.m. The Blood of My Brother (Berends) 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Arab Film Festival — La Thé d'Ania (Ould-Khelifa, Algeria) noon. Ahlaam (Al-Daradji, Iraq) 2 p.m. Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (Saab, Egypt) 4:15 p.m. Bosta (Aractingi, Lebanon) 6:30 p.m. Heaven's Doors (Noury Brothers, Morocco) 9 p.m.

LUMIERE
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: My Country, My Country (Laura Poitras, 2006) 7, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Three Dollars (Robert Connolly, Australia, 2005) 6:30, 9 p.m. Heading South (Laurent Cantet, France, 2005) 6:45, 9:10 p.m. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck, 2006) 7, 9:20 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Sept. 15-20): Hiroshi Teshigahara's documentary about legendary Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi (Japan, 1984). Call for times and other films.

SUNDAY: Author Jane Bay (Love & Loss) joins filmmaker Nancee Sobonya at a screening of the latter's film The Gifts of Grief, about the effects of loss on seven survivors 4 p.m.

ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com for regular programming and www.aff.com for the Arab Film Festival. $8 save as noted for regular films, $10 save as noted for Arab Film Festival. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

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