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MONDAY: American Indian Film Festival — Another day-long program, including My Darkest Hour (Frejo). $4 noon An evening of medium-length films, concluding with Riding with Ghosts (Hubers and Starkey). $8 7 p.m.

TUESDAY: American Indian Film Festival — More shorts, and the documentary feature Green Green Water (Mikkelson). $4 noon Waterbuster (Peinado). $8 7 p.m.

57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $10 suggested donation. This cultural asset of long standing continues a weekly film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (Nov. 3): A "Stage to Screen" series opens with The Man Who Came to Dinner (William Keighley, 1942) 6:30 p.m.

2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: James Forsher presents a program of rare propaganda films, "Morality, Politics and War," including the pro-birth control Law of the Population (1917), and Fred MacMurray in Atomic Energy Can Be a Blessing 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Jacques Rivette series opens with a free screening of his documentary Jean Renoir, The Boss (Rivette and André Labarthe, France, 1967), an early appreciation of the great director 5:30 p.m. The torch was passed from Rivette to assistant Claire Denis, today a leading filmmaker, who returns the favor with her own documentary Jacques Rivette, The Night Watchman (1990). Regular admission 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: It's like watching your Criterion Collection on film! A festival of new 35 mm prints from classics film distributor Janus Films screens François Truffaut's debut The 400 Blows (France, 1959; 7 p.m. ) and the triangular Jules and Jim (1961; 9 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: Rivette's masterpiece, the one-of-a-kind shaggy human story Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: A rare instance of a Janus release not available on DVD, Max Ophuls' great The Earrings of Madame de... (France, 1953). Criterion is missing this gem! 7 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: An assemblage of graphic footage shot by medical personnel in the wars of the last century, Oh! Uomo (Vervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucci, Italy, 2004) 7:30 p.m.

3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and for venue; 421-8497 for this program. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs. $17.50

WEDNESDAY (Nov. 1): Veteran producer Warren Miller's "57th Annual Feature Length Ski & Snowboarding Film Off the Grid (2006) 6, 9 p.m.

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: The uneven career of Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia is charted in American Blackout (Ian Inaba, 2006) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: The complete Cremaster cycle of artist and Vaseline purveyor Matthew Barney screens here over the next three Thursdays. Tonight, cheerleaders congregate for Cremaster 1 (1996) and executed convict Gary Gilmore's tale is told in Cremaster 2 (1999) 7, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY: Sensitive musician Nick Drake's tale is told in A Skin Too Few (Jeroen Berkvens, Netherlands, 2000) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY: Robert Altman's drizzly, art-western classic McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. >

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Out of India, an ancient form of holistic medicine is depicted in Ayurveda, The Art of Being (Pan Nalin, Germany/Switzerland, 2001). Can you switch your provider? 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 7 & 8): New York's intelligentsia uncouple and debate morality in Woody Allen's time capsule Manhattan (1979) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Richard Dawkins takes on God in The Root of All Evil? (Russell Barnes, U.K., 2006) 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m. On Screen 2, I Like Killing Flies (Matt Mahurin, 2006; 6:15 , 8 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30 p.m. Tales of the Rat Fink (Ron Mann, 2006) 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:30 p.m. Separate admission.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 25-Nov. 2): Excellent Cadavers (Marco Turco, Italy, 1975). See Opening for review 7, 8:50 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m. Call for other films and times.

800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, This art school includes film, video, and mixed media as part of its programming.

FRIDAY (Nov. 3): A Graduate Lecture Series screens Renée Green's seven-part multi-channel video installation Wavelinks: Activism Sound (1999-2002), expressing utopian hopes for electronic music. Artist in person. Free 5 p.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991) 4 p.m.

THURSDAY: A program of Films by Charles and Ray Eames 7 p.m.

Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

THURSDAY (Nov. 2): A "You Are What You Eat" series opens with the scary The Future of Food (Deborah Koons Garcia, 2004) noon.

SATURDAY (Nov. 5): The 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution is marked with Starting Over in America (Sally Gatti, 2004), about Hungarian "56ers"who settled in the U.S. A panel discussion follows 1 p.m.


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