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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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to

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ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 4 992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (Feb. 15): ATA's monthly "Open Screening" of your film epics, with advance submissions recommended. E-mail for submission info 8 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: Two outstanding visionary films: in Theater One, Alfonso CuarÓn's near-future Children of Men (U.K., 2006; 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20 p.m.; also Thurs 9:30 p.m. ); in Theater Two, Guillermo del Toro's fantastic past Pan's Labyrinth Spain, 2006; noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:10 p.m. ).

WEDNESDAY: Lovers Susan Buice and Arin Crumley eschew verbal communication in favor of podcasts and Web sites in a Valentine's Day screening of their indie romance Four Eyed Monsters (2006), described as "MySpace profiles come to life" and winner of the Sundance Channel Audience Award 9:15 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.

Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth St. (at Irwin), 703-9500 and for venue; 552-1990 and for program. $8.

FRIDAY (Feb. 9): TIE, the International Experimental Cinema Exposition, presents Celluloid Cinema: Program Two, a set of experimental films including footage of Peggy Fleming skating, polished with Pledge by the filmmaker to remove scratches (!), Clip from Colorado Springs Home of Champions (James Prange, 1968), The Influence of Ocular Light Perception on Man and in Animal (Thomas Draschan and Stella Friedrichs, Austria, 2005) and Meat Packing House (Eduardo Darino, Uruguay, 1981) 7:30 p.m.

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and $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: Nancy Gilliland performs "Isn't It Romantic?," a live concert to benefit New Connections Community Behavioral Healthcare Services' AIDS/HIV services in Contra Costa County. $20 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A weeklong 50 Years of Janus Films series offers double bills of classics: Federico Fellini's circus saga La Strada (Italy, 1955; 12:30, 4:45, 9:05 p.m. ) is billed with François Truffaut's ménage-a-trois Jules and Jim (France, 1962; 2:40, 7 p.m. ).

FRIDAY: Janus — Kids charm snakes and war veterans in Jean Renoir's lovely The River (1951; 1, 5, 9 p.m. ) and wander the Outback in Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, Australia, 1971, 2:55, 7 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: Janus — Toshiro Mifune makes his debut for Akira Kurosawa as a tubercular gangster in Drunken Angel?(Japan, 1948; 1, 5, 9:10 p.m. ); Kon Ichikawa offers a much bleaker view than Clint Eastwood of Japanese military defeat in Fires on the Plain (Japan, 1959; 2:50, 7 p.m. ). A separate "Midnight Movie Madness" presentation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974) features a live pre-film performance by Heklina of Trannyshack and more 11:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Janus — Marcel Carné's theatrical epic Children of Paradise (France, 1945) unfurls at its full, leisurely 190-minute length 12:30, 4:15, 8 p.m.

MONDAY: Janus — Two excellent Spanish films built around child actress Ana Torrent: Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura, 1976; 1, 4:55, 9 p.m. ) and The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973; 3, 7 p.m. ).

TUESDAY: Janus — Four ghost stories comprise Masaki Kobayashi's colorful Kwaidan (1965; 12:30, 6:15 p.m. ); four women in prewar Osaka are Kon Ichikawa's colorful The Makioka Sisters (Japan, 1983; 3:35, 9:20 p.m. ). Keiko Kishi stars in both.

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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Feb. 17 & 18): The all-star, all-black musical Stormy Weather (Andrew Stone, 1943) Sat 6 p.m.; Sun 5 p.m.

2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the laundromat"), 401-7987, Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged.

SUNDAY (Feb. 18): Dolph Lungren is He-Man and Frank Langella the evil Skeletor in Dark Room's "Bad Movie Night" presentation of Masters of the Universe (Gary Goddard, 1987). $5 8 p.m.

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: Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault star in the popular farce La Cage aux Folles (Edouard Molinaro, France, 1978), screening through Feb. 25 "Starts at dusk."

1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Tears of the Black Tiger (Wisit Sasanatieng, Thailand, 2000) 4:15, 7, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 16-22): On two screens, the 2006 Academy Award Nomated Animated Short Films and the 2006 Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films. Call theater for times.

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

FRIDAY (Feb. 9): A "Stranger Than Fiction" series screens Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, U.K., 1963), replete with Ray Harryhausen's literally legendary special effects 6:30 p.m.


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