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FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Sing along with John Cameron Mitchell's cult musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Spiritual struggles in a Zen monastery liven up Bae Yong-Kyun's highly acclaimed Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Korea, 1989) 8 p.m.; also Sun 2, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15 & 16): Hideous hairstyles are chronicled in Jennifer Arnold's American Mullet (2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.

DAILY: Werner Herzog's Invincible (Germany, 2002) screens through Oct. 17. See Ongoing for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Weekly screenings of Scott Ritter's In Shifting Sands (2002), billed as "The Truth About UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq," continue on weekends at noon. Ritter in person on Sunday.


2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Jean-Luc Godard's In Praise of Love (France/Switzerland, 2001); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 11-17): Arthur Dong's Family Fundamentals (2002); see Opening for review. Call for times.


934 Brannan (at Eighth Street), 552-FILM and

FRIDAY (Oct. 11): The 14th annual "Straight Outta Film Arts" fest screens works produced in Film Arts Foundation classes. Party, barbecue, and screening, all free, at 7 p.m.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Preston Sturges' tale of a wandering director, Sullivan's Travels (1941; 7:30 p.m.), screens with George Cukor's comedy of bad manners Dinner at 8 (1933; 5:30, 9:10 p.m.), perhaps the rawest film of all pre-Production Code Hollywood.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Ronald Colman stars as a seeker of eternal truth in Lost Horizon (Frank Capra, 1937; 3, 7:30 p.m.) and as an amnesiac in Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy, 1942; 5:10, 9:40 p.m.). Given that the Gnostics hold that we once knew eternal truth but have forgotten it, these may in fact be the same movie.



701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.

DAILY: Isat Batsry's These Are Not My Images (Neither There Nor Here) (2000), a "poetic investigation" of ethnographic images of South India, screens through Sunday at noon.

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 9): The Latino Film Festival screens A Great Day in Havana (Germany, 1995), by Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll, about Cuban artists who like it there. Filmmakers in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (Oct. 10): The San Francisco Cinematheque presents handmade films by Cade Bursell (including her latest, the 35mm Test Sites, comprised of found footage pasted onto film stock) and Maia Cybelle Carpenter. Filmmakers in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Oct. 11): Lech Kowalski's digital videos Hey Is Dee Dee Home (2002), profiling the late Dee Dee Ramone, and Rock Soup (1991), about the homeless of New York's Tompkins Square Park. $6 7 p.m.


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