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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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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. A midnight series continues this week. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2003) will see you now. See Ongoing for review 8 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 18-24): Twentynine Palms (Bruno Dumont, 2003). See Opening for review 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1:15, 4:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (June 18 & 19): The Animation Show, a cartoon ensemble packaged (and featuring work by) Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, among others. $7.50 midnight.


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

WEDNESDAY (June 16): Dominique Blanc's postpartum depression triggers Dominique Cabrera's La lait de la tendresse humaine (2001) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 19): La lait de la tendresse humaine 2 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 (June 17): CUNextTuesday, a new organization of "radical women in media," screens the latest video magazine from Adbusters and Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames (1999), a futuristic tale of radical women revolting against a revolutionary socialist government of men by, among other things, setting off explosives at the World Trade Center 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 19): "Death by Twilight," a video program of non-narrative shorts: "what may be hysteria might also muse on quietude, what may frighten might also make one laugh." Artists include Yin-ju Chen, Maggie Foster, and Catherine Czacki 8 p.m.


Movie Palace Auction Sales Room, 2700 Saratoga (near West Red Line), Alameda, (510) 740-0220, $7. Classic films in 35mm (save as noted) screen in a former U.S. Navy theater.

FRIDAY (June 18): Katharine Hepburn chooses among suitors Cary Grant, John Howard, and James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940), her first film at Metro 7, 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 19): Judy Garland dances and sings with Gene Kelly in Summer Stock (Charles Walters, 1950), her last completed film at Metro 7, 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (June 20): Round-headed Oblio is banished from the world of the pointy-heads in the animated fable The Point (Fred Wolf, 1971) 3:30 p.m. Summer Stock 5 p.m. The Philadelphia Story 7:15 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,; (925) 866-9559 and for the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. $8 regular admission (Wednesday this week); $9 general, $7 matinee (before 5 p.m.), for SFILGFF screenings, save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2003). See Ongoing for review 1, 4:30, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY: The 28th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival opens with Touch of Pink (Rashid, Canada), with gala to follow at City Hall. $90 7:30 p.m. See Night & Day, Page 33, for more.

FRIDAY: SFILGFF -- Pills, Profits, Protest (d'Adesky and Rossetti) 1 p.m. Hitler's sexuality is debated in Hidden Fuhrer (Bailey and Barbato) 3:30 p.m. Margaret Cho leads the Revolution (Machado) 6 p.m. Noah's Arc (Polk) 8:30 p.m. Shiner (Calson) 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFILGFF -- "Fun in Boys' Shorts" 11 a.m. "Fun in Girls' Shorts" 1:15 p.m. "Freedom to Marry," a program of shorts recording last February's City Hall marriages 3:30 p.m. My Mother Likes Women (Paris and Fejerman, Spain) 5:45 p.m. Kevin Kline is a De-Lovely Cole Porter in Irwin Winkler's biopic 8 p.m. Iron Ladies 2 (Thongkongtoon, Thailand) 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFILGFF -- "LipSchtick" (short parodies) 11 a.m. Eating Out (Brocka) 1:30 p.m. Lily Festival (Hamano, Japan) 4:30 p.m. Fanny Ardant is Callas Forever in Franco Zeffirelli's portrait 6:30 p.m. Un Amour de Femme (Verheyde, France) 9 p.m.

MONDAY: SFILGFF -- Journey to Kafiristan (Dubini Bros., Switzerland) 1:30 p.m. The Graffiti Artist (Bolton) 4 p.m. Straight-Jacket (Day) 6:30 p.m. Clara's Summer (Grandperret, France) 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFILGFF -- The Odds of Recovery (Friedrich) 1:30 p.m. Dorian Blues (Bardwell) 4 p.m. A festival "centerpiece," the porn-star diary Adored (Filiberti, Italy). $15 6:30 p.m. "Dykes in the City" (shorts) 9 p.m.


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.

DAILY (Closed Mondays): Girlfriend's in a coma; Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002) screens through July 4 8:45, 10:45 p.m.


2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, $7 for this program. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. "Midnites for Maniacs," a 10-week, 17-film series of rarities in 35mm prints, continues. For the Four Star"s regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (June 18 & 19): The martial arts satire Kung Phooey! (Darryl Fong, 2001) features characters with names like Master Lock, One Ton, and Jean-Claude Croissant. Don't say you weren't warned! Director and crew in person midnight.


530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.


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