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MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 10 & 11): Kaena: The Prophecy7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


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

WEDNESDAY: The Hunting of the President (Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason, 2004). See Ongoing for review 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Hunting of the President 6 p.m. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald, 2004) screens as a benefit for members only 8 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 6-12): Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald, 2004). See Opening for review 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 1, 2:45, 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (Aug. 7): Renegade Youth Media offers the Fastforward Film Festival of movies by kids under 19 years old. $5, no one turned away 11 a.m.


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

WEDNESDAY: A weekly silent series, featuring Dennis James on the organ, screens the visually splendid Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown, 1926; 7:30 p.m.), with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. The same pair return in the sound classic Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933; 9:30 p.m. ).

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Teenage Shirley Temple goes after Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Irving Reis, 1947; 7:30 p.m.) while believing Ronald Reagan is her unwed father in That Hagen Girl (Peter Godfrey, 1947; 5:55, 9:15 p.m.).

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two of Ray Harryhausen's special-effects-laden fantasies, Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, U.K., 1963; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:35 p.m.) and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958; 5:50, 9:45 p.m.). Look! No CGI! Chapter 7 of Superman (1948) precedes Argonauts.


Bancroft & Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus, for venue; (925) 275-9490 and for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. $11 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 4): The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival continues at this venue with Sunset Story (Gabbert) 2:15 p.m. Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music (Neville) 4:30 p.m. Jews in rural Uganda, Moving Heaven and Earth (Vinik and Vinik) 6:30 p.m. Israelis rap over Channels of Rage (Halachmi, Israel) 10 p.m.

THURSDAY (Aug. 5): SFJFF -- Hollywood's version of the Holocaust, as depicted in Imaginary Witness (Anker) 2 p.m. Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker (1965), with Rod Steiger as a camp survivor 4 p.m. To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) 6:30 p.m. Israeli director Amos Gitai's latest, Alila 8:45 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $7, $2 for second feature, save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 4): Greencine sponsors Nayak (The Hero, India, 1966), a rarely screened film by Bengali master Satyajit Ray, introduced by professor Dilip K. Basu 7:30 p.m.


The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its "Mostly Pre-Code" series of 1930s proto-noirs, most featuring dangerous blonde Gertrude Michael. On Thursday, Aug. 5, the circle screens a double bill of The Notorious Sophie Lang (Ralph Murphy, 1934), a comedy about a jewel thief, at 7:30 p.m. and Woman Trap (Harold Young, 1936), about jewel thieves holing up in a hacienda, at 9:30 p.m. For more info, see; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail


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