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THURSDAY: A free screening of Marina Goldovskaya's The Prince Is Back, a documentary about the return to post-communist Russia of czarist royalty 5:30 p.m. Marilyn Fabe lectures on "Film and Postmodernism" with Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) as her fer-instance 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman in person with his latest, The Garden (2004), a 196-minute meditation on Madison Square Garden 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: A short series of color classics from the 1950s screens Moulin Rouge (John Huston, 1952), with Jose Ferrer as Toulouse-Lautrec in a film whose cinematography, by Oswald Morris, broke with the candy-box Technicolor dominant to that time <>7 p.m.

SUNDAY: "For the Love of It," the PFA's fifth annual Festival of Amateur Filmmaking, screens locally made movies dating back to Dorothy and Ott Goff's S.F. Lake Tahoe 1933 3:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A "Buddhism and Film" series, offering lectures by Robert Sharif and screenings of relevant pictures, continues with Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Yong-Kyun Bae, Korea, 1989) 3 p.m.

TUESDAY: Experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky reads from his splendid new book, Devotional Cinema, and screens his "devotional songs" Threnody (2004) and Visitation (2002) as well as his "cinematic song" Love's Refrain (2000-01) 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6. See Ongoing for review.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004) 7:30 p.m. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005) 6:30, 8:50 p.m. Born Into Brothels (Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, 2004) 5 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 5 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: IndieWire continues its week of "the Top Undistributed Films of 2004." See for more information. Tonight, Jessica Hausner's film about a sinister Hotel (Austria) 7 p.m. Liberia: An Uncivil War (Brabazon and Stack) 9 p.m.

THURSDAY: The IndieWire (or, as they prefer, "indieWIRE") series concludes with the gay-themed Dear Pillow (Poyser) 7 p.m. Hotel 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary Mondovino (2005). See Ongoing for review. Call for times and other films.

SUNDAY: Eight athletes' struggle to make the U.S. Mountain Biking Team at the 2004 Olympics is chronicled in Off Road to Athens (Jason Berry, 2004). Cyclist Mary McConneloug in person 4:30 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: The Future of Food (Deborah Koons Garcia, 2004) in the age of genetics 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (April 7-13): The local premiere of the documentary Ganges: River to Heaven (Gayle Ferraro, 2003). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat-Sun 2, 4 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Assisted Living (Elliot Greenebaum, 2003); see Ongoing for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Call for program and times.


Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $10.

DAILY (closed Wednesday): In conjunction with "John Szarkowski," John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (Richard B. Woodward and Sandra McLeod, 1998) Thurs 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m.; Mon & Tues 4 p.m. In conjunction with "Belles Lettres," Jack Stauffacher, Printer (Jim Faris, 2002) Thurs & Fri 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m.; Mon & Tues 2:30 p.m. A 15-minute film, Artist at Work: Robert Bechtle (Spark, 2005), also screens throughout the day.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens for free.

THURSDAY (April 7): It's out, out talking candle as a fairy tale series opens with Jean Cocteau's lovely Beauty and the Beast (France, 1947) noon.


Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), 338-2486 and for this program. Free.

FRIDAY (April 8): The San Francisco Women's Film Festival screens here for three days. Tonight, two short films by Jacqueline Goss, including How to Fix the World <>6:30 p.m. Mind If I Call You Sir (Guzman) 7:30 p.m. Voices of Dissent (Daniels) 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (April 9): Women's Film Festival -- "Student Shorts" 1 p.m. "Lesbian Films" 3 p.m. Women Who Make Movies (Foster and Dixon) 5 p.m. A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries (Lopez) 7 p.m. A reception for filmmakers 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 10): Women's Film Festival -- "Student Shorts" 1 p.m. A rough cut of a work in progress by Robyn Dettman 2:15 p.m. "The Mix," films from SFSU, other campuses, and around the world 3:15 p.m. "Women in Resistance," sponsored by S.F. Women Against Rape 5 p.m. Neither Milk, Nor Yogurt (Jain) 7 p.m. Mission Movie (Swenson) 7 p.m.


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