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Week of June 25, 2003

The American Soldier. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Ricky, a charismatic German hit man, returns home after a stint in America and a tour in Vietnam. He's hired by renegade cops to assassinate an assortment of criminals and lowlifes. Screens at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Combat Films of World War II. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, 1944 film, directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson and Robert Mitchum. Screens at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson. For info, call 314-821-5770, extension 0. NR

Katzelmacher. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. A group of young Germans without illusions and hopes live their lives in dreariness. Things get interesting when a Greek guest worker, who neither speaks nor understands German, rents a room. Screens at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Love Is Colder Than Death. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder's first film is an unusual gangster story: A small-time pimp named Franz is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster. Things get strange when Bruno and Franz become friends -- even to the point of sharing Bruno's girlfriend. Screens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Midnights at the Tivoli. Wet Hot American Summer, directed by David Wain, features fun and raunchiness of a summer camp set in 1981. Also, Dazed and Confused. Stars Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, among others. Screens midnight Friday-Saturday, June 27-28, at the Tivoli. NR

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Cinema St. Louis presents its third annual showcase of 65 works, including documentaries, comedies, narratives and experimental films by filmmakers based in or with connections to St. Louis. The five-day program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. All shows are in the Des Lee Auditorium of the Missouri Historical Society. A complete schedule is available at www.sliff.org. NR

Summer Movie Series for Kids. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the Student Center of St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road. For info, call 314-595-4358 or 314-595-4294. NR

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