These videos by San Francisco artist Jeanne C. Finley take a good-humored look at life’s contradictions. In the autobiographical Deaf Dogs Can Hear (1983) the artist uses images to illustrate a voice-over about her childhood attempts to care for a Chihuahua with serious medical problems; the premise seems to guarantee mawkishness, but Finley avoids it with several mordant twists (the family’s previous canine was killed by a falling can of dog food). The Adventures of Blacky (1999), a collaboration with John Muse, is based on a 1950s psychological test that asked children to explain cartoons showing a “family of dogs”—I thought it was a parody, but the test was for real. And Loss Prevention (2000), a collaboration with Doug Dubois, is based on the true story of a woman who has shoplifted all her life, even stuffing merchandise into her young daughter’s panties, and is finally arrested at age 79. Its voice-over is accompanied by related but not literal images (a purse, a woman swimming) that suggest the mental states of mother and daughter. Finley will attend the screening, which will run about 80 minutes and include excerpts from two longer videos.