FILM: Any animal-lover is sure to shed a tear at My Dog Tulip, an animated, bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip. The film is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing paperless computer technology.

7:15 and 9:15 p.m. // Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight St) // $7

LECTURE: The Long Now Foundation presents Fixing Broken Government, in which Philip K. Howard, a conservative who inspires standing ovations from liberal audiences, will talk about how governance in America -- from the capitol to the classroom -- can be fixed in a way that restores core functionality.

7:30 p.m. // The Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd. & Buchanan St) // $9

ART: The exhibition, George Schneeman in Italy, features the artist's paintings of the Sienese clay countryside "with a quick, light, and sensitive hand that expressed his strong emotion for the landscape," in which he used egg tempera and occasionally added poems inspired by his motifs.

6:30 p.m. // Istituto Italiano di Cultura (814 Montgomery St) // free