WEDNESDAY: Theater closed.
FRIDAY: A series devoted to the over 40-year career of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer commences with the early shorts that inaugurated his "Six Moral Tales" cycle, The Girl at the Monceau Bakery (1962) and Suzanne's Career (1963), together at 7:30 p.m., followed by his debut feature, made in 1959 when Rohmer was already the oldest member of the original nouvelle vague, the bitterly witty The Sign of the Lion. It's about a musician adrift in a lonely Parisian August. It plays with Rohmer's sketch from the 1965 portmanteau feature Six in Paris at 9:05 p.m.
SATURDAY: After several years as a marginalized filmmaker Rohmer achieved great success at last with his "Moral Tales" La Collectionneuse (1967; 7 p.m.) and My Night at Maud's (1969; 8:50 p.m.), the first about a promiscuous young woman, the second about a sexually repressed man.
SUNDAY: A Children's Film Festival screening of Oscar's Magic Adventure (Diana Sanchez, Venezuela, 2000), filmed in that nation's jungles and beaches. $4 1, 3 p.m. A rescreening of ABC Africa 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed. PARKWAY
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $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.
THURSDAY (Jan. 10): Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's Lumumba (France, 2000). $8 6:30, 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show(Jim Sharman, 1975) with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.finc.org. $8.50. This three-screen repertory theater is operated by the Film Institute of Northern California. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar (Iran, 2001) 7, 9 p.m. The Endurance (George Butler, 2000) 6:45 p.m. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen, 2001) 8:45 p.m. Vengo (Tony Gatlif, France/Spain, 2000) 6:30 p.m. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Kandahar, Mulholland Drive, The Man Who Wasn't There, and The Endurance continue. Call for times.
FRIDAY: A series of films by the humane Swede who is now Miramax's house director, Lasse Hallstrom, commences with the fine film about childhood that first made him internationally known, My Life as a Dog (Sweden, 1985) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Hallstrom's John Irving adaption The Cider House Rules (1999) 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: Hallstrom's debut feature A Guy and a Gal (Sweden, 1975) is about a slacker named Lasse 7 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $7 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Two late films noir, in the cycle's decadent phase, offer two very strong and unusual viewing experiences - Robert Aldrich's bizarro Kiss Me Deadly (1955; 8:15 p.m.; also Wed 1, 4:40 p.m.) and Stanley Kubrick's time-traveling The Killing (1956; 6:40, 10:15 p.m.; also Wed 3 p.m.).
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A series of obscure and unseen films by the paradigmatic eccentric American indie director Abel Ferrara commences with his philosophical vampire flick The Addiction (1985; 8 p.m.; also Sat 4 p.m.) and his debut horror opus Driller Killer (1979; 6, 10 p.m.; also Sat 2 p.m.).
SUNDAY & MONDAY: This city's commercial premiere of Ferrara's Black Out (1997; 8 p.m.; also Sun 4:15 p.m.), with Matthew Modine as a drug-addicted film star involved in a mysterious death; plus Ferrara's cult rape/revenge film Ms. 45 (1981; 6:15, 9:55 p.m.; also Sun 2:45 p.m.).
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Jan. 15 & 16): Two more rarely screened films by Ferrara, the science-fictional New Rose Hotel (1998; 8 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m.) and the gangster film The Funeral (1996; 6, 9:50 p.m.; also Wed 2:10 p.m.)
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sffs.org. "The Seventh Art: New Dimensions in Cinema," a collaboration between SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society, begins a monthly series with filmmakers in person this week. $15.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $8.25. After a holiday hiatus, this venerable theater resumes its practice this week of assigning one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 11-17): Tony Gatlif's Vengo (France, 2000). See Ongoing for review 2:30, 5, 7:10, 9:20 p.m. STUDIO Z
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