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ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
FRIDAY (Jan. 11): Performance artist Nadja Haas joins with the group Automatic Art for A ritual : Re embodiment featuring video by John Slattery and Fara on the theme of "finding roots in a new place." $5-10 sliding scale 8 p.m. SATURDAY (Jan. 12): "An Evening With George Kuchar" offers a lecture and works by the prolific San Francisco-based filmmaker, now making digital videos. "Relish in the splendors of Kuchar's cinematic cesspool." He'll screen his recent DVs Arizona Byways, Honey Bunnies on Ice, Matinee Idylls, and more 8 p.m.
429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $7. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace - recently refurbished, with new seats installed - designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY: James Marsh's Wisconsin Death Trip (2000); see Ongoing for review 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.
THURSDAY: The annual Berlin & Beyond German-language film festival, here through Jan. 16, screens new work from Germany and Austria as well as a memorable revival. See "Zoom Lens" box for more. Opening Night party at 6:30 p.m. is followed by Ingredients for Dreams (Gordon Maugg, Germany, 2001) at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Berlin & Beyond - White Cherries (Leopold Lummerstorfer, Austria, 2000) 5 p.m. The Experiment (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2001) 7 p.m. Berlin Is in Germany(Hannes Stohr, Germany, 2001) 10 p.m.
SATURDAY: Berlin & Beyond - A remake of a classic children's film, Emil and the Detectives (Franziska Buch, Germany, 2001) noon. Black Box Germany (Andres Veiel, Germany, 2001) 2:30 p.m. What to Do in Case of Fire (Gregor Schnitzler, Germany, 2001) 5:30 p.m. The Middle of Nowhere (Nathalie Steinbart, Germany, 2001) 8 p.m. Moonlight Tariff (Ralf Huttner, Germany, 2001) 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Berlin & Beyond - Shorts from German film schools 1 p.m. Hold-Up (Florian Flicker, Austria, 2000) 3 p.m. The Dream Is Gone (Christoph Schuch, Germany, 2001) 5 p.m. The Wound (Thomas Stiller, Germany, 2001) 7:30 p.m. A Goddamn Job (Thorsten Wettcke, Germany, 2000) 10 p.m.
TUESDAY: Berlin & Beyond - Dear Fidel - Marita's Story (Wilfried Huismann, Germany, 2000), a documentary about a teenage mistress of Castro's recruited by the CIA to assassinate him some 40 years ago, with its subject in person 7 p.m. Birthday (Stefan Jager, Germany, 2001) 9:45 p.m. FINE ARTS CINEMA
2451 Shattuck (at Haste), Berkeley, (510) 848-1143, www.fineartscinema.com. $8 save as noted. Berkeley's innovatively programmed art house puts on some of the most conceptually daring double bills in town.
WEDNESDAY: Sonia Herman Dolz's Black Tears (Netherlands, 1997; 7:30 p.m.) follows five elderly Cuban musicians on a tour through Europe, while Chuck Workman's The Source (1999; 9:15 p.m.) documents the lives of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. $7.
THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Jan. 10-16): The antics of petty thug Jean-Paul Belmondo propel Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless(France, 1959; 7:15 p.m.), while Kirk Douglas' machinations keep a miner in his hole in Billy Wilder's dark comedy Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carnival, 1951; 9 p.m.; also Sun 5:10 p.m.).
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: James Marsh's Wisconsin Death Trip (2000); see Ongoing for review. $7, separate admission 11:15 p.m. FOREIGN CINEMA
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine. Closed Mondays.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour enjoy The Road to Bali (Hal Walker, 1952) in Technicolor. Cameos by Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, and Jane Russell 6, 8, 10 p.m.; Sat & Sun midnight show.
MONDAY: Venue closed.
STARTS TUESDAY: The original Ocean's Eleven (Lewis Milestone, 1960) screens through Jan. 27 6, 8:30 p.m.; 11 p.m. show on weekends.
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. A free series of Italian comedies continues. MONDAY (Jan. 14): Un Americano a Roma(Steno, Italy, 1954), with Alberto Sordi and Ursula Andress, screens without subtitles 6:30 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $7.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Henrique Goldman's Princesa (Italy/Brazil, 2001); see Ongoing for review 5:15, 7:40, 9:55 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 11-17): Marc Foster's Everything Put Together (1999). See Opening for review 5, 7:20, 9:40 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 12:30, 2:45 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $7, second show $1.50. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC's Berkeley Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
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
FRIDAY (Jan. 11): The fourth annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) Benefit/Launch Party offers live music, circus acts, and short film screenings. The party runs from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.
DAILY: "Directors of the Board," video screenings of short films about skateboarding, plays thrice daily through Jan. 27. Free with YBCA admission noon, 2:05, 4:15 p.m.
TUESDAY (Jan. 15): The Jewish Museum of San Francisco hosts a program devoted to the "Mysterious Allure of Found Footage," screening two hourlong films compiled from home movies. The Maelstrom (Peter Forgacs, Hungary/Netherlands, 1997) is drawn from footage shot in 1938-42 by a Dutch Jewish family combined with home movies from Holland's Nazi governor, while Alan Berliner's The Family Album (1986) is drawn from footage salvaged from yard sales across America. $6 7:30 p.m.
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