741 Valencia (at 18th Street), 820-3907 and www.sfindie.com for information on the fourth annual S.F. Independent Film Festival, screening here for three nights. Also see Night & Day, Page 33, for additional coverage. $8.
FRIDAY (Feb. 1): IndieFest - you don't know what I got 5 p.m. The Journeyman 7:15 p.m. Bad Trip 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Feb. 2): IndieFest - "At the Molehills of Madness" (shorts) noon. Love on the Run 2:15 p.m. 97 Brooks 4:30 p.m. Living in Missouri 7 p.m. It's All About You 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY (Feb. 3): IndieFest - "Chock Full of Notes" (shorts) noon. Two Days Till Tomorrow 2:15 p.m. "Strange Tales" (shorts) 4:30 p.m. FinalCut.com 7 p.m. Unspeakable 9:15 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: Scholar Russell Merritt's film history course, open to the public, offers "The Nickelodeon," a variety show with live performers - and of course early movies - re-creating the filmgoing experience of 95 years ago 3 p.m. A program of "New Arab Video" 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Theater closed.
FRIDAY: An Eric Rohmer series continues with two of the Aesop of cinema's most popular "Comedies and Proverbs," Full Moon in Paris (France, 1984; 7:30 p.m.) and The Aviator's Wife (1983; 9:30 p.m.).
SATURDAY: More Rohmer, more comedy, more proverbs - Summer (1986; 7 p.m.) and Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987; 9 p.m.).
SUNDAY: A Children's Film Festival screening of A Witch in the Family (Harald Hamrell, Sweden, 2000), about a girl who wishes her brother would disappear. English subtitles read aloud 3 p.m. A series of rarely screened works from Swedish filmmaker Mauritz Stiller continues with Erotikon (1920; 5:30 p.m.), a famed sex comedy about a wife juggling two lovers, and Johan (1921; 7:30 p.m.), about the struggles of a man recovering from a devastating accident.
MONDAY: A UCB class on the musical screens King Vidor's vividly primitive Hallelujah (1929), very dated, still striking 3 p.m. A UCB class on "Cinema and the Sex Act" screens Ken Russell's aggressively staged adaption of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (U.K., 1969) 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Cinematographer Luca Comerio's footage of the world of a century ago was edited by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi into the documentary deconstruction From the Pole to the Equator (Italy, 1986) 7:30 p.m.
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.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975) with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
RAFAEL FILM CENTER
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: Hans Petter Moland's Aberdeen (Norway/U.K., 2001) 6:45 p.m. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) 8:30 p.m. Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar (Iran, 2001) 7, 8:45 p.m. The Endurance (George Butler, 2000) 6:30 p.m. Tahmineh Milani's The Hidden Half (Iran, 2001) 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Tsai Ming-liang's What Time Is It There? (Taiwan/France, 2001); see Opening for review. Kandahar, Mulholland Drive, and The Endurance continue. See Ongoing for reviews; call for times.
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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The collective Whispered Media's Boom: The Sound of Eviction (2001) uses interviews, footage of protests, and amateur films dating back to the 1950s to analyze the New Economy and its impact on San Francisco housing. For more info see www.whisperedmedia.org. Filmmakers in person for evening screenings 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Cory McAbee's cult science fiction/musical The American Astronaut (2001) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: Artists with disabilities from the arts center Creativity Explored are profiled in Life Itself (Todd Herman, Francis Kohler, 2000), screening with movies by Creativity Explored artists. Filmmakers in person for evening shows. See Opening for more 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Seven women journey off the family farm in Patrick Donohew's Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait (2000) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $7; IndieFest programs $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Italian Marxist filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, best known for The Battle of Algiers, debuted with a late neo-realist picture with melodramatic overtones, The Wide Blue Road (1957), screening in a new print. See Ongoing for more 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: The fourth annual S.F. Independent Film Festival plays here through next Thursday; see Night & Day, Page 33, for more. Tonight, Alcatraz Avenue 5 p.m. South West 9 7:15 p.m. Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth 9:30 p.m. Cookers 11:45 p.m.
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