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.
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. A free series of Italian comedies continues.
MONDAY (Feb. 11): Massimo Troisi and Roberto Benigni are sent back in time to 1492 in Non ci resta che piangere (Troisi and Benigni, 1984), screening without subtitles. Alas, Roberto escaped and returned to haunt us today 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.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 for reservations and information. $5. This cultural asset of long standing offers a spring/summer "CinemaLit" series of projected video of classics, with salon-style discussions after the films.
FRIDAY (Feb. 8): "Lemmonade," a tribute series devoted to the films of the late Jack Lemmon, continues with Lemmon's Oscar-winning performance as a businessman under pressure, Save the Tiger (1972). Terrance Gelenter introduces the film, with discussion to follow 6:30 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 F.W. Murnau's (camera) moving tale of a hotel doorman in extremis, The Last Laugh (Germany, 1924) 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 his popular "Comedies and Proverbs," A Summer's Tale (France, 1996; 7:15 p.m.), with a boy entangled with three women; and A Tale of Springtime(1989; 9:30 p.m.), involving Plato's ring of invisibility.
SATURDAY: A woman seeks a lost love in Rohmer's A Tale of Winter (1992; 7 p.m.), screening with an episodic riff on the tale of the country and city mice, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987; 9 p.m.).
SUNDAY: A Children's Film Festival screening, "Cartoon Creatures" offers seven animated movies from around the world. $4 1 p.m. The fourth annual Berkeley High School Bay Area Film & Video Festival offers student works at 3 p.m. A series of rarely screened works from Swedish filmmaker Mauritz Stiller continues with Gunnar Hede's Saga (Sweden, 1922; 5:30 p.m.), about a man determined to drive reindeer to market, and Stiller's single Hollywood success, Hotel Imperial(1927; 7:30 p.m.), a melodrama with Pola Negri.
MONDAY: A UCB class on the musical screens Ernst Lubitsch's winking early musical The Love Parade(1929) 3 p.m. A UCB class on "Cinema and the Sex Act" screens Jack Hill's Foxy Brown (1974), with Pam Grier 7 p.m.
2025 Broadway (at 20th Avenue), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com. $5. This beautifully restored picture palace's ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.
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.
SUNDAY (Feb. 10): The fourth annual S.F. Independent Film Festival screens here for a day. See www.sfindie.com for more information on these programs, which are $8 each - Party 7 3 p.m. South West 9 6 p.m. Toyoda Toshiaki's Blue Spring (Japan, 2001), about "over-the-top Japanese schoolboys assaulting each other" (Gary Morris) 9 p.m.
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: Tsai Ming-liang's What Time Is It There? (Taiwan/France, 2001) 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar(Iran, 2001) 7, 9 p.m. The Endurance (George Butler, 2000) 6:30 p.m. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: What Time Is It There?, Kandahar, and The Endurance continue. See Ongoing for reviews; call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies(Germany, 1996-2000); see Ongoing for review 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2 p.m.
STARTS SATURDAY: James Marsh's Wisconsin Death Trip(2000). See Ongoing for review; 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.
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