WEDNESDAY (June 19): Group 6:30 p.m. Sister Smile 9 p.m.
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: No programs at this venue; see Castro and Yerba Buena for other programs.
MONDAY: Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston 6:30 p.m. "Thank You Kate Bernstein" (transsexual-themed shorts) 9 p.m.
TUESDAY: "Shut Up White Boy" (shorts) 6 p.m. Skeleton Woman 9 p.m.
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. Video screenings of Italian films.
TUESDAY (June 25): A series honoring wire-haired, wire-framed-glasses-wearing comedian/director Maurizio Nichetti -- an Italian Woody Allen, only frailer -- continues with Volere Volare (1991), with Nichetti a cartoonist who turns into a cartoon. Subtitled 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (June 19): Hoodlums and punks kill hippies and each other in John Michael McCarthy's Sore Losers (2002) 8 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: Henry Bean's The Believer (2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 21-27): Chris Smith's Home Movie (2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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: A series of the video work of Russia's Alexander Sokurov continues with Elegy (U.S.S.R., 1986), on the singer Fyodor Chaliapin, and Sokurov's latest, highly personal work, Elegy of a Voyage (Russia, 2001) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Agnes Varda's The Gleaners and I (France, 2000) looks at society's sifters of debris 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Andrezj Munk's Eroica (Poland, 1958), an ironic drama of wartime heroism, screens with the short A Visit to an Old City (1958), both at 7 p.m. Munk's Bad Luck (1960) is a Polish version of Candide 9:10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Spiritual Voices: From the Diaries of War, Parts 4 and 5 7 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: "Retrieved Images," a program of found-footage films, features directors Gibbs Chapman (An Examination of Exhibits A(1)-E(5)) and John Davis (Candide) in person 7:30 p.m.
2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), 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.
FRIDAY (June 21): Karl Freund's chilling The Mummy (1932) takes advantage of the imaginative techniques developed by Freund as the cinematographer for such German silent classics as The Last Laugh and Faust. Boris Karloff stars as the bandaged one 8 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.
THURSDAY (June 20): A "Thrillville" screening of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) stars Patrick (son of John) Wayne and Taryn (daughter of Tyrone) Power in a Ray Harryhausen-designed spectacle of minotaurs, ghouls, and a baboon. $6 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 23): A free screening of a locally made independent film, My Dead Uncle's Band (Jon Waldrep, 2002), a "mockumentary" about the 1970s band "Marsha and the Electrical Crushed Velvet Freeway." Radio's Darian O'Toole is featured 3 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 25): Life Itself (Todd Herman and Francis Kohle, 2001), "a series of poetic vignettes profiling the life and art" of adults with disabilities, screens as a benefit for the Creativity Explored Art Studio. See www.lifelikefilms.com for more information. $8 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: Jonathan Parker's Bartleby (2002) 6:30 p.m. Enigma (Michael Apted, U.K., 2002) 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Late Marriage (Dover Koshashvili, Israel, 2001) 7, 9:10 p.m. Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai, China, 2001) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Peter Care, 2002); see Opening for review. Alexander Mackendrick's slashing journalism noir The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) screens in a new print through June 27. MGM Studios Archivist John Kirk speaks at the 7 p.m. Friday screening. Call for times and other films.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY (June 22 & 23): A Swedish-girl-and-her-Arabian-horse adventure, Sherdil (Gita Mallik, Sweden, 1999), screens as a Family Film program with a live reading of the English subtitles. "Neigh, Wilbur!" 2 p.m.
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