Reps Etc.

WEDNESDAY (June 26): In a post-apocalyptic future, redheads fight blondes and brunettes over dwindling supplies of ammo and lipstick in John Michael McCarthy's Superstarlet A.D. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY (June 27): A yokel's rise to fame is chronicled in Jordan Brady's Dill Scallion, "the Spinal Tap of country music" 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 28): Modern Tribalism, by Mimi George and Rick Kent, is a documentary about Bay Area folk who poke and pierce themselves 8 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. There's no new film on the calendar for this Friday. $7.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (June 26 & 27): Chris Smith's Home Movie (2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $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 his portrait of a flax grower, Maria (Peasant Elegy) (U.S.S.R., 1978-88), and Soviet Elegy (1989), a look at Boris Yeltsin 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A selection of seven of Alain Cavalier's Portraits (France, 1989-92) of working women 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Polish director Andrzej Munk's Passenger (1963), a concentration camp drama completed after his death, and Andrzej Brzozowski's Last Pictures (2001), a documentary about the making of Passenger 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Alexander Sokurov's five-episode, four-hour Confession: From the Captain's Diary (Russia, 1998), the inner monologue of a ship's captain combined with a meticulous documentary record of the ship at sea, screens in its entirety with a dinner break after the second episode 4 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: A series of the works of Brazilian filmmaker Sergio Bianchi begins with Chronically Unfeasible (2000), a controversial, confrontational movie about the doings at an upscale São Paulo restaurant 7:30 p.m.


2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, $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 28): Buster Keaton's Civil War epic The General (Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1926), certainly one of the funniest epics ever made 8 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $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 27): Richard Roundtree is the original Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971), with the band E-Natural live. $8 6:30, 9:30 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, $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: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Peter Care, 2002) 7, 9:15 p.m. Alexander Mackendrick's The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 6:45 p.m. Enigma (Michael Apted, U.K., 2002) 9:30 p.m. Late Marriage (Dover Koshashvili, Israel, 2001) 6:30, 8:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Petter Næss' Elling (Norway, 2002); see Opening for review. Call for times and other films.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Mean Bobby Dylan wipes the floor with all comers in the documentary smackdown Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1965) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Stan Lathan's break-dance musical Beat Street (1984), a modest film that has the primary virtue of existing. It's way too sincere for any real camp value 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: "Hip hop meets Hanna-Barbera" in Wave Twisters (Syd Garon and Eric Henry, 2002). These talented animators' 50-minute film is accompanied by some shorts 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, Trembling Before G-d (Sandi Simcha DuBowski, 2001) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (July 2 & 3): Lone Scherfig's Dogme comedy Italian for Beginners (Denmark, 2000) 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $7 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.

DAILY: Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides (U.K., 2000) screens through July 9. See Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.


2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $8.25. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. There's no new film on the calendar for this Friday. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (June 26 & 27): Chris Smith's Home Movie (2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.

WEDNESDAY: D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916) tells four tales from four different eras in history in an adventurous epic that's a must-see for all serious filmgoers. Live organ accompaniment by Dennis James. Eat your heart out, Steven Soderbergh! 7:30 p.m.

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