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: Call theater for program.
STARTS FRIDAY: Zacharias Kunuk's The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (Canada, 2001); see Ongoing for review. Call for times and other films.
MONDAY (July 8): The conflicts, turf wars, and pollution of a neglected part of San Francisco are exposed in Kevin Epps' Straight Outta Hunters Point (2001), with filmmaker in person. $6 9 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.
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 7-11): Spiritual leader Ram Dass, displaying Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (Mickey Lemle, 2001) as he recovers from a stroke 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
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.
DAILY: Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides (U.K., 2000) screens through July 9. See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sun 2, 4 p.m.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $8.25. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.
DAILY: Notorious C.H.O. (Lorene Machado, 2002). See Opening for review. Call for times.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.swixo.com/stanford. $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: Man hangs from clock in the iconographic Harold Lloyd comedy Safety Last (Fred Newmayer and Sam Taylor, 1923; 7:30 p.m.), as much a thriller to original audiences as it was a comedy; it's followed by the blithely funny Lloyd comedy Why Worry? (Newmayer and Taylor, 1923; 9:10 p.m.). Live organ accompaniment by Dennis James.
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two of Billy Wilder's more popular films, Some Like It Hot (1959; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:50 p.m.), and The Apartment (1951; 5:15, 9:40 p.m.), both deservedly so, both with extremely good work from Jack Lemmon, and both with untoppable tag lines ("Nobody's perfect" and "Shut up and deal").
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; also closed Thursday, July 4.
DAILY: Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston (1989), a film poem about Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes, screens through July 14 at 11 a.m. Daily screenings of three documentaries by artist-in-residence Ellen Bruno on social issues in three Asian countries, Samsara, Satya, and Sacrifice, repeat thrice daily through July 14. Free with gallery admission noon, 2, 4 p.m.