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2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Master of the Flying Guillotine (Jimmy Wang Yu, Hong Kong, 1975), in a new print. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Conrad Rooks' Siddhartha (1972), a tale of the Buddha, this time without Keanu Reeves. 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: Two versions of the same movie, with the same star, and no, we're not talking Vanilla Sky. Open your eyes to Love (Edmund Goulding, 1927; 7:30 p.m.), with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert as Tolstoy's lovers in a stylish film featuring live organ accompaniment by Dennis James. Clarence Brown's Anna Karenina (1937; 9:20 p.m.) restores Tolstoy's title and ending (Love has two endings, one of them happy).

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: A Cary Grant series screens two of his lesser-known films, future schlock novelist Sidney Sheldon's lightweight Dream Wife (1953; 5:40, 9:15 p.m.) and the intelligent Crisis (1950; 7:30 p.m.), Richard Brooks' directorial debut, about a doctor shanghaied into caring for Latin dictator Jose Ferrer. The latter was misleadingly advertised as "Carefree Cary on a vacation!"

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two good late romantic comedies with Grant, both released in 1958, when his career was getting its second wind after an early 1950s trough -- Stanley Donen's Indiscreet (7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:35 p.m.), reuniting Cary with Ingrid Bergman 12 years after Notorious, and Houseboat (Melville Shavelson; 5:25, 9:20 p.m.), with Sophia Loren.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $5 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays.

STARTS SATURDAY: Daily screenings of Isat Batsry's These Are Not My Images (Neither There Nor Here) (2000), a "poetic investigation" of ethnographic images of South India noon.

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