Reps Etc.


510 Larkin (at Turk), 820-3907, This "Rock 'n' Roll DJ Bar" offers an "SF IndieFest MicroCinema" in its 40-seat theater. All screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25): Heather Rose Dominic's The Shield Around the K (1999), about the growth of the punk DIY record label K Records 8 p.m.

THURSDAY (Sept. 26): Bob Bryan's Grafitti Verite 3 (2000), the latest installment of the filmmaker's documentary series about graffiti art. Tag, you're it 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Sept. 27): Keith Border's goth doc Sex, Death and Eyeliner delves into vampirism, blood play, and "Drac Pac" trading cards 8 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, Taking over from the Lumiere this fall season, this multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Satin Rouge (Raja Amari, Tunisia/France, 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Jean-Luc Godard's In Praise of Love (France/Switzerland, 2001) screens for two weeks. See Opening 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: Pat Ferrero's Yield to Total Elation (2002) tells us of the unbuilt buildings of San Francisco architect Achilles Rizzoli 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The MadCat Women's International Film Festival offers Su Friedrich's The Odds of Recovery (2002), about her battles with illness and Western medicine 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: A program of short silent Japanese comedies screens the surviving footage from Yasujiro Ozu's A Straightforward Boy (1929) and Fighting Friends -- Japanese Style (1929) together with Mikio Naruse's white-collar comedy Flunky, Work Hard (1931), all at 7:30 p.m. Minoru Murata's Foghorn (1934), a drama set in Westernizing Yokohama in the 1870s 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: MadCat -- "To Know Is Always Better," a program featuring Cade Bursell's Test Sites (2002), a film about A-bomb testing made by Scotch-taping found footage onto 35mm stock. Bursell in person 7:30 p.m. "NYC, Just Like I Pictured It," a program of poetry and sound from the streets of New York and filmmakers Shirley Clarke, Helen Levitt, Marie Menken, and more 9:05 p.m.

SUNDAY: MadCat -- A live program by puppeteer Nancy Andrews, plus Natalija Vekic's The Girl With the Pearl Suspended (2002) and other surreal fantasies 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A UC Berkeley class on courtroom dramas, "Trials and Film," with lectures by Carol Clover, is open to the public as space permits. Today, the D.W. Griffith short Falsely Accused (1908) plus The Unwritten Law (1907) and the late silent The Kiss (Jacques Feyder, 1929) with Greta Garbo 3 p.m. King Hu's The Valiant Ones (Hong Kong, 1975), about a husband-and-wife sword-fighting team 7 p.m.

TUESDAY: "To Re-Edit the World" -- David Sherman's edit of footage shot by Dion Vigné in the 1960s, plus short films by Vigné, Christopher Maclaine, John Whitney, and Kenneth Anger 7:30 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. A film noir series concludes.

WEDNESDAY: Asthmatic killer Ross Martin threatens Lee Remick in Blake Edwards' Experiment in Terror (1962), in and around such San Francisco landmarks as North Beach and Candlestick Park 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A "Thrillville" screening of Richard Quine's very good thriller Pushover (1954), with crooked cop Fred MacMurray wonderful in his sleazy mode, as always, and Kim Novak in her debut. Author Eddie Muller (Dark City) in person. $6 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, $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: Satin Rouge (Raja Amari, Tunisia/France, 2001) 6:30, 8:30 p.m. The Last Kiss (Gabriele Muccino, Italy, 2001) 6:45, 9:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Chen Kaige's theatrical, in every sense, Farewell My Concubine (China, 1993) screens as a series celebrating 25 years of the Mill Valley Film Festival continues 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, U.K., 2000) 7, 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

SUNDAY: A MVFF 25th-anniversary screening of Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas (1984), with a splendid Harry Dean Stanton 7 p.m.


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 THROUGH SATURDAY: Kevin Epps' Straight Outta Hunters Point (2001), billed as a raw look at the turf wars there. Filmmaker in person for evening screenings 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Actions have consequences in Jill Sprecher's 13 Conversations About One Thing (2002), with a great cast including John Turturro and Alan Arkin 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Oct. 1 & 2): Chris Smith's documentary look at eccentric households, Home Movie (2001) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.

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