Reps Etc.

DAILY: Nick Broomfield's Biggie & Tupac (2002) screens through Oct. 10. See Ongoing for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Weekly screenings of Scott Ritter's In Shifting Sands (2002), billed as "The Truth About UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq," continues on weekends at noon.


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: 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.


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 THROUGH FRIDAY: Preston Sturges' indulgent satire of get-rich-quick dreamers, Christmas in July (1940; 7:30 p.m.), screens with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and wonderful tunes by George Gershwin in the balmy Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich, 1937; 5:50, 9:05 p.m.).

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Sandler what? It's the original Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra, 1935; 3:30, 7:30 p.m.), with Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur, screening with Capra's road movie It Happened One Night (1934; 5:35, 9:35 p.m.).



449B 23rd St. (between Telegraph and Broadway), Oakland, (510) 444-7263, (Note -- no longer at its old 21 Grand Ave. address!)

SATURDAY (Sept. 28): Hans Fjellestad's documentary on Tijuana border culture, Frontier Life, with sections on underground street racing clubs, water, and Nortec music, a bicultural fusion of regional Mexican folk music and U.S./Euro-electronica. Live music by Titicacaman. $8 9 p.m.


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.

DAILY: Isat Batsry's These Are Not My Images (Neither There Nor Here) (2000), a "poetic investigation" of ethnographic images of South India, screens through Oct. 13 at noon.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival offers Ruth Walk's The Balcony (2000), a video about Yiddish theater actor Israel Becker and his long career. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Sept. 27): A monthlong series of the films of Italian thrillmeister Mario Bava concludes with Kidnapped, shot in 1974 but only edited (by Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas) and released now, here, tonight. $6 7, 9 p.m.

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