Reps Etc.


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: Takashi Miike's The Happiness of the Katakuris (Japan, 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 1-7): I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira, France, 2001); 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: The life of roller derby queen Ann Calvello is told in Demon of the Derby (Sharon Marie Rutter, 2001), with filmmaker, star, and other derby greats in person 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Mario Bava's restored horror trilogy Black Sabbath (1963), with Boris Karloff as a Russian vampire, screening in its original European version with different music and editing than the American release 8 p.m.

FRIDAY: A series of Austrian Ulrich Seidl's documentaries begins with Losses to Be Expected (1992; 7 p.m.), about two towns two miles apart on either side of the Czech-Austrian border; and The Bosom Friend (1997; 9:30 p.m.), about a math teacher obsessed with film actress Senta Berger's breasts. You can't make this stuff up.

SATURDAY: Seidl's version of suburban hell, Austrian-style, the part-fictional Dog Days (2001; 7 p.m.), screening with Animal Love (1995; 9 p.m.), about Austrians creepily obsessed with their pets.

SUNDAY: A panel discussion on the response of Soviet avant-garde artists to the experimental cinema of the 1920s 2 p.m. Dziga Vertov's justly celebrated, dizzying documentary The Man With a Movie Camera (U.S.S.R., 1929), "starring" the director's brother, Mikhail Kaufman, as the ubiquitous cine eye 5:30 p.m. Mikhail Kaufman's own experimental documentary, In Spring (U.S.S.R., 1929) 7 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. John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge (1960) introduces race into his beloved 7th Cavalry in the person of noble sergeant Woody Strode 3 p.m. Ang Lee's tasteful Jane Austen adaption Sense and Sensibility (U.K., 1995) 7 p.m.

TUESDAY: "Living Color," a program of experimental color shorts, with works by Len Lye, Rose Lowder, and Paul Sharits 7:30 p.m.


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: Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002) 7, 9:15 p.m. Merci pour le chocolat (Claude Chabrol, France, 2000) 6:45 p.m. The Man From Elysian Fields (George Hickenlooper, 2001) 9 p.m. Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, Germany, 2001) 6:30 p.m. The Last Kiss (Gabriele Muccino, Italy, 2001) 8:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira, France, 2001); see Opening for review. Secretary, The Last Kiss, and Rivers and Tides continue. Call for times.


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: F.W. Murnau's still-fanged vampire classic Nosferatu (Germany, 1922) gets an 80th-anniversary screening with live music by Jill Tracy & the Malcontent Orchestra. $10 7:30, 9:30 p.m. The same film screens, as silent as a vampire, for $4.50 at 2 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: An evil monkey stalks the city, and only Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent, and Livan Hernandez can stop him in The Powerpuff Girls Movie (Craig McCracken, 2002). Come dressed as your favorite Powerpuff character on Halloween for a free bowl of popcorn 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Contemporary freight-train hoppers tell tales of the rails in Catching Out (Sarah George, 2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.


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

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Dog Soldiers (Neil Marshall, U.K., 2002); see Ongoing for review 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The sixth annual Cinemayaat Arab Film Festival screens here this weekend. Tonight, from Egypt, A Girl's Secret 7:30 p.m. From Palestine, Rana's Wedding 9:45 p.m.

SATURDAY: Cinemayaat -- From Egypt, Lili and other short films noon. From Iraq, The Mute and shorts 2 p.m. Gaza Strip (2002) 4 p.m. "September 11 Program" 6 p.m. Melody of a Water Wheel 7:30 p.m. From Lebanon, When Maryam Spoke Out (2001) 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Cinemayaat -- From Lebanon, Suspended Dreams noon. From Lebanon, So Near, Yet So Far 2 p.m. 500 Dunam on the Moon (USA/France) 4 p.m. From Egypt, The High School Year 5:45 p.m. From Palestine, Olive Harvest 8 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Scott Ritter's In Shifting Sands (2002), billed as "The Truth About UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq" 7, 9:15 p.m.


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: Takashi Miike's The Happiness of the Katakuris (Japan, 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

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