OPENS FRIDAY: The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Eugene Jerecki, 2002) and Heaven (Tom Tykwer, 2002) ; see Ongoing for reviews. I'm Going Home and Rivers and Tides continue. Call for times.
FRIDAY: Latino Film Festival -- Violet Perfume, with director Maryse Sistach in person 6:30 p.m. Brave New Land, with director Lucía Murat in person 9:10 p.m.
SATURDAY: Latino Film Festival -- Great Day in Havana 1:30 p.m. A House With a View of the Sea 4 p.m. Taxi for Three, with director Orlando Lubbert in person 6:15 p.m. The Escape 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: Latino Film Festival -- "Youth in Video" free 11 a.m. The Invisible Children $5 1 p.m. Loco Fever 3 p.m. Herod's Law, with actor Damián Alcazar in person 5:15 p.m. Anita Takes a Chance 8:20 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.
DAILY: Chris Marker's three-hour history of the successes and failures of the left, worldwide, in the 1960s and 1970s, A Grin Without a Cat (France, 1978/1993), gets its San Francisco premiere Wed 2, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs & Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 2, 5:30, 9 p.m.; Mon & Tues 7:30 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.
TUESDAY: Call theater for program.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $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 (Nov. 6 & 7): I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira, France, 2001); see Ongoing 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 THROUGH FRIDAY: Preston Sturges' pitch-black musical comedy Unfaithfully Yours (1948; 7:30 p.m.) screens with the Marx Brothers' deconstruction of high culture, A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935; 5:45, 9:25 p.m.).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: James Stewart sees the spirit of democracy in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939; 3:15, 7:30 p.m.), and a giant invisible bunny rabbit in Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950; 5:35, 9:50 p.m.), two very different roles that show his great range as an actor.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed.
DAILY (closed Mondays): Screenings of "Bay Area Now 3" programs of recent documentaries continue through Jan. 12, free with gallery admission. On Wednesdays, children speak freely in No Dumb Questions (Melissa Regan, 2001) and She Wants to Talk to You (Anita Chang, 2001); on Thursdays, See How They Run (Emily Morse, Kelly Duane, and Tony Saxe, 2001) the 2000 mayor's race; on Fridays, a roller derby queen is Demon of the Derby (Sharon Marie Rutter, 2001); on Saturdays, the dot-com era's Boom! The Sound of Eviction (Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark Liiv, Adams Wood, 2001) is recalled; on Sundays, a profile of lovely life in Livermore (Rachel Raney and David Murray, 2002); on Tuesdays, Artists in Exile: A Story of Modern Dance in San Francisco by Austin Forbord and Shelley Trott (2000) noon.
FRIDAY (Nov. 8): "On Film Not Video," a series devoted to artists who haven't gone over to digital, screens Terry Zwigoff's Louie Bluie (1985), a documentary about 76-year-old musician Howard Armstrong. $6 8-11 p.m.
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