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 Havana1:30 p.m.A House With a View of the Sea4 p.m.Taxi for Three, with director Orlando Lubbert in person 6:15 p.m.The Escape8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: Latino Film Festival -- "Youth in Video" free 11 a.m.The Invisible Children $5 1 p.m.Loco Fever3 p.m.Herod's Law, with actor Damián Alcazar in person 5:15 p.m.Anita Takes a Chance8:20 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.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Ted Bundy (Matthew Bright, 2002); see Opening for review 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
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.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6): The Goethe-Institut screens The Fall of the Wall (Wolfgang Dresscher, 2000), from a German TV series about the end of Communist East Germany. $6 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (Nov. 7): The San Francisco Cinematheque presents a program of handmade films by Robert Schaller and Mary Beth Reed, including Montessori Sword Fight. $7 7:30 p.m.
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.