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SUNDAY (Dec. 8): A tribute to the late pilot and filmmaker Robert Fulton (1939-2002), whose works were created with a custom-made wing-mounted Arriflex, screens Starlight, Path of Cessation, Wilderness, A Country in the Mind, and the Fulton documentary The Journals of a Solitary Aviator 7:30 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: Daughter From Danang (Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 6-12): Christian Frei's documentary War Photographer (Switzerland, 2001); 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: Two classic early 1930s musicals -- the first official pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich, 1934; 7:30 p.m.), and 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, 1932; 5:50, 9:30 p.m.), the still-famous Depression-era hit with Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, and choreography by Busby Berkeley.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Beauteous Gene Tierney stars in two good dramas from 20th Century Fox, the classic mystery about a detective who falls for a dead woman, Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944; 3:55, 7:30 p.m.), and the supernatural romance The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1947; 5:35, 9:05 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.

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.

THURSDAY (Dec. 5): Digital work from New Yorker Nisi Jacobs includes New York, New Sounds, New Spaces (A Digital Postcard) and the post-Sept. 11 audio-collage Dishing. Also screening are local filmmaker Robert Fox's Orthogoal Scores and History of Depression, Parts I-III 7:30 p.m.

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