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Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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924 GILMAN STREET

924 Gilman (at Ninth Street), Berkeley, (510) 525-9926 and gilmanbooking@hotmail.com for more information. $5.

SATURDAY (Jan. 11): The Lost Film Festival, a traveling show of short films with an anarchist, anti-globalization bent, materializes in the Bay Area this weekend, with works including Piefight '69 (Sam Green/Christian Bruno), footage of a pie attack at the San Francisco Film Festival; The Horribly Stupid Stunt Which Has Resulted in His Untimely Death (The Yes Men); Gigi From 9 to 5 (Joanne Nucho); Lego Trilogy (Rob Weychert); Crowd Bites Wolf (Guerillavision); Social Distortion, a 1988 Canadian TV documentary on punk rock; and Anarchy Carpet (Siketrike), about a carpet that "roams the streets of Baltimore convincing the kids that a life of egalitarian cooperation would be more fun than living under consumer capitalism." A "Stay for Copy & Destroy" zine tour follows. Program also screens at Mission Records in S.F. and Spazport in Berkeley; see separate entries 4 p.m.

CASTRO

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: Erland Josephson takes atomic war upon himself in Andrei Tarkovsky's last film, The Sacrifice (Sweden, 1986) 1, 4:15, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Opening Night of 2003's Berlin & Beyond Film Festival of German-language cinema screens Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, Germany, 2001). Opening Night Party, $25 6:30 p.m. Film only, $10 8 p.m. See Night & Day, Page 26, for more on the fest.

FRIDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- White Noise 4:30 p.m. Bungalow 7 p.m. Ulrich Seidel's Austrian document Dog Days 9:45 p.m.

SATURDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- A reworking of the venerable "city symphony" genre, Thomas Schadt's Berlin: Symphony takes a cool modern look at today's capital. Recommended noon. Crazy About Paris 2:30 p.m. Jeans 5:15 p.m. Doris Dörrie's latest, Naked 7:30 p.m. Tattoo 10:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- A series of revived postwar German films screens the comedy I Often Think of Piroschka (1955) noon. "The Best of German Film Schools" 2 p.m. Viennese film buffs congregate in Bellaria -- As Long as We Live 4:15 p.m. Grill Point 7 p.m. Lovely Rita 9:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- Postwar German juvenile delinquents include Horst Buchholz in The Hooligans (Georg Tressler, Germany, 1956) 5 p.m. Something to Remind Me 7 p.m. Blue Moon 9:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- A late silent melodrama with a young Marlene Dietrich, The Women Men Yearn For (Curtis Bernhardt, Germany, 1929), with live organ accompaniment of Dennis James' original score. $10 7 p.m. Andy Warhol's old-country relatives puzzle over his fame in Absolut Warhola 9:30 p.m.

FINE ARTS CINEMA

2451 Shattuck (at Haste), Berkeley, (510) 848-1143 and www.fineartscinema.com. $7 save as noted. A winter season continues for this innovatively programmed art house.

WEDNESDAY: It's hot rodder heaven with two early-'70s classics, George Lucas' American Graffiti (1973; 7 p.m.) and Monte Hellman's flying circus Two-Lane Blacktop (1971; 9:05 p.m.), with James Taylor and Dennis Wilson as a pair of enigmatic grease monkeys. Highly recommended.

THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Jan. 9-15): Godfrey Reggio casts a jaundiced eye on 20th-century civilization in Koyaanisqatsi (1982; 7 p.m.), screening with Harmony Korine's plotless, jaundiced Gummo (1997; 8:45 p.m.).

FOREIGN CINEMA

2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.

DAILY (closed Mondays): James Bond vs. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, U.K., 1964), screening through Jan. 19 6:15, 8:15, 10:15 p.m.

JEZEBEL'S JOINT

510 Larkin (at Turk), 820-3907, www.sfindie.com. This "Rock 'n' Roll DJ Bar" offers an "SF IndieFest MicroCinema" Mondays through Fridays. All screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY: Nicolas Cage romances Valley Girl Deborah Foreman in Martha Coolidge's 1983 comedy 8 p.m.

THURSDAY: No film tonight -- it's Richard M. Nixon's birthday!

FRIDAY: Gibtown, a documentary about a retirement community for circus freaks 8 p.m.

MONDAY: Shopgirl Clara Bow proves to have It (Clarence Badger, 1927) in a justly popular 1920s comedy 8 p.m.

TUESDAY: John Carpenter's kung fu fighting Big Trouble in Little China (1986) 8 p.m.

MISSION RECORDS

2548 Mission (at 21st Street), 285-1550 and buzzwald2@hotmail.com for more information. $5.

MONDAY (Jan. 13): The Lost Film Festival alights here; see 924 Gilman Street entry for details. A "guerrilla screening" at the 16th Street BART station follows. Program also screens at Spazport in Berkeley; see separate entry 7 p.m.

OPERA PLAZA

601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. 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: Kim Ki-Duk's The Isle (Korea, 2000); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 10-16): Never mind the little man behind the curtain! It's Derrida (Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman, 2002). See Opening for review. Filmmakers in person on Friday. Call for times.

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