Reps Etc.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, 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: Steve Guttenberg's P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2002). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 24-30): Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards (Iran, 2000). 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: A UCB film history class open to the public offers an "Introduction to Film Terminology" by professor Marilyn Fabe 3 p.m. A video program of "Suburban Stasis" 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A series of new prints of films from postwar Germany begins with A Call Girl Named Rosemarie (Rolf Thiele, 1958) 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two postwar German comedies, Film Without a Title (Rudolf Jugert, 1948; 7:30 p.m.) and Aren't We Wonderful? (Kurt Hoffmann, 1958; 9:20 p.m.).

SATURDAY: A "Panel Discussion," with free admission, on postwar German cinema 3:30 p.m. Peter Lorre's good political thriller The Lost Man (1951) 7 p.m. An anti-Nazi film from the postwar rubble, The Murderers Are Among Us (Wolfgang Staudte, 1946) 9 p.m.

SUNDAY: A Children's Film Festival screening of "The Best of Children's Storybooks" 1 p.m. For teenagers -- A Place Named Destiny (Paul Ginocchio, 2002), on the Oakland youth performers program 3 p.m. From postwar Germany, the musical Bonjour Kathrin (Karl Anton, 1955; 5:30 p.m.) and a cross-dressing comedy that inspired Some Like It Hot, Fanfares of Love (Kurt Hoffmann, 1951; 7:25 p.m.).

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: "Magus, Myth, and Lyrical Film," an avant-garde sampler. Part 1 features Kenneth Anger's biker epic Scorpio Rising (1963) and Bruce Baillie's Mass for the Dakota Sioux (1964) at 7 p.m., while in Part 2 (8:45 p.m.) we find Marie Menken's Notebook (mid-1940s to late 1960s). Gregory Markopoulos' Twice a Man (1963) screens in both shows.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

THURSDAY (Jan. 23): Hal Ashby's age-busting comedy Harold and Maude (1971) screens as a benefit for the Midnight Special Law Collective. If you want to be free, be free. $8 6:30, 9:15 p.m.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $8.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: An Andrei Tarkovsky series concludes with his autobiographical The Mirror (U.S.S.R., 1975) 7 p.m. Doris Dörrie's Naked (Nackt) (Germany, 2002) continues; see Ongoing for review. Call for other films and times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for films and 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: Mostly Martha (Sandra Nettelbeck, Germany, 2002), a good romantic comedy about a control-freak chef 2, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Documentarian Kirby Dick (Sick, Derrida) supervised and edited Chain Camera (2001), the results of 10 video cameras being passed along by L.A. high school students 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & 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.

DAILY: A new print of Luchino Visconti's amazing Italian melodrama Rocco and His Brothers (1960), with five brothers from the country seeking a better life in Milan; see Opening for review 5, 8:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 1:30 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: Steve Guttenberg's P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2002). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 24-30): Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards (Iran, 2000). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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. Closed Mondays.

WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival presents Amos Gitaiby's House (Israel, 1980), tracing history through the home's Palestinian and Jewish occupants over 40 years. $7 7:30 p.m.

STARTS SATURDAY: Weekly screenings of works by Swedish video artists begin today and continue through April 13. On Saturdays, Annika Larsson's Cigar; on Sundays, Larsson's 40-15; on Tuesdays, Annee Olofsson's You Need Her and You Want Her Golden Hair. Continuous loop, free with gallery admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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