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MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: "Absolute Animation and Graphic Cinema," experimental classics by Harry Smith, Jordan Belson, Robert Breer, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage 7:30 p.m.


2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, $5. This beautifully restored picture palace's ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.

FRIDAY (Jan. 31): Sean Connery takes on Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964) 8 p.m.


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. 30): Ray Dennis Steckler, tributed Wednesday at the Fine Arts, celebrates his birthday at the Parkway by screening his Batman satire Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1967), Goofs on the Loose (1960), and The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood (1967). $7 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (Feb. 4): Oakland filmmaker Chris Horvath's Leisure (2001), about five childhood friends on a hot summer's day at Cato's bar on Piedmont. Digital video; filmmaker in person 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.


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: "For Your Consideration," a series screening Best Foreign Film nominees from several countries, shows the Czech comedy Wild Bees (Bohdan Sláma, 2001) 7 p.m. A French-Canadian comedy-adventure about a womanizing cameraman, Soft Shell Man (André Turpin, 2001) 9:15 p.m. Also, Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, Australia, 2002) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, Germany, 2001) 6:30 p.m. Doris Dörrie's Naked (Nackt) (Germany, 2002) 8:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

THURSDAY: Wild Bees 7 p.m. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Paul Justman, 2002); see Ongoing for review 9 p.m. Rabbit-Proof Fence 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Rivers and Tides 6:30 p.m. Naked (Nackt) 8:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton, Luis Pepe, U.K., 2002) and Shanghai Ghetto (Dana Janklowicz-Mann, Amir Mann, 2002); see Opening for reviews. Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and Rivers and Tides continue. Call theater for times.

SUNDAY: "Beyond Borders," an international children's series, screens Long Live the Queen! (Esmé Lammers, Netherlands, 1995), about a young girl who thinks her unknown father is a chess champion. English subtitles read over earphones 1 p.m. A weekly Pre-Code Hollywood series introduced by Mick LaSalle begins with Ernst Lubitsch's witty and delightful The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), screening in an archival print 7 p.m.


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 THROUGH SATURDAY: American Mullet (Jennifer Arnold, 2002) documents the history of a truly awful hairstyle 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m., Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Mikhail Kalazov's eye-popping agitprop I Am Cuba (U.S.S.R., 1964) 8 p.m.; also Sun 2, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Feb. 4 & 5): Matt Ehling's Urban Warrior (2002) documents the incursion of military battle techniques into American cities 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 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.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Uli Edel's glum tale of urban degradation Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed & Sat 2, 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Richard Brooks' docudrama In Cold Blood (1967), from the true tale as told by Truman Capote 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: A serial killer's spree is recorded and embellished by a camera crew in Remy Belvaux's Man Bites Dog (Belgium, 1992) 7, 9:15 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: Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards (Iran, 2000). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 31-Feb. 6): Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann's Shanghai Ghetto (2002). See Opening for review. Call for times. Filmmakers in person Feb. 1.


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 & THURSDAY: The joint is Bogarted by The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946; 7:30 p.m.) and Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942; 5:35, 9:35 p.m.).

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A pair of tough early noirs, with the tiny pair of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake -- This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle, 1942; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:10 p.m.) and The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall, 1946; 5:40, 9:05 p.m.).

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


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.

DAILY: Continuous loop screenings by Swedish video artists through April 13 -- On Wednesdays, Annka Ström's The Artist Live; on Thursdays, Ström's Ten New Love Songs; on Fridays, Anneè Olofsson's Ricochet and The Thrill Is Gone; on Saturdays, Annika Larsson's Cigar; on Sundays, Larsson's 40-15; on Tuesdays, Anneè Olofsson's You Need Her and You Want Her Golden Hair. Free with gallery admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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