TUESDAY: Call for title and times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975).
510 Larkin (at Turk), 820-3907, www.sfindie.com. This "Rock 'n' Roll DJ Bar" offers an "S.F. IndieFest MicroCinema" Monday through Friday (most weeks). Screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free.
WEDNESDAY: Bicycling philosophers out to rid the world of cars might still take care to avoid being called Pedalphiles, while the business side of pop music's the subject of Money for Nothing 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Living in Missouri (Shaun Peterson, 2001) addresses "childhood friendships, broken down marriages, personal betrayal, and long repressed desires" 8 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Call venue for program.
1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555. "Free admission, hot popcorn, cold drinks every last Wednesday of the month." Captioned.
LINCOLN PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
31st Avenue & Clement, 751-1140 or Lppchurch@earthlink.net to RSVP or for info. Free.
WEDNESDAY (March 26): "Pictures of War," a movie and discussion series, offers a forum for thinking out loud about cinematic depictions of battle. Tonight, MASH (Robert Altman, 1970) presents a Vietnam-era look at the Korean War 7:30 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing offers a March series of courtroom dramas on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
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.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $8, second show $2. 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 & THURSDAY: Closed for Spring Break.
SATURDAY: Rarely screened Polish films adapting Lem -- Test Pilot Pirx (Marek Piestrak, 1979), about a robot space traveler, and a short by Andrzej Wajda, Roly Poly (1968), both at 7 p.m. Edward Zebrowski's The Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979; 9:30 p.m.) tells of the Nazi takeover of an insane asylum.
SUNDAY: Solaris (1972) 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Frederick Wiseman's documentary Meat (1976; 3 p.m.) shows just how cattle are turned into beef, in graphic detail. Filmmaker in person. In the evening, Wiseman's justly celebrated High School (1968; 7 p.m.) shows torpor and conformity in Philadelphia.
TUESDAY: A three-Tuesday series of films on the Black Panthers commences with All Power to the People! (Lee Lew Lee, 1997) 7 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $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.
TUESDAY (April 1): A small-time dealer gets in trouble with his boss in Desmond Gumbs' independent feature Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2002) 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, www.finc.org. $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: Mark Moskowitz's Stone Reader (2002) 6:30, 9:05 p.m. Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (Russia, 2002) 7, 9:15 p.m. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, Australia, 2002) 6:45 p.m. Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer, Austria, 2002) 8:45 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
STARTS FRIDAY: Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention (Palestine, 2002); see Opening for review. Russian Ark and Rabbit-Proof Fence continue. Call for times.
SATURDAY: A five-day celebration of the life and films of the late tough-guy director Sam Fuller begins with the classic noir Pickup on South Street (1952; 7 p.m.), with Fuller's widow and occasional star Christa Lang Fuller in person. She then presents one of Fuller's most offbeat films, The Naked Kiss (1964; 9 p.m.). Industrial-strength cinema!
SUNDAY: Mika Kaurismaki's Tigero (Finland, 1994; 4, 9 p.m.) returns Fuller (and buddy Jim Jarmusch) to the Amazon jungle where he'd tried to make a film 40 years earlier. One of Fuller's best and most personal films, Park Row (1952; 7 p.m.), celebrates independent American tabloid journalism, back in the day before the tabs shilled for raw power.
MONDAY: Barbara Stanwyck is "the woman with the whip" in Fuller's CinemaScope western Forty Guns (1957; 7 p.m.).
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (April 1 & 2): Emil Weiss' documentary portraits of Fuller, Tell Me Sam (1989) and Falkenau the Impossible, the latter a review and screening of the footage Fuller shot at a concentration camp he helped liberate in 1945 7 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.
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