Reps Etc.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 8-10): Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, Australia, 2002); see Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:20 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 & THURSDAY: James Longley's documentary Gaza Strip (2002) has been praised for its cinéma vérité approach to the life of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 4-10): Gaza Strip (5, 8 p.m., plus Sat, Sun, & Wed 2 p.m.) continues, double-billed with a critical look at Gulf War I, Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (Audrey Brohy, Gerard Ungerman, 2000; 6:30, 9:30 p.m., plus Sat, Sun, & Wed 3:30 p.m.). Hidden Wars screens with an excellent short film by Victoria Gamburg, Right Road Lost.


S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 822-2885, $7 save as noted. The San Francisco Cinematheque specializes in avant-garde, historical, and experimental films at venues around the Bay Area, including the Yerba Buena Center (see separate entry).

SUNDAY (April 6): New DVs by veteran Ernie Gehr, City and Glider ("Futuristic, yet ancient" -- Gehr) 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: Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention (Palestine, 2002). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 4-10): Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirô Watanabe, Japan, 2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.


Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263 and This newly refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention (Palestine, 2002). See Ongoing for review 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: Theater closed.

SATURDAY: Divine Intervention 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY: Divine Intervention 4, 6 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


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 doings at Boris Karloff's nightclub comprise Night World (Hobart Henley, 1932; 7:30 p.m.), while zeppelins and marriage flame up in the bizarre Madame Satan (Cecil B. DeMille, 1930; 5:30, 8:40 p.m.).

FRIDAY: Two very good '40s films by émigré European filmmakers, Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window (1944; 7:30 p.m.) -- screening in an original nitrate print -- and Max Ophuls' Caught (1949; 5:50, 9:20 p.m.). Edward G. Robinson is a professor caught up in murder by bad luck in the former, and Barbara Bel Geddes is a model caught up in marriage to a madman (Robert Ryan, channeling Howard Hughes) in the latter.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Two noirs directed by Anthony Mann after his move from Poverty Row to plush MGM -- a brutal INS-themed drama, Border Incident (1949; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 4:10 p.m.), and Side Street (1950; 5:55, 9:15 p.m.), a mild entry with Farley Granger.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $6 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, Annika 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, Olofsson's You Need Her and You Want Her Golden Hair. Free with gallery admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (April 2): The Goethe-Institut screens Tangled Roots (2001), a personal documentary by Heidi Schmidt Emberling probing her relatives' behavior during World War II. $6 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (April 3): The S.F. Cinematheque presents Karen Johannesen and Sheri Wills in person with their handmade, hand-colored, impressionistic films. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (April 4): Flamboyant, never fully appreciated crime director Phil Karlson is profiled over three weeks with screenings (tonight) of the vigilante justice tale The Phenix City Story (1955), followed by Tight Spot (1955), with Edward G. Robinson trying to save a criminal (Ginger Rogers) he's assigned to watch 7 p.m.

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