GOLDEN GATE 303
303 Columbus (at Broadway), 955-9080. Free with meal. This venue now offers "Dinner and a Movie," with a Pacino/De Niro series in April, plus weekend shows. Sound played over loudspeakers.
THURSDAY: De Niro's the daring electrician of Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) 7 p.m.
FRIDAY: Pacino ascends in The Godfather (Francis Coppola, 1972) 7 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Call for program.
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: The L.A. punk scene circa 1980 oddly anticipates life in America in 2003, with bands named Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Fear, Germs, and X -- all featured in The Decline of Western Civilization (Penelope Spheeris, 1982) 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: A spoof spy movie, The Girls From H.A.R.M., in its Bay Area premiere 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: Coke Sams' Existo (2001) posits a televangelist-ruled future 8 p.m.
MONDAY: "Silent Monday" offers Charlie Chaplin's comic melodrama The Kid (1921) 8 p.m.
TUESDAY: Zhao Li's reputedly bizarre Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave (Hong Kong, 1982) 8 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing offers an April series on infidelity shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
Action Theater, Second Floor, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6098. Sony hosts screenings of popular anime series from Bandai Entertainment this month. Free.
SUNDAY (April 20): A Ronin Warrior weekend screens episodes of the series about Earth's "last line of defense against Talpa and his supernatural army" continuously 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
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: Zhang Ke Jia's Unknown Pleasures (China, 2002). See Ongoing for more. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 18-24): Robert Schwentke's Tattoo (Germany, 2002). See Opening for review. Call for times.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $8, second show $2 for regular programs; 931-FILM, www.sffs.org, and $10 for SFIFF programs. The 46th San Francisco International Film Festival screens at this venue from this Friday through May 1. See our SFIFF coverage beginning on Page 44. 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 screens Akira Kurosawa's heartfelt Ikiru (1952) 3 p.m. Paul Kos hosts "Sympathetic Vibrations," a program of videos from the Bay Area conceptual-art world 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: No program this evening.
FRIDAY: SFIFF -- The Century of the Self Parts 1 and 2 (Curtis, U.K.) 4 p.m. Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul, Thailand) 7 p.m. Infernal Affairs (Lau and Mak, Hong Kong) 9:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: SFIFF -- Swing (Gatliff, France) 2 p.m. The Trilogy I: On the Run (Belvaux, France) 4:15 p.m. The Trilogy II: An Amazing Couple 7 p.m. Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (Maddin, Canada) 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: SFIFF -- He Who Must Die (Dassin, France, 1957) 1:30 p.m. The Day I Will Never Forget (Longinotto, U.K.) 4 p.m. Untouched by the West (Depardon, France) 6:15 p.m. The Trilogy III: After Life 8:45 p.m.
MONDAY: SFIFF -- The Death of Klinghoffer (Woolcock, U.K.) 7 p.m. Eat, Sleep, No Women (Stadler, Germany) 9:45 p.m.
TUESDAY: SFIFF -- Pat O'Neill's feature The Decay of Fiction plus two short films by the master of optical printing 7 p.m. Oliver Stone does Castro in Comandante 9:15 p.m.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642. The tourist showplace maintains a nice theater, used for occasional visiting film programs.
THURSDAY (April 17): The Sawtooth Film Festival's "Elements of Adrenaline" screens short adventure films from Teton Gravity Research and others featuring kayaking, mountain biking, kite boarding, skiing, and unicycling. $10 8 p.m.
2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com. $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.
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.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.finc.org. $8.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
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