Reps Etc.

SATURDAY (April 26): WonderCon -- Under the Horns (Jason Lethert, 2003), a history of Daredevil, before or after Ben Affleck, we're not sure 8 p.m. Unwound (Jeff Cioletti, 2003) explores the world of toy robots 8:45 p.m. The revival of classic burlesque by "tassel-twirling feminist minxes" is chronicled in Augusta's documentary The Velvet Hammer (2003) 10 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 27): Bandai Comedy Weekend -- The Christmas and Spring movies of the Love Hina series, plus episodes of Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Please Teacher 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


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: Robert Schwentke's Tattoo (Germany, 2002). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 25-May 1): Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-Ever (Sweden, 2002). See Opening for review. Call for times.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $8 for this week's one regular program, on Wednesday; 931-FILM,, and $10 for SFIFF programs. The 46th San Francisco International Film Festival screens at this venue through May 1. See our SFIFF coverage beginning on Page 43. 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 Spike Lee's oppositional film from year one of Bush I, Do the Right Thing (1989). Where¹s the equivalent oppositional film from the era of Bush II? 3 p.m. SFIFF -- The old make love in Too Young to Die (Park, Korea) 7 p.m. The Man of the Year (Fonseca, Brazil) 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: SFIFF -- Doing Time (Yoichi, Japan) 7 p.m. Our Times (Bani-Etemad, Iran) 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: SFIFF -- The Century of the Self Parts 3 and 4 (Curtis, U.K.) 4 p.m. Cry Woman (Bingjian, China) 7 p.m. Marooned in Iraq (Ghobadi, Iran) 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFIFF -- Lost Boys of Sudan (Shenk and Mylan, U.S.) 2 p.m. My Terrorist (Gerstal, Israel) and For My Children (Aviad, Israel) 4:15 p.m. Waiting for Happiness (Sissako, Mauritania) 7 p.m. Dark Side of the Heart 2 (Subiela, Argentina) 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFIFF -- The Same River Twice (Moss, U.S.) 1 p.m. Woman of Water (Sugimori, Japan) 3:15 p.m. Bus 174 (Padilha, Brazil) 6 p.m. A Peck on the Cheek (Ratnam, India) 8:45 p.m.

MONDAY: SFIFF -- The Weather Underground (Green and Siegel, U.S.), praised by our Michael Fox as "a profound and profoundly relevant salute to idealism, its limits and its costs" 7 p.m. Stones in the Sky (Rocha, Brazil) 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFIFF -- "Cautionary Tales" (shorts) 7 p.m. Historias Mnimas (Sorín, Argentina) 9:15 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 (April 24): A "Thrillville" screening of one of the all-time great noirs, Nicholas Ray¹s In a Lonely Place (1950) -- "today, it doesn't matter at all." Noir specialist Eddie Muller in person. $6 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 27): Del Shores¹ cult comedy about a wacky family in Texas, Sordid Lives (2000) -- which they can't get enough of in Palm Springs, where it's been running continuously for months -- screens as a benefit for the Oakland/East Bay Gay Men's Chorus. Cast includes Bonnie Bedelia, Delta Burke, Beau Bridges, and Olivia Newton-John. $8 6, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY (April 29): Denzel Washington's Antwone Fisher (2002) screens as a benefit for Oakland's Parental Stress Service. $8 6:30 p.m.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9 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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Andrzej Wajda's Zemsta (Poland, 2001) 6:45, 8:50 p.m. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, Australia, 2002) 6:30 p.m. Amandla! (Lee Hirsch, U.S./South Africa, 2002) 8:30 p.m. Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, Germany, 2002) 7:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: Aki Kaurismäki's The Man Without a Past (2002); see Opening for review. Call for times and other films.


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: Randal Kleiser's retro-1950s musical Grease (1978) 2, 7, 9:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: A cult comedy from Texas, Del Shores' Sordid Lives 7, 9:20 p.m.

FRIDAY: You're just another brick in Pink Floyd -- The Wall (Alan Parker, U.K., 1982) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: You're just another finger of The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, 1953), the Dr. Seussical musical, starring fashion plate Hans Conried in all of his do-me-do duds 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Salma Hayek tries on the Kahlo purple in Julie Taymor's Frida (2002) 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (April 29 & 30): Young woman, dead boyfriend -- Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar (U.K., 2002) 7:15, 9:25 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.

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