444 Jessie (one half block from Powell Street BART), 820-9669 for information on this program. This venue offers a "June Art Salon" this week.
WEDNESDAY (June 4): The works of more than two dozen filmmakers will screen in "Single Channel: Collaborating With the Moving Image," a program of highlights from Microcinema International's eight-year history. Also, jazz drummer Jerry Granelli will perform live on Pete Engelhart's musical sculptures 7 p.m.-midnight.
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: Bruce and Norman Yonemoto's industry satire Made in Hollywood (1990), with Patricia Arquette, screens with Chip Lord's Movie Map (2002), intercutting Vertigo and Bullitt views of San Francisco, and Diane Nerwen"s The Great Yiddish Love (2002), positing Marlene Dietrich and Nazi star Zarah Leander as lesbian lovers 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A series of the films of Nicholas Ray continues with Party Girl (1958; 7:30 p.m. ) and Hot Blood (1956; 9:15 p.m. ), two of his studio projects of the late '50s that display his mastery of color -- check out Cyd Charisse's red-on-red ensemble in Party Girl -- and the CinemaScope frame. The former's a gangster drama that looks like a musical, the latter stars Jane Russell as a Gypsy.
SATURDAY: One of Nicholas Ray's more personal projects, Wind Across the Everglades (1958; 4:30, 8:55 p.m. ), an ecological drama with the young Christopher Plummer, and another studio project, The True Story of Jesse James (1957; 7 p.m. ), with Robert Wagner in a part that needed Elvis Presley, whom Ray wanted to cast.
SUNDAY: Two of Vera Chytilova's more recent works, Prefab Story (Czechoslovakia, 1979; 5:30 p.m. ), depicting incompetence and corruption in the building of apartment blocks, and Wolf Chalet (1985; 7:30 p.m. ), an East Bloc variant on the Hollywood slasher film.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Filmmaker and parolee Joe Gibbons' autobiographical Confessions of a Sociopath (2001-3) headlines a program of personal films that includes Neil Goldberg's My Parents Read Dreams I've Had About Them and a history of birth control, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, by Tiffany Shlain 7:30 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.
FRIDAY (June 6): Oompa Loompas run amok in Mel Stuart's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 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.
THURSDAY (June 5): Thrillville presents a "Super Sexy Sci-Fi Rocket Roll Show" with both a live performance and a short film made by the Phenomenauts (2002 SF Weekly Music Award winner). Plus Zsa Zsa Gabor as Queen of Outer Space (Edward Bernds, 1958) and more. $8 9 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 8): The struggle against apartheid is chronicled in the musical documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch, 2002). Plus a live performance by the Vukani Mawethu Choir. $10 2 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.cafilm.org. $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: A spelling bee leaves kids Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2003) 6:30 p.m.; also Wed 9:10 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 7, 9 p.m. Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, Germany, 2002) 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: The Smith Rafael commemorates Bob Hope's centennial with one of his popular "Road" comedies with Bing Crosby, The Road to Utopia (Hal Walker, 1945; 7:30 p.m.) -- the one set in Alaska -- and the western spoof The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod, 1948; 8:50 p.m. ), with Jane Russell.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: The Smith Rafael screens Matthew Barney's complete Cremaster Cycle here through June 12. For starters, Cremaster 3 (2002), which ends with a race up the ramp of the Guggenheim Fri 7:15 p.m.; Sat 3, 7:15 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m.
SATURDAY: Bob Hope -- The Road to Utopia 2 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Cremaster 1 (1995), "a musical revue performed on the blue Astroturf playing field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho," and Cremaster 2 (1999), with Norman Mailer as Harry Houdini -- let's not forget the bees. Complete shows at 6:30, 9 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (June 10 & 11): Matthew Barney's a satyr on the Isle of Man in Cremaster 4 (1994), screening with Cremaster 5 (1997), a dream opera set in 19th-century Budapest. Complete shows at 6:45, 9 p.m.
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