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THURSDAY (July 17): A six-week series of "Hong Kong Movie Madness" continues. Jet Li stars in Fist of Legend (Gordon Chan, 1994), plus a dubbed version of Street Fighter (Jing Wong, 1994), with Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung. Call for times.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): David Lynch's insufferable Wild at Heart (1990).


510 Larkin (at Turk), 345-9832, This "Rock 'n' Roll DJ Bar" offers an "S.F. IndieFest MicroCinema" Tuesday through Friday (most weeks). Screenings are followed by DJ music at 10 p.m. Free save as noted.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Jon Moritsugu's Scumrock (2003) satirizes the local indie artist scene. $5 8 p.m.

TUESDAY: Alfred Hitchcock's end-of-the-world-in-Bodega-Bay movie The Birds (1962) 8 p.m.


2700 Saratoga (near West Red Line), Alameda, (510) 740-0220, $7. A new series of classic films screening in 35mm plays this summer in the Alameda facilities of Auctions by the Bay.

FRIDAY (July 18): The series' debut feature is the evergreen Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941). Any sleds for auction? 7, 9:30 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $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: A two-month series of campy takes on immorality, "Excess of Evil," screens Outer Limits producer Leslie Stevens' offbeat horror film Incubus (1966), with William Shatner in the only feature film ever made in Esperanto. Producer Anthony Taylor in person 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A two-week series of the films of Finland's Aki Kaurismäki concludes with Juha (1999), a silent film about a love triangle made with titles and an orchestral score 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Episodes 1-3 of a newly restored melodramatic serial, La Maison du mystère (Alexandre Volkoff, France, 1923). Episode 3 is titled Ambition in the Service of Hatred, which would be a good title for any series' third episode (are you listening, George Lucas?) 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: La Maison du mystère Episodes 4-7. The finale screens next Thursday 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: F.W. Murnau's "song of two humans," Sunrise (1927), a classic late silent film, Hollywood German style 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: A series of the films of Lithuania's Sarunas Bartas continues with The House (1997), a dreamlike visit to a home full of odd imagery 7:30 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 (July 17): The big green hero is back, and we don't mean the Hulk -- it's Gamera 2: Legion (Japan, 1996), with a special greeting to Parkway audiences from director Shusuke Kaneko. Also, an episode of Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. $6 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (July 20): Animal Crackers -- not the Marx Brothers comedy but an educational video with animated sequences "for people who are crazy about animals or just plain crazy" 3 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), 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: A spelling bee leaves kids Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2003) 6:30, 8:40 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 7, 9 p.m. The restored western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, Italy, 1966) 7 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: The return of the popular documentary Rivers and Tides (Thomas Reidelsheimer, U.K., 2001); see Ongoing for review. Spellbound and Winged Migration continue. Call for times.

SATURDAY: "An Evening With Art Clokey and Gumby" offers fans of the green clay animator a chance to see him personally introduce his cartoons, including rarities such as Gumbasia and Mandala. $10 7 p.m.


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 & THURSDAY: S/M gets green-stamped in Claes Lilja's undocked doc Beyond Vanilla; see Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Frances McDormand is a hippie power mom in Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon (2003) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4;15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Christian Frei's War Photographer (2001) documents the career of shooter James Nachtwey in Indonesia, Kosovo, and Palestine 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (July 22 & 23): Stanley Kubrick's atomic satire Dr. Strangelove (1964) 7:15, 9:15 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 USA.

WEDNESDAY: What I Want My Words to Do to You: Voices From Inside a Women's Maximum Security Prison (Madeleine Gavin, Judith Katz, Gary Sunshine, 2003) documents a writing workshop led by Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues). See Ongoing for review 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Ramones: End of the Century (Michael Gramaglia, Jim Fields, 2003) "relives every up, down, and in-between of the seminal punk rockers' 20+ years career, charting addictions, lineup changes and other roads to ruin." Filmmakers in person. $8 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

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