Reps Etc.

MONDAY: AFF -- Map of Sex and Love 12:15 p.m. A prisoner escapes into the "forest of resurrection" in the fantasy Versus (Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 2002) 3 p.m. A hit man seeks punishment in the graphic Ichi the Killer (Miike Takashi, Japan, 2001) 5:25 p.m. Golden Key 7:40 p.m. Mother and daughter bicker and bond in Eliana Eliana (Riri Riza, Indonesia, 2002) 9:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: AFF -- Whispering Sand 12:15 p.m. Eliana, Eliana 2:25 p.m. Kwam Rian 4:15 p.m. Double Agent 7:15 p.m. Ichi the Killer 9:35 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 (Aug. 15): The ever-popular wartime romance Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) 7, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (Aug. 16): The ever-popular Hollywood musical Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1952) 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 The Brotherhood of Satan (Bernard McEveety, 1971), with Strother Martin leading a pack of Satanists -- and who better than one of Sam Peckinpah's stock company of berserkers? 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A children's dance troupe in war-torn Chechnya is the subject of Jos De Putter's documentary The Damned and the Sacred (Netherlands, 2002) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Czech horror-fantasy series screens Zbynek Brynych's highly praised The Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965; 7:30 p.m. ), set in Nazi-occupied Prague, and Karel Kachyna's The Ear (1969; 9:30 p.m. ), a very good film about a communist functionary and his wife who suspect that they're being bugged.

SATURDAY: The third stanza of Wang Bing's nine-hour documentary about China's northeastern industrial zone, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks -- Part Three: Rails (2003) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: W.C. Fields stars in his justly praised late comedy The Bank Dick (Edward Cline, 1940) -- he's the Prospero of this Tempest 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Hungarian documentarian Péter Forgács' study of political thinker István Bibó, A Bibó Reader (2001; 7:30 p.m. ), screens with Chris Marker's new cine-essay Remembrance of Things to Come (France, 2002; 9 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 (Aug. 14): An evening of "Tiki-sploitation" features the live dance troupe the Devil-Ettes, shorts by Otto Von Stroheim, and Roger Corman's She Gods of Shark Reef (1957). $8 7:30, 10 p.m.

SUNDAY (Aug. 17): "Black in the Life," the 2003 Oakland International Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival, screens features and shorts on projected video. Programs begin at 3 p.m. Features include Kali's Vibe (Shari Carpenter, 2001; 3:15 p.m. ) and Dakan (Mohamad Camara, Guinea, 1997; 6 p.m. ). See for more.

TUESDAY (Aug. 19): Local filmmaker Brien Burroughs' Suckerfish (1999), a black comedy set in the world of pet supplies 9:15 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: The Weather Underground (Sam Green and Bill Siegel, 2003) Wed 9 p.m.; Thurs 6:45, 8:50 p.m. A spelling bee leaves kids Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2003) 6:30 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 7, 9 p.m. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003) 8:35 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: A Wednesday/Sunday Claudette Colbert series screens Frank Capra's classic It Happened One Night (1934) 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: The Secret Lives of Dentists (Alan Rudolph, 2003); see Ongoing for review. The Weather Underground, Spellbound, Winged Migration, and Capturing the Friedmans continue. Call for times.

SATURDAY: The fine cinematographer László Kovács appears in person to discuss his career (from Easy Rider through My Best Friend's Wedding) and screen Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich, 1973). $10 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Mick LaSalle introduces the very interesting Pre-Code film Torch Singer (1933), with Claudette Colbert 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: David Lynch's signature film, Blue Velvet (1986), screens in a new print -- the flip side of Reagan's America 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Jim Jarmusch's cult anti-western Dead Man (1995), with Johnny Depp a very unjolly prairie pirate 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:25 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Damien Pettigrew's directorial portrait Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (Italy, 2002) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 19 & 20): Direct from the Western White House, it's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974) 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.

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