WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Nabil Ayouch's Arab street-kid drama Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (Morocco, 2000) 6, 8 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Separate-admission screenings of The Weather Underground (Sam Green and Bill Siegel, 2003); see Ongoing for review 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 15-21): OT: Our Town (Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 2001); see Opening for review 6:30, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:15 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.
WEDNESDAY: The clock runs out for Gary Cooper in the western classic High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952; 7:30 p.m. ), screening with John Wayne as John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952; 5:10, 9:05 p.m. ), a beloved Irish love story with Maureen O'Hara.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Preston Sturges' scintillating screwball farce The Palm Beach Story (1942; 5:45, 9:25 p.m. ) is oddly paired with the stodgy Fox musical Alexander's Ragtime Band (Henry King, 1938; 7:30 p.m. ), with Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Ethel Merman.
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two offbeat John Huston/Humphrey Bogart/Robert Morley comedies set on boats, The African Queen (1951; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:50 p.m. ) and Beat the Devil (1953; 5:45, 9:25 p.m. ), the former a huge success, the latter The Big Lebowski of its day (a flop that rapidly develops an intense cult following).
DAILY (Closed Mondays): Continuous screenings of "Looking Is Better Than Feeling You," a loop of videos by women, through Oct. 5 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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