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SUNDAY: AFF -- A warm family comedy, 25 Kids and One Dad (Wang Hong, China, 2002) 12:20 p.m. Musa 2:30 p.m. Heading South, Going North 5:40 p.m. Desire 7:40 p.m. Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (Chito S. Rono, Philippines, 2002) 9:30 p.m.

MONDAY: AFF -- Seijun Suzuki's bizarre shoot-'em-up Pistol Opera (Japan, 2001), a third-of-a-century-later sequel to his cult hit Branded to Kill12:15 p.m. Pretty Big Feet 2:35 p.m. An American pilot (Paul Kersey) is smuggled through Japanese-occupied China in the wartime drama Love's Grief Over Yellow River (Feng Xiaoning, China, 1999) 4:45 p.m. Heading South, Going North 7 p.m. Musa 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: AFF -- Dang Bailey's noon.Touch of Zen 2:05 p.m. Desire 5:30 p.m. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 7:20 p.m. The Phone 9:50 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. 22): Humphrey Bogart incarnates Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946) 7, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (Aug. 23): The Tempest re-envisioned as Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, 1956), a landmark science-fiction film 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 Beth B's Salvation! (1987), about sleazy televangelist Stephen McHattie joining forces with heavy-metal aficionado Exene Cervenka 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Alina Marazzi's film about her mother, who died when she was 7, For One More Hour With You (Italy, 2002), employs home movies and her mother's journals 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Czech horror-fantasy series screens Jill Svoboda's Invisible (1988; 7:30 p.m. ), an old dark house mystery with a patriarch who thinks himself unseeable. Also, a program of the creepy-crawly "Shorts of Jan Svankajer" including his Poe adaptations The Pit, the Pendulum, and Hope (1983) and The Fall of the House of Usher (1981) 9:35 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Best of Ottawa Animation Festival 2002 includes Home Road Movies (Robert Bradbrook), The Hedge of Thorns (Anita Killi, Norway), and a Samurai Jack episode directed by Genndy Tartakovsky 7, 8:50 p.m.

SUNDAY: W.C. Fields tries to sell Esoteric Studios exec Franklin Pangborn the script of the film we're watching in the bizarre, self-referential comedy Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward Cline, 1941) 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Jalal Toufic's "Âshûrâ": This Blood Spilled in My Veins (Lebanon, 2002) overlays footage of a solemn Muslim ritual with interviews with French philosophers Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze on themes of ritual and memory 7:30 p.m.


2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, $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 (Aug. 22): Ian Fleming's children's tale turned elephantine musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ken Hughes, 1967). Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 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. 21): "God damn you all to hell!" The original Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968) screens as a benefit for Anarchy Magazine, which locates an affinity for its politics in this Other Earth epic. $7 6:30, 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 Cuckoo (Kukushka) (Aleksandr Rogozhin, Russia, 2003) 6:45, 9:10 p.m. The Secret Lives of Dentists (Alan Rudolph, 2003) 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 9 p.m.; also Wed 7 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: A Wednesday/Sunday Claudette Colbert series screens Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934), famous for Claudette's milk bath 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Dana Brown's surfumentary Step Into Liquid (2003); see Ongoing for review. The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Cuckoo (Kukushka), and Winged Migration continue. Call for times.

SUNDAY: Preston Sturges' scintillating screwball farce The Palm Beach Story (1942), with Claudette Colbert (and her identical twin) trying to help out her estranged husband Joel McCrea (and his identical twin) 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: Direct from the western White House, it's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: The fun continues with Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses (2003) extends this glorious tradition 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY: Federico Fellini gets in touch with his anima (Giulietta Masina) in his Jungian fantasy Juliet of the Spirits (Italy, 1965) 2, 7, 9:40 p.m.

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