MONDAY: Masina also stars in Fellini's earlier, grittier Nights of Cabiria (Italy, 1957) 7, 9:20 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 26 & 27): Ex-LAPD officer Mike Ruppert expresses his skeptical take on The Truth and Lies of 9-11 (2002), a filmed lecture 7, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: OT: Our Town (Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 2001); see Ongoing for review 6:30, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:15 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 22-28): If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (Sarah Share, Ireland, 2001) profiles the Pogues singer/songwriter. See Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
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: A silents series screens Buster Keaton's Civil War masterpiece The General (Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1926; 7:30 p.m.), together with future Gone With the Wind director Victor Fleming's The Mollycoddle (1920; approximately 9:20 p.m.), starring Douglas Fairbanks as a fop who toughens up in Arizona. Dennis James pulls out all organ stops as the accompanist to both.
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The Fox CinemaScope romantic travelogue Three Coins in the Fountain (Jean Negulesco, 1954; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:55 p.m.) screens with a much-loved auto race charmer, Genevieve (Henry Cornelius, 1953; 5:50, 9:25 p.m.), with Kay Kendall and Kenneth More. Let's hope the creative team behind Vin Diesel doesn't seize upon this for a remake!