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SUNDAY (Sept. 21): Ever been stung by a dead bee? Walter Brennan displays his peculiar charms with this come-on line in Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not (1944), also featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall 4, 6, 8 p.m.


201 Broadway (at Second Street, in Jack London Square), Oakland, (510) 763-1146, $5.

TUESDAY (Sept. 23): The "Autumnal Edition" of the monthly Independent Exposure Screening Series (now in Oakland as well as San Francisco) offers 15 films from four countries marking the season's change, including the city's own Skye Thorstenson's Confessions of a Piggly Wiggly Cashier, and from Pakistan, Zarin Gul's Chorus of Death 8 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a calendar house rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Eleven directors offer their take on "September 11" (2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 19-25): Jeanne Moreau is Marguerite Duras in Josée Dayan's Cet Amour-là (France, 2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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: An R.W. Fassbinder series continues with the little-seen Fear of Fear (1975; 5:30, 9:10 p.m.), a good study of a woman's nervous breakdown, and the sarcastic social satire Chinese Roulette (1976; 7:20 p.m.).

THURSDAY: A series of films on genetic mutations screens Andrew Niccol's futuristic Gattaca (1997), with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, an evolved couple themselves (or devolved, as it were) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Fassbinder casts himself as a prole victimized by the upper crust in Fox and His Friends (1974) 7, 9:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: Fassbinder's excellent and little-screened Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975), a film with something to offend both left and right. With the splendid Brigitte Mira, still active in her 90s 7, 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: A series of the films of French pioneer Germaine Dulac continues with Ame d'artiste (1925), a feminist melodrama about a famed actress and her married but enamored playwright 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: A program of the short films of Germaine Dulac features the masterful (in every sense) The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923) plus the lesser-known La Fète espagnole (Louis Delluc and Dulac, 1919) and L'invitation au voyage (1927) 7:30 p.m.


3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 for venue, (212) 320-3709 and for this program. The Resfest 2003 Digital Film Festival screens programs of digital shorts, music videos, and one feature here this week, with free digital filmmaking seminars all weekend. $10 advance, $12 door.

THURSDAY (Sept. 18): "Resfest Shorts #1" 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Sept. 19): "Resfest Shorts #2" 8 p.m. "Cinema Electronica" includes music videos with Björk and Yoko Ono, with a late-night after-party to follow 10 p.m.

SATURDAY (Sept. 20): A repeat of "Resfest Shorts #1" 2 p.m. "Off the Map" (shorts) 4 p.m. "Resfest Shorts #3" 6 p.m. A "Michael Gondry Retrospective" screens shorts and music videos with Björk (different one), Radiohead, Foo Fighters, plus Nike and Levi's commercials 8 p.m. A feature by Daft Punk and Leiji Matsumoto, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) 10 p.m.

SUNDAY (Sept. 21): "Cinema Electronica" (repeat) 2 p.m. "Videos That Rock" 4 p.m. "By Design" (shorts) 6 p.m. A program of "Spike Jonze Rarities" including The Oasis Video That Never Happened with Closing Night party to follow 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.

WEDNESDAY: The Parkway's fifth annual Film Noir Fest continues with Arthur Penn's thoughtful neo-noir Night Moves (1975), with Gene Hackman and a young James Woods and Melanie Griffith 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Noir -- Kafka does stand-up in Penn's bizarre nightclub fantasia Mickey One (1964), with Warren Beatty in a continuously inventive film. $6 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Noir -- Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, together again in John Huston's Key Largo (1948) Fri 6:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 6 p.m.

SUNDAY: James Longley's documentary portrait Gaza Strip (2002), sponsored by ANSWER, with a representative from the Free Palestine Alliance in person noon.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Sept. 22-24): Noir -- Raoul Walsh's outstanding gangster noir White Heat (1949), with Jimmy Cagney, top of the world Mon 9:15 p.m.; Tue & Wed 6:30 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: Eleven directors, 11 episodes -- "September 11" (2003) 6:30, 9:10 p.m. Surfers Step Into Liquid (Dana Brown, 2003) 7:15, 9:15 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 6:45 p.m. The Secret Lives of Dentists (Alan Rudolph, 2003) 8:45 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt's "The Animation Show" offers a generous program of shorts. Step Into Liquid, The Secret Lives of Dentists, and Winged Migration continue. Call for times.

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