STARTS TUESDAY: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
TUESDAY: "A Century of Curly" offers six Three Stooges shorts starring the charismatic Curly Howard (1903-1952) on the occasion of his centennial. Sony Pictures chose these particular shorts for "maximum Curly impact" -- Punch Drunks (1934), Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb (1938), From Nurse to Worse (1940), Dutiful But Dumb (1941), What's the Matador (1942), and Micro-Phonies (1945) 7:30 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: A program of new anti-war shorts precedes a documentary of last spring's protests, We Interrupt This Empire... (2003). Q&A at evening screenings 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
THURSDAY: Once upon a time, in the rust -- The Matrix (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 1999) 7, 9:55 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Second time around, in the dust -- The Matrix Reloaded (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 2003) 7, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat 2 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
THURSDAY: A free preview screening of the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Marcus Nispel, 2003); you must call (866) 528-8802 or e-mail email@example.com to RSVP and perhaps get on mailing lists for people with odd tastes in "leather" 8 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 10-16): The post-Soviet electrification of Georgia is the subject of Paul Devlin's Power Trip (2003). See Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOWS: Friday -- Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (Richard Blackburn, 1972), aka Lady Dracula, a highly regarded vampire rarity. Saturday -- The original Willard (Daniel Mann, 1971).
Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sffs.org. "The Seventh Art: New Dimensions in Cinema," a collaboration between SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society, continues its monthly series. $15.
THURSDAY (Oct. 9): David Cronenberg's S/M-tinged fantasy of the New Flesh, Videodrome (1982) 7 p.m.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the Shattuck's schedule, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 10-16): The Holy Land (Eitan Gorlin, Israel, 2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY (Oct. 10-14): Neither Sparkplug nor Secretariat has anything on Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003). See Ongoing for review 7 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:15 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints and with excellent projection.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Closed.
FRIDAY: A series of the films of India's Satyajit Ray begins with the complete "Apu Trilogy," a wonderful series about the childhood and education of a Bengali boy -- Pather Panchali (Song of the Road, 1955) 5:25 p.m. Aparajito (The Unvanquished, 1957) 7:30 p.m. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu, 1959) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Apu redux -- Pather Panchali 3:20, 9:25 p.m. Aparajito 5:25 p.m. Apur Sansar 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Same films and times as Friday.
2430 Third St. (between 20th and 22nd streets), 824-7334, www.werepad.com. $8. This shagadelic venue screens vintage films in 16mm.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 8): A Latino Film Festival screening of Havana Feelings (Sylvio Heufelder, Cuba/Germany, 2002), documenting the city's "golden years" as the "Paris of the Caribbean" under Gen. Batista. $8 6:30 p.m. Cuban singer Bola de Nieve (Jose Sánchez-Montes, Spain, 2003) is documented 8:30 p.m.$8 admission for either or both.
THURSDAY (Oct. 9): Early slides and videos by Jeanne C. Finley, displaying "the push and pull of documentary with narrative forms through a poetic sensibility." Works include Deaf Dogs Can Hear and I Saw Jesus in a Tortilla. $7 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (Oct. 10): Serge Bergli's concert video Iggy Pop: Live at Avenue B (1999). $6 7, 9 p.m.
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