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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The post-Soviet electrification of Georgia is the subject of Paul Devlin's Power Trip (2003). See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 17-23): A Palestinian woman faces a deadline in Rana's Wedding (Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine, 2003). See Opening for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 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: The Holy Land (Eitan Gorlin, Israel, 2001). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 17-23): The all-male Girls Will Be Girls (Richard Day, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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 THROUGH FRIDAY: A series of the films of India's Satyajit Ray continues with Nayak (The Hero, 1966), about the introspections of a Bollywood film star (Uttam Kumar). Co-star Sharmila Tagore, a favorite of Ray, in person after Friday"s screening 7:30 p.m. Four twentysomething friends spend Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) in a good character study 5:25 p.m.; also Wed & Thurs 9:40 p.m.; Fri 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: The excellent Devi (The Goddess, 1960) with Sharmila Tagore, who will appear in person after Saturday's evening screening 3:40, 7:30 p.m. Bengali's business life is explored in Company Limited (1971) 5:25 p.m.; also Sat 10 p.m.; Sun 9:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15): Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain screens her latest work and its inspiration, Ilha das Flores (Jorge Furtado, Brazil, 1989) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (Oct. 16): A program of videos by Cecilia Dougherty includes "early unflinching portrayals of sexuality, attachment, community and isolation" plus profiles of authors Laurie Weeks, Kevin Killian, and Cedar Sigo. $7 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 18): "Ten Hours of Torment" offers a "trash film marathon" of "some of the worst movies ever made ... excruciating, mind-bending Z-movies." All of them star Arnold Schwarzenegger and cost an average of $150 million each. No? Well, then, come see for yourself, bearing in mind that admission is free but "you pay to get out!" noon-10 p.m.