WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The all-male Girls Will Be Girls (Richard Day, 2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
STARTS FRIDAY: No calendar film scheduled.
MARIN CIVIC CENTER
Showcase Theatre, 3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), San Rafael, 499-6800 and www.italianfilm.com for this series. The 2003 Italian Film Festival screens at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed complex for six weeks. $10.75.
SATURDAY (Oct. 25): The true tale of the "gentleman bandit" who robbed throughout the 1960s with a toy gun, and spent the rest of his life trying to escape from every prison in Italy, is told in Outlaw! (Enzo Monteleone, 1999) 7, 9:15 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing hosts an ongoing film series on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
MOVIE PALACE AUCTION SALES ROOM
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.25.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 24-30): Gasoline (Elena Stancanelli, Italy, 2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $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.
THURSDAY: A series of films on genetic mutations continues with Monteith McCollum's documentary on corn breeding, Hybrid (2000), reputedly entertaining and a Grand Prize winner at Sundance 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Two more by Heddy Honigmann, her autobiographical essay on theft, Private (2000), and Good Husband, Dear Son (2001), looking back at the slaughter near Sarajevo from a decade's perspective 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: A series of new Latin American films continues with 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoli, Uruguay, 2001), a comedy about three aimless teenagers 5, 8:40 p.m. Disillusioned middle-class Argentines face middle age in Gustavo Postiglione's digital video The Birthday (2002) 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: A series by pioneer Mexican filmmaker Fernando Fuentes continues with his Mexican Revolution drama Let's Go With Pancho Villa! (1935; 5:30 p.m.) and the folkloric blockbuster Over on the Big Ranch (1936; 7:20 p.m.).
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: A program of silent impressionistic films by Swiss filmmaker Hannes Schüpbach includes Spin (2001) and Toccata (2002). Artist in person 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $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 (Oct. 23): A "Horror Host Palooza" program puts no fewer than five impresarios on the Parkway stage to introduce a Bay Area premiere, Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (Shusuke Kaneko, Japan, 2001), with stars Godzilla and Mothra in person. $8 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Oct. 28): A benefit screening for Women's Choice Clinic of Berkeley offers Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968) as an argument for "a woman's right to choose -- and if ever there was a case to be made for our side, this is it." $8 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, www.cafilm.org. $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: Carnage (Delphine Gleize, France, 2003) 6:30, 9:10 p.m. Casa de los Babys (John Sayles, 2003) 7, 9 p.m. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003) 6:45, 8:50 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
STARTS FRIDAY: Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep (2003); see Ongoing for review. Carnage, Casa de los Babys and Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion continue. Call for times and other films.
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.
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