Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.
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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-FILM, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25. Replacing the Shattuck, one of this venue's two screens is now a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (Nov. 26 & 27): Jacques Nolot's Porn Theatre (France, 2002); see Ongoing for review 8, 10 p.m.; also Thanksgiving Day 2, 4, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 28-Dec. 4): In My Skin (Marina de Van, France, 2002); see Opening for review 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 p.m.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
SATURDAY (Nov. 29): The Apprentices 2 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org for most programs, www.othercinema.com for Saturday evening programs. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
FRIDAY (Nov. 28): The ATA's monthly "Open Screening": First come, first screened. $4; free for filmmakers 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Nov. 29): A program of "Neo-Benshi" picks up where a practice of silent Japanese cinema left off. Off-screen narrators provide new soundtracks for more recent films (melodrama, documentaries, porn) 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Dec. 2): The ATA's new Super 8 Club meets every first Tuesday to keep alive the spirit of our favorite gauge. Free 7 p.m.
AUCTIONS BY THE BAY
SATURDAY (Nov. 29): After a big dinner, there's nothing like Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961) 7, 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Nov. 30): Vincente Minnelli's seasonal treat Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 2, 5, 8 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A new print of Chris Marker's witty worldwide tour/detour Sans Soleil (1982) screens with his celebrated still-frame masterpiece La Jetée (1962) 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 28-Dec. 4): Tamala 2010 (t.o.l., Japan, 2002). See Opening for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Wim Wenders' angelic Wings of Desire (Germany, 1988) 6:30, 8:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.
STARTS TUESDAY: Call theater for program.
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. $7.50. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. A "Midnites for Maniacs" series continues on Saturdays. For the Four Star's regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Jacques Nolot's Porn Theatre (France, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 28-Dec. 4): In My Skin (Marina de Van, France, 2002); see Opening for review. Call for times.
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 schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.25.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Theater closed.
FRIDAY: A series of the films of Yasujiro Ozu continues with his acknowledged masterpiece Tokyo Story (Japan, 1953), about aging parents neglected by their children 3:30, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.
SATURDAY: Two Ozu masterworks on the theme of gentle dad Chishu Ryu marrying off his daughter, Late Spring (1949; 2, 7 p.m.) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962; 4:10, 9:10 p.m.).
SUNDAY: Ozu -- Tokyo Story 2 p.m. The early bittersweet comedy I Was Born, But... (1932), with live music for this silent by Judith Rosenberg 5:30 p.m. Another brilliant comedy satirizing the move from college to work force, Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932) 7:25 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Films by Travis Wilkerson, Superior Elegy (2002), memorializing a young man, and the work-in-progress The Price of Copper. Artist in person 7:30 p.m.
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