Reps Etc.

THURSDAY (Dec. 11): The perils of genetic engineering are posed in Fed Up! $6 7:30 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 12-18): Yossi & Jagger (Eytan Fox, Israel, 2002); see Opening for review 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 p.m.


Action Theater, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), Second Floor, 369-6098 for venue and for event information.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (Dec. 11-13): The premiere of a new 16mm ski and snowboard film, High Life (2003) Thurs 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat 6, 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. $9.25.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (Dec. 10 & 11): Ben Coccio's Zero Day (2003); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


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: Program 5 of "Standby," a five-week series of video art made in New York City, 1983-93, screens Jem Cohen's This Is a History of New York (1988) and Shelly Silver's sociological survey of thirtysomethings, The Houses That Are Left (1991) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Two silents by Yasujiro Ozu – The formally adventurous Woman of Tokyo (1933) 7:30 p.m. A rare drama, A Mother Should Be Loved (1934) 8:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: Ozu's beautiful There Was a Father (1942) 7:30 p.m. Ozu's first postwar film, The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947) 9:20 p.m.

SATURDAY: Ozu's family dramas Early Summer (1951; 4, 8:35 p.m.) and A Hen in the Wind (1948; 7 p.m.).

SUNDAY: Two warm comedies from the early Ozu, Passing Fancy (1933; 5:30 p.m.) and A Story of Floating Weeds (1934; 7:30 p.m.).

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.


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.

THURSDAY (Dec. 11): It's the Chairman's birthday eve bash, featuring a screening of The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962), with those famed Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury ... no? Oh well, it has the Chairman! Also, a live set by the Atomic Lounge Show. $8 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, $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: A love triangle in 1930s Budapest lasts until wartime in Rolf Schübel's Gloomy Sunday (Germany, 2000) 6:30, 8:50 p.m. War refugees in the United States are the Lost Boys of Sudan (Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, 2003) 6:45 p.m. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003) 8:40 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews. Call for times.

THURSDAY: Jess Moss screens his new documentary Speedo (2003), about the "king of the demolition derby" 7 p.m. My Flesh and Blood (Jonathan Karsh, 2003) 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Cynthia Wade's Shelter Dogs (2003); see Page 46 for a full review. Gloomy Sunday, Lost Boys of Sudan, and Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion continue. Call for times.

SUNDAY: A Beyond Borders International Family Film screening of Abrafaxe: Under the Black Flag (Gerhard Shahn and Tony Power, 2001), from a popular German comic book about three kids who travel in time, back to pirates of the Caribbean Blackbeard and Anne Bonney (not Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush). English-dubbed 1 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Mystery writer Charlotte Rampling takes a dive in François Ozon's Swimming Pool (France, 2002), and comes up with Ludivine Sagnier 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Dana Brown invites you to Step Into Liquid (2003), a surfing documentary 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: The Guerrilla News Network's Aftermath (2002) asks 11 "unanswered questions" from nine people about Sept. 11. Q&A with activists at every screening 7:15, 9:15 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY: Lost Boys of Sudan (Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, 2003) 2, 6 p.m. Tamala 2010 (t.o.l., Japan, 2002) 4, 8 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

THURSDAY: A "Short Film Showcase" screens works by local filmmakers, including Casey Stegman's Joe's Homeless Phone, John Mazyck's pit bull-inflected love story Dog Eat Dog, and Beryl Lusen's The Right Gift for a soon-to-be ex-spouse. $5. First screening, with filmmakers in attendance 7 p.m., second show 9:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Cynthia Wade's Shelter Dogs (2003); see Page 46 for a full review 6:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, "The Seventh Art: New Dimensions in Cinema" continues a monthly series of films with directors in person this week. $15.

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