Reps Etc.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The restored Civil War western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966); Francis Ford Coppola's quasi-musical One From the Heart (1982); Gloomy Sunday (Rolf Schübel, Germany, 2000); The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003); Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003). Call for times. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: Gloomy Sunday, The Station Agent, and Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion continue. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Jan. 9-14): A restored version of Tony Richardson's broadly comic take on Henry Fielding's rakish Tom Jones (U.K., 1963); call for times.

SUNDAY (Jan. 11): "Beyond Borders," a monthly series of international family films, screens the English-language Tom and Thomas (Esme Lammers, Netherlands/U.K., 2002), about the adventures of a pair of twins. Sean Bean stars as Dad 1 p.m. A three-week Sunday/Thursday series of films devoted to Cary Grant's "Century of Elegance" begins with the triangular The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940), with Grant trying to thaw his frosty ex-wife Katharine Hepburn with an assist from James Stewart 7 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 & THURSDAY: Olivier Assayas essays torture by video game in his experimental horror film Demonlover (2003) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Amos Poe's Just an American Boy (2003) profiles Steve Earle. See Opening for review 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:15 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 & THURSDAY: Duncan Roy's AKA (U.K., 2003); see Ongoing for review 7, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 9-15): AKA continues at 8:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 4 p.m. with a separate-admission screening of Charlie Chaplin's still-brilliant satire Modern Times (1936) at 7 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, A monthly series of screenings in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit "Reprocessing Information" continues. $15.

THURSDAY (Jan. 8): Harvey Keitel has his eye on Romy Schneider in Bertrand Tavernier's intelligent speculation about a death-obsessed media of the near future, Deathwatch (U.K., 1980), even closer to coming true now than it was two decades ago 7 p.m.


2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Jan. 9 & 10): The latest installment of Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation continues weekend screenings through Jan. 31. $9 8:30, 10:30 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $6 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

FRIDAY (Jan. 9): "Unnatural Born Killers," a series devoted to serial killers, opens with a low-budget exploitation film, The Sadist (James Landis, 1963; 7 p.m. ), with Arch Hall Jr. terrorizing tourists, and Sinisa Dragin's Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth (Romania, 2001; 9 p.m. ), a promising-sounding, artistically ambitious film about an ex-prisoner's slide into madness. $7.

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