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SATURDAY: More Mann -- one of the director's bests, The Naked Spur (1953; 7 p.m.), with Stewart a vengeance-driven bounty hunter, and The Tall Target (1951; 8:50 p.m.), an entertaining historical tale of an 1861 assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln.

SUNDAY: More Sjöström -- Parts I and II of another Lagerlöf adaptation, The Sons of Ingmar (Sweden, 1919), an evocation of vanishing rural folkways 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Experimental films by Robert Beavers include Sotiros (Greece, 1977/1996) -- sunlight travels across a room. Artist in person 7:30 p.m.


2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, $5. This beautifully restored picture palace's ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.

FRIDAY (Jan. 30): You might possibly remember this: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 p.m.


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.

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: The Same River Twice (Robb Moss, 2003) 7, 9 p.m. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003) 6:40, 8:40 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: A preview screening of Raquel Bitton's one-woman show Piaf ... Her Story, Her Songs (George Elder, U.S.-France, 2003), with Bitton in person for a Q&A. $10 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: A three-week Sunday/Thursday series of films devoted to Cary Grant's "Century of Elegance" continues with the dialogue-driven Talk of the Town (George Stevens, 1942), with Cary Grant as a factory worker hiding out in Ronald Colman's attic 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: To Be and to Have (Nicolas Philibert, France, 2002) and Japanese Story (Sue Brooks, Australia, 2003). See Opening for reviews. The Same River Twice continues. Call for times.

FRIDAY: A "Global Lens" series of new films from the developing world opens with Angel on the Right (Djamshed Usmonov, Tajikistan, 2002), a comedy about a thug back from Moscow conned by his small town mom and other villagers 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: Global Lens -- A hangman is haunted by guilt in Shadow Kill (Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India, 2002). Repeats Tuesday 2 p.m. From Algeria, Yamina Bachir's Rachida (2002) is a schoolteacher targeted by terrorists. Repeats Monday 4 p.m. Hique Gomez's Margarette's Feast (Brazil, 2002) is a Chaplinesque silent comedy starring and with music by Gomez, about a little man trying to assemble a birthday party for his wife 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Cary Grant's "Century of Elegance" concludes with his shared discovery with ex-wife Irene Dunne of The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937) 2:15 p.m. Global Lens -- A postal clerk rewrites letters in Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti's Nothing (Cuba, 2001) 2 p.m.Wretched Lives (Joel Lamangan, Philippines, 2002), a melodrama about corruption and poverty 4 p.m. A travelling film projectionist seeks a Ticket to Jerusalem (Rashid Masharawi, Palestine, 2002) 7 p.m.

MONDAY: Global Lens -- Rachida 7 p.m.

TUESDAY: Global Lens -- Shadow Kill 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: Philip Boston's Billabong Odyssey (2003) takes viewers inside two surfers' hunt for the "world's biggest wave" 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Jack Black teaches theSchool of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Hiroshi Teshigahara's popular documentary about visionary architect Antonio Gaudi (Japan/Spain, 1985) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Feb. 3-4): Love is a chemical reaction in Mark Decena's Dopamine (2003). Filmmaker in person 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 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: Two documentaries on a French fashion legend, YSL: His Life and Times (6:15, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2:45 p.m.), an overview of Yves St. Laurent's career, and YSL: 5 Avenue Marceau (8 p.m.; also Wed 1, 4:30 p.m.), 60 days inside his salon. Both films were directed by David Teboul.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555. A free monthly screenings series continues.

THURSDAY (Jan. 29): The 30-year history of women's music, from lesbian folksingers to riot grrlz, is traced in Radical Harmonies 4, 6:30 p.m.


Hobart Building, 582 Market St. (at 2nd St., near Montgomery BART Station), 861-1637 for questions, for reservations (required).

SUNDAY (Feb. 1): The Betty & Ann Reel to Real Film Series of previews of forthcoming films of interest to the LGBT community and their friends offers Osama (2003), the first post-Taliban feature from Afghanistan, about an all-female family that disguises a daughter as a boy so they can travel within their village. $25. Reception 4 p.m. Film 5 p.m. with discussion to follow.

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