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Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( 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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182 Second St. (at Howard), Third Floor. Free with reservation (required); call 552-1533 or e-mail for reservations (limited to first 45 fans). See for more info. After a long winter"s break, a "Thursday Night Film Noir" series screening on 16mm starts this week. Doors open at 7 p.m., lobby doors lock at 8:10 p.m.

THURSDAY (Feb. 12): A Gloria Grahame series begins with Nicholas Ray's dark Hollywood masterpiece In a Lonely Place (1950), with a mature romance offered between an intelligent Grahame and hair-triggered screenwriter Humphrey Bogart. "It doesn"t matter at all." Film introduced by Jolene Huey 8 p.m.


2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-FILM, $9.25. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Nathaniel Kahn's My Architect: A Son's Journey (2003) 7:15, 9:45 p.m. On the Act's second screen, The Fog of War (Errol Morris, 2003) /i>6:45, 9:15 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 13-19): The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Larry Blamire, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times and other feature.


345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 11): A Juliette Binoche series continues with Binoche swapping apartments with William Hurt and finding herself A Couch in New York (Chantal Akerman, France, 1997) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): A Couch in New York 2 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): Six films on gay and lesbian themes, "Sweet Tooth," include Samara Halperin's 90210 parody Sorry, Brenda and Dara Sklar's "erotic hygienic fun" Toothbrush Tango. $7 7:30, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): Other Cinema opens its spring 2004 series with Matt McCormick's "What the '70s Looked Like," a program of "funky clunky commercials, tacky TV news spots and old-school PSAs' in glorious 16mm 8:30 p.m.


Movie Palace Auction Sales Room, 2700 Saratoga (near West Red Line), Alameda, (510) 740-0220, $7. Classic films in 35mm (save as noted) screen in a former U.S. Navy theater.

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): Alfred scares the Hitchcock out of you in Psycho (1960) 7, 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): Hepburn and Tracy outdo themselves in George Cukor's excellent romantic comedy Adam's Rib (1949) 7, 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (Feb. 15): Adam's Rib 5 p.m. Psycho 7:30 p.m. Separate admission.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, $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: My Architect: A Son's Journey (Nathaniel Kahn, 2003); see Ongoing for review 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Gillo Pontecorvo's still-provocative The Battle of Algiers (Italy/Algeria, 1965) re-creates the Algerian revolt against French rule of the 1950s in newsreel fashion. Screens through Feb. 26; see Opening for review 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:15 p.m.


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, 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: Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern (China, 1991) 6:15, 8:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

STARTS TUESDAY: Harrison Ford takes a stroll through the future in Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982/1992), screening through March 16 6:30, 8:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:30 p.m.


2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, $7.50 save as noted. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. For its regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.

THURSDAY (Feb. 12) An advance screening of James Hou's Masters of the Pillow (2003), a documentary about UC Davis professor Darrell Y. Hamamoto's "Yellow Porno Movement" and his attempt to produce the first Asian-American sex film. "Someday, I hope to be the Asian-American Larry Flynt. I hope to one day buy the Hustler building and put my name on there: Hamamoto Enterprises Worldwide." Filmmakers in person. $10 7:30 p.m.


761 Post (at Jones), 673-3080, for information and $10 advance tickets. "San Francisco's Hippest New Arts Hotel" hosts this special event.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): ARTworkSF's seventh annual One Night Stand, "a celebration of the human body and an exploration of sexuality through Nude, Erotic and Fetish Art, Poetry, Music, Film, Performance," including films by Bluecrash and others. Benefit event for San Francisco Sex Information ( 6-9 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 (Feb. 13-19): The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Larry Blamire, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times and other feature.


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing screens films on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): "Cinema Lit" continues a month of Woody Allen films. Tonight, the charming, gauzily nostalgic Radio Days (1987) 6:30 p.m.


Second Street & Broadway, Oakland, 621-4969 and for San Francisco Independent Film Festival programming. $9 with $7 matinees (before 4 p.m.).

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): The San Francisco Independent Film Festival screens here this weekend. Today, "The Ongoing Wow" (shorts) 4:45 p.m. Have You Seen Clem (Lyttle) 7 p.m. Bruce Haack: King of Techno (Anagnos) 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): S.F. IndieFest -- Psychobilly (Decay) 12:30 p.m. Value Added Cinema (Seid and Conheim) plus shorts 2:30 p.m. "Righteous Babes" (shorts) 4:45 p.m. Piggie (Bagnall) 7 p.m. Celluloid Horror (Fester, Canada) 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (Feb. 15): S.F. IndieFest -- "Your Warped Mind" (shorts) 12:30 p.m. Echelon: The Secret Power (Korn-Brzoza, France) 2:30 p.m. Maybe Logic (Bauscher) 4:45 p.m. Gory Gory Hallelujah (Corcoran) 7 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: A UCB film history class open to the public and taught by Marilyn Fabe screens Victor Sjöström's dark fantasy The Phantom Chariot (Sweden, 1921) 3 p.m. "They Might Be Giants," a series of historically important video works, continues with a program of Bill Viola's early offerings, including the hourlong Hatsu Yume (First Dream) (1981) -- "Light and darkness as metaphors for the ethereal states of consciousness" 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Victor Sjöström series continues with Masterman (1920), about a pawnbroker whose pledges include a young woman 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A series by tough-guy auteur Anthony Mann continues with the excellent widescreen western The Man From Laramie (1955; 7:30 p.m. ), with James Stewart seeking revenge, and the Korean War-set Men in War (1957; 9:30 p.m. ), with Robert Ryan seeking survival for his cut-off squad.

SATURDAY: Mann's widescreen epic El Cid (1961), with Charlton Heston as an iconographic hero 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Victor Sjöström arrives in America with the even-more-masochistic-than-usual Lon Chaney drama He Who Gets Slapped (Sweden, 1924) 4 p.m. Sjöström's last silent Swedish film, an adventure thriller, Fire on Board (1923) 5:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Remembrance," a program of "contemplative films," includes Stan Brakhage's self-portrait Stan's Window (2003) plus the late filmmaker's unedited rushes of his last project. Also, Phil Solomon's Holocaust document Psalm 111: Night of the Meek (2002) 7:30 p.m.


3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and for venue; (650) 652-6602 for this program. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs.

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): Milan, a "Filipino love story set in Milan" 3, 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.

SUNDAY (Feb. 15): The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus opens for the cult favorite Big Eden (Thomas Bezucha, 2000), a romantic comedy about a very friendly small town in Montana. $8 3, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY (Feb. 17): The Medical Marijuana Film Festival screens shorts to support the group Americans for Safe Access ( $7 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: My Architect: A Son's Journey (Nathaniel Kahn, 2003) 6:30, 8:55 p.m. Japanese Story (Sue Brooks, Australia, 2003) 6:50, 9:10 p.m. The Same River Twice (Robb Moss, 2003) 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: A "Global Lens" series of new films from the developing world continues 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. Repeats Friday 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: "Global Lens" -- Three decades of life in a Women's Prison (Manijeh Hekmat, Iran, 2002) are seen through the relationship of the warden and a lifer 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Mountain climbers Touching the Void (Kevin MacDonald, U.K., 2003). My Architect: A Son's Journey, Japanese Story, and The Same River Twice continue. See Ongoing for reviews. Call for times.

FRIDAY: "Global Lens" -- Angel on the Right 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: "Global Lens" -- Renato Falcao's Margarette's Feast (Brazil, 2002) is a Chaplin-esque silent comedy starring and with music by Hique Gomez, about a little man trying to assemble a birthday party for his wife 2 p.m. A Valentine's Day screening of the lovely Scottish romancer I Know Where I'm Going (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1945) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: I Know Where I'm Going 2 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: Peter Dinklage is The Station Agent (Tom McCarthy, 2003) in a popular indie film 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Three men in drag climb up Hollywood's greasy pole in Richard Day's Girls Will Be Girls (2001) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Blake Edwards' beloved romance Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961); let's just pretend Mickey Rooney isn't in it 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Pan Nalin's Ayurveda: The Art of Being (Germany/Switzerland, 2001) documents holistic health in India and Greece 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Feb. 17 & 18): The life of a homeless encampment in Albany is traced in Bums' Paradise (Tomas McCabe and Andrei Rozen, 2002). See Urban Experience, Page 36, for commentary 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,; 621-4969 and for San Francisco Independent Film Festival programming. $8 for regular programming, $9 with $7 matinees (before 4 p.m.) for the S.F. IndieFest. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY: The San Francisco Independent Film Festival screens here through Feb. 15. Today, Revenger's Tragedy (Cox) 12:30 p.m. Corner of Your Eye (Spencer) 2:45 p.m. Nobody Needs to Know (Jacobs) 5 p.m. Outpatient (Carlin) 7:15 p.m. Bettie Page: Dark Angel (Nico B.) 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: S.F. IndieFest -- "Won't You Be My Neighbor" (shorts) 5 p.m. Moving Malcolm (Ratner, Canada) 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: S.F. IndieFest -- "Won't You Be My Neighbor" (shorts) 5 p.m. Bomb the System (Lough) 7:15 p.m. Aragami (Kitamura, Japan) 9:30 p.m. Gory Gory Hallelujah (Corcoran) 11:45 p.m.

SATURDAY: S.F. IndieFest -- 2LDK (Tsutsumi, Japan) noon. Nobody Needs to Know 2:15 p.m. Funny Ha Ha (Bujalski) 4:30 p.m. Hair High (Plympton) 7 p.m. Moving Malcolm 9:15 p.m. Love Object (Parigi) 11:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: S.F. IndieFest -- "awkward and lovely" (shorts) noon. Undermind (Dwek) 4:30 p.m. Bettie Page: Dark Angel 9:30 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Call for program.


Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, A monthly film series continues. $12.

THURSDAY (Feb. 12): Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls (1966), a 210-minute "immersion course" in Warhol's 1960s world of "drugs, sexual freedom, and social change" 7 p.m.


3543 18th St. (at Guerrero), 621-4969 and for San Francisco Independent Film Festival programming. $9 with $7 matinees (before 4 p.m.).

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): The San Francisco Independent Film Festival screens here this weekend. Today, A Certain Kind of Death (Hadaegh and Babcock) 2:45 p.m. "Your Warped Mind" (shorts) 5 p.m. Celluloid Horror (Fester, Canada) 7:15 p.m. Psychobilly (Decay) 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (Feb. 14): S.F. IndieFest -- "The Ongoing Wow" (shorts) noon. Olive or Twist (Moody) 2:15 p.m. Maybe Logic (Bauscher) 4:30 p.m. Whole (Gilbert) 7 p.m. The Halfway House (Hall) 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (Feb. 15): S.F. IndieFest -- Bruce Haack: King of Techno (Anagnos) noon. "Righteous Babes" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. Have You Seen Clem (Lyttle) 4:30 p.m. Corner of Your Eye (Spencer) 7 p.m. In Smog and Thunder (Meredith) and shorts 9:15 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.

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 11): The Latino Film Festival presents Queen of the Gypsies (Jocelyn Amaya, 2002), a documentary about 1920s-30s flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. Video. $8 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (Feb. 12): The San Francisco Cinematheque presents the legendary surveillance-camera symphony Der Riese (The Giant, Michael Klier, Germany, 1984), plus Daniel Barnett's Endless film about Chicago city streets. $7 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Feb. 13): A series of Pier Paolo Pasolini's erotic films continues with The Arabian Nights (Italy, 1974), stories within stories. $7 7:30 p.m.

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