Reps Etc.

THURSDAY (April 15): Antero Alli's fears eat the soul in his ambitious video feature Hysteria (2002), about a Croatian soldier's Yugoslav flashbacks. It screens with his short Fears (2001). Alli in person 8 p.m.

FOREIGN CINEMA

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.

DAILY (Closed Monday): Ol' gravel voice is back -- Robert Evans narrates the story of his life in The Kid Stays in the Picture (Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen, 2002), screening through April 25 7:45, 9:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 11:15 p.m.

HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Project Space West, Building 944, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, 331-2787 and www.headlands.org for information and directions.

THURSDAY (April 15): Total Mobile Home (Rebecca Barten and David Sherman) presents "The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology" as they unspool reels of films rescued from dumpsters around the Bay Area. Come early for a $15 dinner (call 331-2787 by April 13 for reservation) at 6 p.m. Free live performance/installation 8 p.m.

HOTEL COSMO

761 Post (at Jones), 673-3080 and www.artworksf.com for information on this program. $3 at door.

THURSDAY (April 15): A weekly series of "Poetry at the Cosmo" tonight features Tim McKee and a short film by Patrick Epino 6 p.m.

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA

425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura promotes Italian language and culture in Northern California with occasional film screenings. Free.

TUESDAY (April 20): Two friends perform Chekhov and discover they've cuckolded each other in All About Salvatores: Turné (Gabriele Salvatores, Italy, 1990). No subtitles 6:30 p.m.

LITTLE ROXIE

3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down. Call ahead to see if the scheduled film is actually continuing, as movies play here on an open-ended run.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The course of human folly is followed in the documentary Stupidity (Albert Nerenberg, 2004). See Ongoing for review 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.

LUMIERE

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: Mayor of the Sunset Strip (George Hickenlooper, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY

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

FRIDAY (April 16): Lucino Visconti's proto-noir Ossessione (Italy, 1943) liberated James Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice for his own purposes 6:30 p.m.

PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $8, second show $2; $12 for SFIFF programs save as noted. 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 class open to the public offers "The Art of the Political Film," a lecture-discussion including a screening of "a classic docudrama" 3 p.m. Werepad impresario Jacques Boyreau, author of The Male Mystique, introduces the surf-set midlife crisis of Sam Elliott, Lifeguard (Daniel Petrie, 1976) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Closed.

FRIDAY: The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival screens here through April 29. See Page 42 for more details. Tonight, We Loved Each Other So Much (Janssen, Netherlands) 5 p.m. The Saddest Music in the World (Maddin, Canada) 7:10 p.m. Suite Habana (Pérez, Cuba) 9:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFIFF -- The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (Hastrup, Denmark) 1:30 p.m. Dame le Mano (Honigmann, U.S./Netherlands) 3:10 p.m. Control Room (Noujaim, U.S./Egypt) 6:30 p.m. That Day (Ruiz, Switzerland) 8:50 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFIFF -- This Little Life (Gavron, U.K.) 1:30 p.m. Back to Kotelnich (Carrère, France) 3:45 p.m. The Missing (Lee, Taiwan) 6:45 p.m. After You (Salvadori, France) 8:40 p.m.

MONDAY: SFIFF -- Vibrator (Hiroki, Japan) 6:30 p.m. Last Life in the Universe (Ratanaruang, Thailand) 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFIFF -- "Bringing the Light" (experimental shorts) 7 p.m. Loving Glances (Karanovic, Serbia) 9 p.m.

PARAMOUNT

2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com. $6. 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 (April 16): Farley Granger (the Ben Affleck of his time) and Robert Walker (equals Matt Damon) are Strangers on a Train (1951) in Alfred Hitchcock's ever-popular thriller. (Hitchcock has no modern equal.) Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 p.m.

PARKWAY

1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $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 (April 15): Pay your taxes and then lose your head in David Lynch's road-movie version of The Wizard of Oz, Wild at Heart (1990), with novelist/screenwriter Barry Gifford in person 9 p.m.

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