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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 in an open-ended run.

WEDNESDAY: The course of human folly is followed in the documentary Stupidity (Albert Nerenberg, 2004) 7 p.m. R. Torjan's Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer (2004) 8:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

THURSDAY: Michael Almereyda's This So-Called Disaster (2004), a record of the San Francisco production of Sam Shepard's play The Late Henry Moss 6, 8, 10 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.

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 (May 14): A David Lean series continues with his missed-opportunity romance Brief Encounter (U.K., 1946) 6:30 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 (May 14): Elvis and Ann-Margret find reason to cry Viva Las Vegas (George Sidney, 1964). 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 (May 13): Two obscure Chilean horror movies were re-edited into The Curse of the Stone Hand (Jerry Warren, Carl Schlieppe, 1959) with new footage with John Carradine (dad of the Bill who must be killed). $6 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER

1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $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: Clay Bird (Tareque Masud, Bangladesh, 2002) 6:45, 8:50 p.m. Broken Wings (Nir Bergman, Israel, 2002) 7, 9 p.m. Monsieur Ibrahim (François Dupeyron, France, 2003) 6:30 p.m. Touching the Void (Kevin MacDonald, U.K., 2003) 8:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2003); see Page 43 for review. Broken Wings, Clay Bird, Monsieur Ibrahim, and Touching the Void continue. Call for times.

RED VIC

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Skateboard cham-peen Mike Vallely is profiled in Mark Jeremias' Drive (2002) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Six surfers share a single board in this aquatic version of La Ronde, Singlefin: Yellow (Jason Baffa, 2003) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The fate of African refugees in the United States is told in Lost Boys of Sudan (Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan, 2003) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

ROXIE

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

WEDNESDAY: Michael Almereyda's This So-Called Disaster (2004), a record of the San Francisco production of Sam Shepard's play The Late Henry Moss 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY: The S.F. DocFest offers a day of new documentaries. See Night & Day, Page 25, for more. Jessica Yu's In the Realms of the Unreal looks at the ultimate outsider artist 5 p.m. A car salesman Slasher (John Landis) 7:15 p.m. Fans scramble for one of Barry Bonds' homers in Up for Grabs (Michael Wranovics) 9:15, 11 p.m. All shows $9.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: This So-Called Disaster (2004) resumes 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building, Room 101, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), 775-7755 and www.afsf.com for information on this series. Films screen in 35mm. $5.

WEDNESDAY (May 12): Alliance Française has programmed a series of films by Alain Corneau at this university. Tonight, Police Python 357 (1976), with Yves Montand as a tough cop 7 p.m.

THURSDAY (May 13): Gérard Depardieu is a French solider in the Sahara, 1911, in Fort Saganne (1984) 7 p.m.

FRIDAY (May 14): Depardieu plays a court musician looking back at his training in Tous le matins du monde (1991) 7 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 18): Patrick Dewaere is a loser who sees a chance to turn the tables on life in Corneau's Série Noire (1979) 7 p.m.

STANFORD

221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. This spring's series emphasizes James Stewart, detective films, and Hollywood 1934-38. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: John Ford's The Hurricane (1937; 7:30 p.m.), a proto-disaster movie and South Seas idyll, screening with The Jungle Princess (William Thiele, 1936; 5:55, 9:35 p.m.). Both films star Dorothy Lamour.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: James Stewart stars in Anthony Mann's excellent revenge western The Naked Spur (1953; 4:30, 7:30 p.m.), billed with The Gay Falcon (Irving Reis, 1939; 6:10, 9:15 p.m.), with George Sanders as a sharp-tongued amateur sleuth and metrosexual.

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