Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. A midnight series continues this week. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Michael Burke's The Mudge Boy (2003); see Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 11-17): The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Canada, 2003) will see you now. See Opening for review 8 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1:30, 4:45 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY (June 11 & 12): Bill Murray's a Blume in love in the prep school comedy Rushmore (Wed Anderson, 1998). $7.50 midnight.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE COMPLEX
762 Fulton (at Webster), 771-9271 and www.sfbff.org for this series. This site hosts the Third Urban Kidz spinoff programs for young people, part of the sixth annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. $7 adults, $5 kids for films, $15 adults, $12 kids for films plus pizza.
SATURDAY (June 12): Urban Kidz Film Festival screens shorts including Warriors at Play (Davis, Canada) 10 a.m. Pizza Party 11:15 a.m. Gettin' Grown (Greer) 12:30 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (June 10): After Stonewall (1999) reviews gay history through the end of the 20th century -- thereby missing the Queer Eye era 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 11): Whispered Media's Boom: The Sound of Eviction (2000), a record of the dotcom boom that repeopled the Mission, screens as a benefit for Eviction Defence Collaborative 8 p.m.
AUCTIONS BY THE BAY
FRIDAY (June 11): Giant plants replace people in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956) 7, 9 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 5): Giant plants eat people in the musical remake of The Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986) 7, 9 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 6): The Little Shop of Horrors 5 p.m. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 7 p.m.
BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE
4705 Third (at Newcomb), 771-9271 and www.sfbff.org for this series. This site hosts programs from the sixth annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. $9.
SATURDAY (June 12): Lexi Leban's Girl Trouble (2004), a documentary about three girls in San Francisco's juvenile justice system 2 p.m.
2789 24th St. (at York), 771-9271 and www.sfbff.org for this series. This restored movie house, with two screens, hosts programs from the sixth annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. All programs $9, save as noted.
WEDNESDAY (June 9): Theater 1 -- The Opening Night program is Sudz Sutherland's Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (Canada, 2003). $35 7 p.m.
THURSDAY (June 10): Theater 1 -- Two short features from South Africa including The Death of Tarzan (Redmond) 1 p.m. A program of shorts including 1-800-Rent a White Folk (Burks and McCray) 3 p.m. Jesse's Closet (Johnson) 5 p.m. Soldiers of the Rock (Maake, South Africa) 6:45 p.m. Hooked, with Oakland basketball legend Hook Mitchell in person 9 p.m. Theater 2 -- Tide Marks: The Legacy of Apartheid (Abbott) 1 p.m. Washington, D.C. in 2011, a Divided City (Brown) 3 p.m. Listening Party, open-mike poetry. $10 7 p.m.
FRIDAY (June 11): Theater 1 -- A free screening of Redemption, Vondie Curtis-Hall's film about Tookie Williams (Jamie Foxx); e-mail RSVP to email@example.com 10 a.m. Shorts, mostly comedies, including Allergic to Nuts (Williams) noon. Brazilian Capoeira and New Zealand hip hop are explored in two docs, Black Beetle (Rollins) and Hip-Hop Resurrection (Deet) 1:45 p.m. Theater 2 -- Black history's explored via The Pen (Hazle) and Cuzin Sista (Sewell) noon Black Israel (Dones) 2 p.m. African Women in the Cinema (Ellerson) 3:45 p.m. Theater 1 -- The Melvin Van Peebles Awards for new black filmmakers is accompanied by a screening of Isaac Julien's 1970s retrospective Baadasssss Cinema. $40 6 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 12): Theater 1 -- Lisa Gay Hamilton's Beah, about actress Beah Richards 11 a.m. Films on middle-class aspirations in Tulsa (Goldberger's Stone Mansion) and Martha's Vineyard (Nelson's A Place of Our Own) 1:15 p.m. Hip Hop Immortals (Palestrini) 3 p.m. Rap Dreams (Epps) 5 p.m. Romances include Strange as Angels (Foley) 8 p.m. Theater 2 -- The Color of Funny (Singleton) and Not Just Yet (Small) noon Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality in America (Mya B.) 2:30 p.m. Panel discussion on black female sexuality 5 p.m. Love in Harlem (Key) and other shorts 6 p.m. Zemad's Journey (Workneh and Springer, Ethiopia) 7:45 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 13): Theater 1 -- The Cuban Hip-Hop All Stars (Alafia, Cuba) 11 a.m. Shorts, including Silas Lynch (Daniel), about a black man passing for white who takes a key role in The Birth of a Nation 12:45 p.m. 3 Girls I Know (Mozen) 2:30 p.m. Koumandi (Traore, Burkina Faso), with panel discussion on black American's relationship with Africa to follow 3:45 p.m. Theater 2 -- After Jonestown (Bulter and Van De Carr) and The Healing Passage (Sharp) noon Guinea in the 1960s and today is contrasted in Conakry Kas (Diawara) 2:30 p.m. Theater 1 -- Closing Night screening of Ras Cuba (Moss, Cuba) and One Love (Elgood and Letts, Jamaica). $35 6 p.m.
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