SUNDAY (June 13): Rick Prelinger's collage of ads, educational and industrial films, Panorama Ephemera 7:30 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $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.
DAILY: The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan, Canada, 2003) screens through June 16. See Ongoing for review 1, 4:30, 8 p.m.
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 Mondays): Girlfriend's in a coma; Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002) screens through July 4 8:45, 10:45 p.m.
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. $7 for this program. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. "Midnites for Maniacs," a 10-week, 17-film series of rarities in 35mm prints, continues. For the Four Star's regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (June 11 & 12): Free Mr. Roque masks are offered viewers of Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2000) midnight.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
TUESDAY (June 15): A Volker Schlondorff series continues with his parable of The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach (Germany, 1971), about what happens when poor farmers ambush "the money coach" with tax revenues. R.W. Fassbinder is in as an actor 7:30 p.m.
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.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing screens films on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
MONDAY (June 14): A four-week documentary series hosted by SF Weekly contributor Michael Fox continues with Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde et al., 1975), the controversial expose of some of Jackie Kennedy's less together relatives 6:30 p.m.
Action Theater, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), Second Floor, 369-6098, www.metreon.com/events. The Metreon celebrates its fifth anniversary with several free screenings, among other events.
SUNDAY (June 13): A program of Japanese animation from Bandai screens episodes from Cowboy Bebop (Shinichir Watanabe, 1999), the films Gundam Wing Endless Waltz (Yasunao Aoki, 1998), Escaflowne the Movie (Kazuki A kane, 2000) and episodes of the TV series .hack//SIGN (Kichi Mashimo, 2003) and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Kenji Kamiyama, 2004) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Asian Art Museum sponsors The Secret Life of Geishas 6 p.m.
MONDAY (June 14): Five hours of films shot in San Francisco screen, courtesy of DVD Station 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $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: Homemade instruments are on display in Baschet: The Transfiguration of Daily Life (Eric Marin, 2003), Trimpin: Selected Works (Elijah Lawson, 2004) and more. Also, live performance by Peter Whitehead 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Los Angeles Plays Itself," a June series of L.A.-shot movies, continues with The Exiles (Kent McKenzie, 1961), a poetic quasi-documentary of life on L.A.'s Bunker Hill from dusk to dawn 7 p.m. Andrew Garza's Progress (2003), about the life of a busboy and his friends in the Mexican-American L.A. of today 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Three neo-noirs find a home in the L.A. of the Vietnam era, Hickey & Boggs (Robert Culp, 1972; 4:50 p.m.), reuniting Culp with partner Bill Cosby; Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968; 7 p.m.), with Boris Karloff taking on a lone gunman; and Point Blank (John Boorman, 1967; 8:50 p.m.), with Lee Marvin taking on the whole mob.
SUNDAY: Thom Andersen's compilation of L.A. in the movies, Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
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.
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.
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