Reps Etc.

THURSDAY (June 10): This venue's annual Tribute to William Shatner screens Impulse (William Grefe, 1974), with Shatner as a serial killer (!), plus related Shatnerific surprises. $6 9:15 p.m.

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


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), 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: Word Wars (Eric Chaiken, Julian Petrillo, 2003) 6:30 p.m.The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, Canada, 2003) 8:15 p.m. The Butterfly (Le Papillon, Philippe Muyl, France, 2002) 7, 8:45 p.m See Ongoing for reviews. Call for other films.

THURSDAY: French director Patrice Leconte in person with his latest film, Intimate Strangers (2004), with Sandrine Bonnaire and Fabrice Luchini. $12 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Control Room (Jehane Noujaim, 2004), see Opening for review, and The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Canada, 2003), see Ongoing for review. The Butterfly and The Saddest Music in the World continue.


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

WEDNESDAY: Tod Browning's carnivale Freaks (1932), screening with Natalija Vekic's short The Girl with the Pearl Suspended 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Walter Murch's restored and reedited Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958/1998) 7, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: It's not a good day to go mountain climbing when you're Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, U.K., 2004); see Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Charlize Theron gains weight and an Oscar as Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.


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

WEDNESDAY: A festival of Deco-Dent Cinema, with films from the golden age of art decoinfluenced films, continues with Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932), an all-star ensemble of love, loneliness and luggage 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Deco -- Greta Garbo's last silent, The Kiss (Jacques Feyder, 1929), with Lew Ayres the recipient 7, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 11-17): Al Pacino's a publicist on his last promo tour in People I Know (Daniel Algrant, 2003); see Opening for review 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:15, 4:45 p.m.


132 Eddy (at Mason), 474-7973, $5 advance, $10 door.

FRIDAY (June 11): This art gallery cum wine and sake bar cum lounge offers an evening of Transcinema with audio/visual performances by The Light Surgeons (U.K.), (Spain) and more 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Producer Michael Todd's cameo-laden spectacle Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson, 1956) screens just ahead of the Jackie Chanladen remake 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2 p.m.


2430 Third St. (between 20th and 22nd streets), 824-7334, $5. This shagadelic venue now and again screens very rare and interesting items.

SATURDAY (June 12): A multimedia, five-screen projection of Andrew Repasky McElhinney's "jukebox/peepshow" I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy!, a political meditation blending Nixon, Kubrick, Cagney and Sondheim 8 p.m.- 1 a.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 (June 9): Latino Film Festival presents Iciar Bollain's Flowers From Another World (Spain, 1999), about an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic falling in with new friends in Madrid. $8 6, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY (June 10): A series of the no-budget films of Philly-based "Janitor of Lunacy" Andrew Repasky McElhinney (described by the YBC as "an unholy melding of Fassbinder, Edgar Ulmer and Ed Wood") opens with his version of Georges Bataille's surrealist/pornographic Story of the Eye (2003) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (June 11): Thom Andersen in person with Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003); see PFA Thursday for details 7 p.m.


2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, for this series. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. This month "The Best of Fearless Tales," a horror/sci-fi series, offers "Film Legends of Tomorrow." $8.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY (May 26-31): A salesman loses touch in the science-fiction satire Moonlight by the Sea (Justin Hennard, 2003) 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 4:30 p.m.

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