STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
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.
THURSDAY: A westerns series saddles up with a free screening of the comic Trail of the Vigilantes (Allan Dwan, 1940) 5:30 p.m. Ingrid Bergman and a visibly uncomfortable George Sanders play a married couple on the rocks of Naples in Roberto Rossellini's neorealist drama Voyage to Italy (Italy, 1953) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: The young John Wayne leads settlers west across The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh, 1930; 7 p.m. ), shown in its rare widescreen version. Christy Cabanne's The Last Outlaw (1936; 9:40 p.m. ) is an excellent low-budget modern western, with outlaw Harry Carrey freed from prison to a radically changed west.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Peter Delpeut's Lyrical Nitrate (Netherlands, 1990), comprised of surviving hand-tinted films from before 1915 7:30 p.m.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and www.palaceoffinearts.org/events.html for venue; (843) 272-8524 and www.avataroftheage.com for this program. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs. $10, $5 weekday matinees (first two shows).
DAILY: The premiere of Meher Baba: Avatar of the Age (Irwin Luck, 2004), billed as "a documentary Love story of the human and Divine side of God when he returns as the Avatar on earth," covering 15 years of Baba's life in India. Says the film's Web site, "The entire narration in the film is from direct quotes of Meher Baba and carries the full weight of His Divine Authority." Take that, Mel Gibson! Screens through July 15 4, 5:40, 7:30, 9:10 p.m.
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.
TUESDAY (July 6): The Fourth World War (2003), "the untold human story of men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict," screens as a benefit for Just Cause Oakland. $7 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, 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: The Story of the Weeping Camel (Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, Mongolia, 2003) 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Control Room (Jehane Noujaim, 2004) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2003) 8 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Control Room, The Corporation, and The Story of the Weeping Camel continue. Call for times.
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.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Jim Carrey's got something he's trying to remember in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michael Gondry, 2004) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:14 p.m. (That's what it says, 4:14 p.m. -- don't forget!)
SUNDAY: Closed for sparklers.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Doin' time at the monastery, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring (Kim Ki-Duk, Korea, 2003) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
WEDNESDAY (June 30): Something there is that doesn't like a Wall, so say Good Bye, Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker, Germany, 1998) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 1): Good Bye, Lenin! 5:10 p.m. Young Adam (David Mackenzie, U.K., 2003) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THOUGH SUNDAY (July 2-4): Call for films and times.
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.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (July 2-4): A Ronald Reagan summer series opens with two comedies, The Girl From Jones Beach (Peter Godfrey, 1949; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:40 p.m. ), with Reagan as an artist discovering that Virginia Mayo has beauty's perfect proportions, and Bedtime for Bonzo (Frederick de Cordova, 1951; 5:55, 9:45 p.m. ), with Reagan as a scientist who decides to raise a chimp as a child. Chapter 1 of Superman (Spencer Gordon, 1948) precedes The Girl From Jones Beach.
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