Reps Etc.

WEDNESDAY: Water's for sale and you're suffering Thirst (Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, 2004). See Ongoing for review 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Call for films and times.


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 & THURSDAY: Eleven plot lines intersect in the Irish Intermission (John Crowley, 2004), among them Colm Meaney's pursuit of Colin Farrell 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:25 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Rock DJ Rodney Bingenheimer was Mayor of the Sunset Strip (George Hickenlooper, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez refuses to fall in the on-the-spot doc The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain, Ireland, 2003) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.


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

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Deserted Station (Alireza Raisian, Iran, 2002). See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Bill Murray series starts with the never-theatrically-released (at least in this city) fantasy Nothing Lasts Forever (Tom Schiller, 1984), with Murray the entertainment director of a bus to the moon 6, 8, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY: Murray's a gloomy Blume in love in Wes Anderson's prep-school comedy Rushmore (1998) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.

SUNDAY: Murray chases a gopher in the golf comedy Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.

MONDAY: From the maker of the new Stepford Wives, Frank Oz's psychiatric comedy What About Bob? (1991) 6, 8, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY: Murray's quite good as Polonius in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000) 7, 9:15 p.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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Ronald Reagan summer series screens two comedies, The Voice of the Turtle (Irving Rapper, 1947; 3:40, 7:30 p.m. ), with Reagan wooing Eleanor Parker, 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 Turtle.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Ronald Reagan's film debut, Love Is on the Air (Nick Grinde, 1937; 6:20, 9:50 p.m. ), screens with the wartime adventure Desperate Journey (Raoul Walsh, 1942; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4 p.m. ), with Reagan as Errol Flynn's sidekick. Chapter 2 of Superman precedes Desperate Journey.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $7, $2 for second feature, save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

FRIDAY (July 9): A series devoted to the films of the late Frank Perry screens the grimly allegorical The Swimmer (1968; 7 p.m. ) and the Cold War parable Ladybug, Ladybug (1963; 8:45 p.m. ), which packs a real punch to the belly.

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