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.
THURSDAY: Misused by gangster Bill Murray, Uma Thurman should consider killing Bill in Mad Dog and Glory (John McNaughton, 1992), the last film in the Murray series, which had been ongoing at the big Roxie 7, 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: "Fear and the selling of American Empire" after 9/11 is tackled in the Michael Moore-less Hijacking Catastrophe (Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally, 2004). See Opening for review 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Seagull's Laughter (Ágûst Gudmundsson, Iceland, 2001); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 16-22): Time of the Wolf (Michael Haneke, France, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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: An "Exploit-O-Scope" screening of Rollercoaster (James Goldstone, 1977), with rumbly Sensurround re-created as Sub-Sonic Sound for this thriller about Timothy Bottoms blowing up carnival attractions 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: The shorts program "Thomas Ince and the Origins of the Western" offers a nice lineup of little-seen early films, including "the first great western," The Invaders (1912) 5:30 p.m. Victor Schertzinger's Redskin (1929) casts Richard Dix as a Navajo with a college education. Filmed in color on location at Canyon de Chelly, Ariz. 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Film and video artist Takahiko Iimura in person with his work, including On Eye Rape (1962) and Seeing / Hearing / Speaking (2002-03) 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 matinees (first two shows).
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (July 14 & 15): 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 4, 5:40, 7:30, 9:10 p.m.
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.
FRIDAY (July 16): Sidney Lumet's odd film adaptation of the Broadway hit The Wiz (1978) stars an overage Diana Ross as Dorothy and an underage Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow. Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 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.
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) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Control Room (Jehane Noujaim, 2004) 6:30 p.m. The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2003) 8:30 p.m. Facing Windows (Ferzan Ozpetak, Italy, 2003) 7, 9:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The Hunting of the President (Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason, 2004); see Opening for review. 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: James Nachtwey, War Photographer (Christian Frei, 2001) documents the life and work of a man who never needs fear unemployment 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Cory McAbee's sci-fi musical The American Astronaut (2001) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Jonathan Demme's worthy documentary The Agronomist (2003) follows the life and death of Haitian dissident Jean Dominique 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.
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