Reps Etc.

DAILY (Closed Monday): Damian Pettigrew's documentary Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (Italy, 2003) screens through Aug. 15 8:30, 10:15 p.m.


2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, $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 this Friday. For the Four Star's regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.

FRIDAY (July 30): Jackie Chan weekend opens with The Big Brawl (Robert Clouse, 1980), an early effort to break into the American market midnight.

SATURDAY (July 31): The original Cantonese version of Supercop: Police Story 3 (Stanley Tong, Hong Kong, 1993), with Michelle Yeoh midnight.


3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $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.

DAILY: "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 Ongoing for review. Continues until further notice at 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, 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: Twist (Jacob Tierney, Canada, 2003). See Ongoing for review 2:40, 5:10, 7:40 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 30-Aug. 5): Alexander Sokurov's Father and Son (Russia, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $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" series screens William Castle's Psycho knockoff Homicidal (1961) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Federico Fellini's underrated tour through ancient Rome, Satyricon (Italy, 1969) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two classic westerns paired, Budd Boetticher's elegantly simple Ride Lonesome (1959; 7:30 p.m.), with Randolph Scott, and The Searchers (1956; 9:05 p.m.), the John Ford/John Wayne epic.

SATURDAY: An Ingmar Bergman series screens his comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sweden, 1955; 5, 9 p.m.), plus Wild Strawberries (Sweden, 1956; 7:10 p.m.), with Victor Sjostrom as an old man with a past.

SUNDAY: The PFA's western series concludes with David Miller's adaptation of an Ed Abbey novel, Lonely Are the Brave (1962), with Kirk Douglas as "the brave cowboy" 5:30 p.m. Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), to many the greatest western ever, and to some the greatest film ever (but there are those who'll say the same for The Searchers) 7:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Lithuanian filmmaker Sarunas Bartas' Corridor (1994), a plotless depiction of post-communist ennui 7:30 p.m.


2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, $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 30): Elvis does the Jailhouse Rock (Richard Thorpe, 1957). Doors open at 7 p.m., film at 8 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $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, $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 Hunting of the President (Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason, 2004) 6:30 p.m. The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2003) 8:30 p.m. The Mother (Roger Michell, U.K., 2003) 6:45 p.m. Control Room (Jehane Noujaim, 2004) 9:10 p.m. The Story of the Weeping Camel (Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, Mongolia, 2003) 7, 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Maria Full of Grace and coke (Jim Denault, Colombia/U.S., 2004); see Opening for review. Call for films and times.

SATURDAY: A special screening, as part of a Ray Harryhausen tribute, of Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963) presented by special-effects experts Phil Tippett and Craig Barron 7 p.m.


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: The Red Vic marks its 24th anniversary with Hal Ashby's dark comedy Harold and Maude (1971) 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: P.J. Soles brings the Ramones to Rock 'n' Roll High School (Allan Arkush, 1979) and comedy ensues 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Lars von Trier brings Nicole Kidman to Dogville (2004) and tragedy ensues Sun 2, 5:30, 9 p.m.; Mon 8 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 3 & 4): Guy Maddin conjures up The Saddest Music in the World (Canada, 2004) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 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.

DAILY: The Hunting of the President continues in an open-ended run. See Ongoing for review 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.

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