Reps Etc.

SUNDAY: AFF -- A gangster signs on for a fake wedding in Failan (Song, Korea) 12:30 p.m. Lady General Hua-Mulan 3:05 p.m. Gemini 5:30 p.m. One-Armed Swordsman 7:20 p.m. Battlefield Baseball 9:50 p.m.

MONDAY: AFF -- A Living Hell noon."If You Were Me" 2:10 p.m. Sex and the Beauties 4:20 p.m. Antenna 6:20 p.m. The series' Closing Night film is the second installment in the popular "Grudge" series, Ju-On 2 (Shimizu, Japan). $10 8:45 p.m.


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald, 2004). See Ongoing for review 6:30, 8:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (Mark Moorman, 2004). See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex offers a midnight movie series, "The Filth," with just the film on Fridays and audience participation events on Saturdays. $8. For other Lumiere programs, see our Showtimes page.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Aug. 20 & 21): Takashi Miike's itchy Ichi the Killer (2001) midnight.


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: Divan (Pearl Gluck, U.S./Hungary, 2003). See Ongoing for review 2, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 20-26): Imagining Argentina (Christopher Hampton, U.S./Argentina, 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 Francis Coppola's Dementia 13 (1963), complete with the psychiatrist-designed test given patrons 40 years ago to see if they can take the shock 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Luchino Visconti series continues with Visconti's masterpiece The Leopard (Italy, 1963), restored to its 188-minute grandeur in a new print 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: Visconti's lovely White Nights (Italy, 1957) casts Marcello Mastroianni as a love-struck passer-by in this dreamlike Dostoevski adaptation 7 p.m. Visconti's quite rare adaptation of The Stranger (Italy, 1967), with Mastroianni as Camus' impulse killer 9:10 p.m.

SATURDAY: Visconti's family melodrama Vaghe stelle dell'orsa (Italy, 1965), with Claudia Cardinale 7 p.m. The director's last film, Conversation Piece (Italy, 1974), with Burt Lancaster as an art historian in retreat 9:05 p.m.

SUNDAY: White Nights 5:30 p.m. The Stranger 7:35 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: F.W. Murnau's vampiric classic Nosferatu (Germany, 1922) screens with live piano by Judith Rosenberg 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 (Aug. 20): Richard Roundtree dispenses his own brand of justice as Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971). 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.

THURSDAY (Aug. 19): Ray Dennis Steckler's The Thrill Killers (1965) screens in place of the announced Rat Phink a Boo Boo. Co-star Herb Robbins in person. $6 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (Aug. 22): The second annual Oakland International Black Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Film Festival screens here today; see for more info. $8 per program.

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: Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, 2004) 6:45, 9 p.m. The Story of the Weeping Camel (Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, Mongolia, 2003) 6:30 p.m. Seducing Dr. Lewis (Jean-François Pouliot, Canada, 2003) 8:30 p.m. The Hunting of the President (Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason, 2004) 9:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY: A twice-weekly Barbara Stanwyck series screens the Billy Wilder-scripted Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941), with Stanwyck the stripper who takes refuge with shy linguist Gary Cooper 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: Three women live on Since Otar Left (Julie Bertucelli, France/Georgia, 2003). See Ongoing for review 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Stander (Bronwen Hughes, U.K., 2004); see Opening for review. Hijacking Catastrophe (Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Maria Full of Grace, Seducing Dr. Lewis, Since Otar Left, and The Story of the Weeping Camel continue. Call for times.

SUNDAY: Mick LaSalle introduces the pre-Code melodrama Night Nurse (William Wellman, 1933), with Barbara Stanwyck taking on ruthless gangster Clark Gable to save her young charges 7 p.m.

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