Reps Etc.


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: Sergio Leone's Civil War superwestern The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italy/Spain, 1967) casts Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, respectively 2, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY: Forest Whitaker's a spooky samurai as Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog (1999) 7, 9:25 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Q.T. goes back for seconds on his cheeseburger battle royale, Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004) Fri 7, 9:45 p.m.; Sat 2, 5, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Abused farm animals find a Peaceable Kingdom (Jenny Stein and James LaVeck, 2004). Speakers at evening screenings 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Yoji Yamada's excellent, low-key The Twilight Samurai (Japan, 1961) 7, 9:40 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:25 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: Bill O'Reilly Outfoxed (Robert Greenwald, 2004); see Ongoing for review 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


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: Two with Buster Keaton, ending his starring career at MGM. First, the jolly late silent The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick, 1928; 7:30 p.m.), followed by one of Keaton's few watchable talkies, Speak Easily (Sedgwick, 1932; 9 p.m.).

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Bette Davis plays post office in The Letter (William Wyler, 1940; 7:30 p.m.) and succumbs gallantly in Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding, 1939; 5:35, 9:15 p.m.).

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two about class by Vincente Minnelli, the Parisian-set musical Gigi (7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:15 p.m.) and the Brit-bound The Reluctant Debutante (5:40, 9:55 p.m.). Sandra Dee has the part taken by Amanda Bynes in this film's recent remake, What a Girl Wants. Chapter 9 of Superman (1948) precedes Gigi.


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.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 18): The Film Arts Foundation screens a preview of (yet another) new Bush-bashing documentary, There's Something About W (Robin Chin, 2004), not that there isn't plenty of material to work with 7:30 p.m.


The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its "Mostly Pre-Code" series of 1930s proto-noirs, most featuring dangerous blonde Gertrude Michael. On Saturday, Aug. 21, the Circle screens a double bill of two old dark house mysteries, Menace (Ralph Murphy, 1934), about a killer seeking revenge, at 8 p.m., and Night of Terror (Ben Stoloff, 1933), with Bela Lugosi as a "turbaned dope smoker," at 9:30 p.m. For more info, see; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail ... Also, a monthly Old Oakland Outdoor Cinema series screens the cross-dressing comedy Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982), on Washington Street between Ninth and 10th streets. Limited seating provided; BYO chairs and blankets. Free parking at Eighth and Washington. For more information, call (510) 238-4734 or visit Free. Live music 5 p.m., shorts and feature 8 p.m.

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