Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.
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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 3-9): Vincent Gallo seeks The Brown Bunny of love in his 2004 film. See Opening for review. Call for times.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
SATURDAY (Sept. 4): Joe Biel's A Hundred Dollars and a T-Shirt documents zine production in the Northwest. Zinester in person. $7 7 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
400 block of Sir Frances Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, 453-4333, www.filmnight.org. A summer-long "Film Night in the Park" continues. BYO chairs, blankets, and pillows. $5 donation, no one turned away.
FRIDAY (Sept. 3): A "Made in the Bay Area" series screens Stacy Peralta's skate doc Dogtown and Z-Boys (2002) 8 p.m.
SUNDAY (Sept. 5): The Birds descend on Bodega Bay in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller 8 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
STARTS TUESDAY: Call for program.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
TUESDAY (Sept. 7): A series of the Holocaust-themed films of producer Arthur Brauner screens Der 20 Juli (The Plot to Assassinate Hitler, Falk Harnack, Germany, 1955), a dramatic re-creation of Count von Stauffenberg's near-miss of 1944 7:30 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 3-9): Imagining Argentina (Christopher Hampton, U.K./Argentina, 2004). See Ongoing for review Fri 6:30, 8:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 4:30, 7 p.m.; Mon 4:30 p.m.; Tues & Wed 4:30, 7 p.m.; Thurs 4:30 p.m.
3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Bill O'Reilly Outfoxed (Robert Greenwald, 2004); see Ongoing for review 6:15, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (Mark Moorman, 2004). See Ongoing for review 8 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 3-9): Elmer Fudd seeks a wascally wabbit named The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday through Sunday): Hard-core 1970s porn in 3-D, Lollipop Girls in Hard Candy (Steven Gibson, 1976).
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing opens its fall film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
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.
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