3200 Grand (at Lake Park), Oakland, (510) 452-3556, www.oaklandfilmfestival.org for this event. This multiplex usually shows first-run movies. $9 save as noted. For the rest of the Grand Lake's schedule, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY (Sept. 22): The third Oakland Film Festival concludes with a program of shorts, "A Reminder of Our Humanity" 7 p.m.
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS
446 Valencia (between 15th and 16th streets), 626-3311, www.theintersection.org. This art space offers a film screening this week. $9-15 sliding scale.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (Sept. 23-25): Filmmaker Pierre Hébert and composer Bob Ostertag combine for a live "sampled sound" performance of Endangered Species (2004), "a new work about disappearance, panic, witness and humor" 8 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.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for film and times.
3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.
THURSDAY: Orwell Rolls in His Grave 6 p.m. Three Kings director David O. Russell in person with his documentary follow-up to that film, Soldier's Pay (2004), screening with Uncovered: The War on Iraq (Greenwald, 2004) 8 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Monumental (Kelly Duane, 2004); see Ongoing for review 6 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism 7:40 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4 p.m. Soldier's Pay and Uncovered: The War on Iraq 9:15 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.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): Strange doings at a nursing home animate Bubba Ho-Tep (Don Coscarelli, 2003).
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. This cultural asset of long standing continues its fall film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
THURSDAY (Sept. 23): Byron Haskin's classic Outer Limits episode "Demon With a Glass Hand" (1964) will screen as part of a lecture on science fiction by this writer, Doug Williams, and Metro critic Richard von Busack, discussing our contributions to The Science Fiction Film Reader (Limelight Editions). $5 6 p.m.
Action Theater, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), Second Floor, 788-7142 and www.focusitalia.org for this program. Free.
SATURDAY (Sept. 25): As part of the annual Celebrazione Italiana, the second annual Italian Animation Festival offers two days of films direct from Positano's annual Cartoons on the Bay festival. Today, "Program 1" screens Canada's Penguins Behind Bars and the ever-popular zoomorphic Creature Comforts (Nick Park, U.K., 1989) 3 p.m. "Program 2" includes Stefi's World (Italy), Franny's Feet (Canada), and Raju and I (India) 7 p.m.
SUNDAY (Sept. 26): "Program 2" 3 p.m. "Program 1" 7 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: Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Last Life in the Universe (Thailand, 2003). See Ongoing for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for title and 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: "Performance Anxiety," a series on video performance art, screens Martha Rosler's Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (1977), measuring every inch of a body; a food fight by the HalfLifers (1997's Actions in Action); and more 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Pialat's Under Satan's Sun (1987) casts Depardieu as a haunted priest 7 p.m. The family melodrama A nos amours (1983) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Depardieu weighs wife, mistress, and son in Le Garçu (Pialat, 1995) 7 p.m. More Depardieu, this time with Isabelle Huppert in Loulou (Pialat, 1980) 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: "The McBoingBoing Revolution" offers a program narrated by Russell Merritt of the stylized and funny UPA cartoons of the early 1950s, including the Dr. Seuss-penned Gerald McBoingBoing (Robert Cannon, 1951), John Hubley's Rooty Toot Toot (1952), and Ted Parmalee's chilling Poe adaptation The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: A program of 1970s "Collage Films" includes Robert Breer's Rubber Cement (1976), Bruce Conner's atomic Crossroads (1976) and excellent Valse Triste (1979), and Frank Mouris' hilarious Frank Film (1973) 7:30 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.
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