WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: David Brower -- Monumental (Kelly Duane, 2004); see Ongoing for review 6 p.m. Fox News -- Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism(Robert Greenwald, 2004); see Ongoing for review 7:40 p.m. Iraq -- Uncovered: The War on Iraq (Greenwald, 2004) and Soldier's Pay (David O. Russell, 2004) 9:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
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. Also, one of its screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For other Lumiere programs, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 1-7): Gays seek marriage rights in Jim de Sève's documentary Tying the Knot (2004). See review on Page 41. Call for times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): Stanley Kubrick's "least pretentious film," A Clockwork Orange (1971), turned out to be pretty accurate, sad to say. $8.
MAIN POST THEATRE
SATURDAY (Oct. 2): The third annual "Film in the Fog" event screens Forbidden Planet (Fred McLeod Wilcox, 1956), an allegory of id and ego re-enacting Shakespeare's Tempest and set on the distant planet Altair-4. Preceded by a newsreel and the Tom & Jerry cartoon Cruise Cat (William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, 1952). Festivities with live music begin at 5 p.m., screening at 7 p.m.
MARIN CIVIC CENTER
Showcase Theatre, 3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), San Rafael, 499-6800 and www.italianfilm.com for this series. The 2004 Italian Film Festival screens at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed complex for six weeks starting Oct. 2. $10.75.
SATURDAY (Oct. 2): The past and future together of a newlywed couple are on view in Alessandro D'Alatri's If By Chance (2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. This cultural asset of long standing continues its fall film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow. $7 save as noted.
FRIDAY (Oct. 1): Jean Renoir's humane and humanistic anti-war parable Grand Illusion (France, 1937) also works as a World War I POW escape story 6:30 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: Bang Rajan (Thanit Jitnukul, Thailand, 2000). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
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: Paul McCarthy (Black and White Tapes, 1970-75) and Cheryl Donegan (Rehearsal, 1994) turn themselves into human paintbrushes in "Performance Anxiety," a series on video performance art 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A Maurice Pialat series concludes with Jacques Dutronc as Van Gogh (France, 1991), as seen over the last two months of his life 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A weekend of films by Roy Andersson screens his long-take wonder Songs From the Second Floor (2000; 7 p.m.) plus a program of his "Commercials and Shorts" including the disowned anti-AIDS Something Happened (1987) 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: Roy Andersson's Czech New Wave-influenced A Swedish Love Story (1969; 7 p.m.) and the film with which Andersson discovered his distinctive flat, absurdist style, Giliap (1975; 8:50 p.m.), a comedy set at a hotel.
SUNDAY: A program of the puppet animations of the Czech Jirí Trnka includes his anti-Nazi Springman and the SS (1946), the anti-totalitarian The Hand (1965), and Archangel Gabriel and Mother Goose (1964). Russell Merritt introduces the program 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Films by Julie Murray include Conscious (1993), Anathema (1995), If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (1997), and a new work, plus Thomas J. Stanton's nature doc Slime Molds: Plant or Animal? (1979) 7:30 p.m.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 for venue, (212) 320-3709 and www.resfest.com for this program. The Resfest 2004 Digital Film Festival screens programs of digital shorts, music videos, and features here this week. $9 advance, $12 door, save as noted.
THURSDAY (Sept. 30): Opening Night, $15 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (Oct. 1): Resfest 8, 10 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 2): Resfest 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m.
SUNDAY (Oct. 3): Resfest 1, 3, 5 p.m. Closing Night, $15 7 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.
WEDNESDAY (Sept. 29): The Parkway's sixth annual Film Noir Fest runs through Sept. 30. Tonight, Humphrey Bogart finds it hard to keep a straight face in Dead Reckoning (John Cromwell, 1947). Geronimo! 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (Sept. 30): A "Thrillville" screening, hosted by Will the Thrill Viharo and Tiki Goddess Monica, of Phil Karlson's keen Reno heist movie Five Against the House (1955), a much more enjoyable film than either version of Ocean's Eleven, if only for Kim Novak! With an episode of the serial The Shadow 9:15 p.m.
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