1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller, 2004) 7:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m. A separate-admission screening of Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) 9:15 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Jonathan Demme's clever remake of The Manchurian Candidate (2004) 7, 9:40 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Red Diaper Baby (Doug Pray, 2004). See Ongoing for review 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed & Sat 2, 4 p.m.
SUNDAY: The Roxie and the S.F. Cinematheque co-sponsor a Halloween double feature (separate admissions) of Political Advertisement 2004 (Antonio Muntadas and Marshall Reese), with Muntadas in person, offering 50 years of TV ads 2, 4, 6 p.m. Red Diaper Baby 8 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Red Diaper Baby 6, 8, 10 p.m.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This recently refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (Oct. 29-31): The return of Rolf Schubel's popular romantic drama Gloomy Sunday (Germany, 2002) 7 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:30 p.m.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. The Stanford continues a mostly Marlon Brando series, mingled with musicals.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were first united in support of Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond (!) in the curiosity Flying Down to Rio (Thornton Freeland, 1933; 7:30 p.m.), screening with Frank Capra's excellent, sentimental comedy Lady for a Day (1934; 5:45, 9:10 p.m.).
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Brando gamely sings and dances in Guys and Dolls (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1955; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3 p.m.), playing with Elvis Presley singing the Jailhouse Rock (Richard Thorpe, 1957; 5:40, 10:10 p.m.).
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.unembedded.org for this series. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $9, $35 pass for all programs.
WEDNESDAY: The "UnEmbedded Film Series" continues "cracking the media monopoly" with a half-hour film on the media from the three-part Shocking and Awful by Deep Dish, plus Spin 7 p.m. Shocking and Awful: Capitalism and Cale Media's Mardi Gras: Made in China 9 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Shorts From the Bay" (StreetLevel TV) 7 p.m. Miami Model (Indymedia) 9 p.m.
FRIDAY: All three Shocking and Awful shorts 7 p.m. Miami Model 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: Miami Model 7 p.m. Indymedia's Republican National Unconvention (2004) 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: Shocking and Awful: Iraq plus the Video Activist Network's We Interrupt This Empire 3 p.m. Miami Model 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 27): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival offers Y.I.D.: Yehudeem in the Diaspora (Igal Hecht, Canada, 2003), about old and new waves of Jewish immigrants 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (Oct. 29): A three-week series, "Hecho en Califas Film & Video Works," continues with "Remember the Mission," featuring films by Alfredo Hernandez, Veronica Majano, Dolisse Medina, and Pepe Urquijo. Panel discussion follows. $8 8 p.m.
The Danger & Despair Knitting Circle continues a series of 16mm screenings of film noirs on political topics with Frank Lovejoy testifying I Was a Communist for the FBI (Gordon Douglas, 1949), based on labor union infiltrator Matt Cvetic's own story. It plays Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com.
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