MONDAY: Documentaries including The Rules of the Game (Lam and Burke) and Tribal Journey to Tulalip (Browder). $5 noon Three shorts, including one by the prolific Alan Smithee, and the narrative feature American Indian Grafitti (Judd and Jacob) 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: From Canada, Jaynelle (Rajotte) and Circle of Justice (Francis and Barnes). $5 12:30 p.m. On the Corner (Geary, Canada) 7 p.m.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, www.goethe.de/uk/saf/enindex.htm. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
TUESDAY (Nov. 9): A series of Germany's Heimatfilm, pastoral escapes from postwar reality, continues with Roses Bloom on the Grave in the Meadow (Hans H. König, 1952), a melodrama about a farmer's daughter pursued by a fat greasy peasant but in love with a city boy 7:30 p.m.
1310 Mission (at 9th St.), www.icangallery.com. 21 and over. $5 donation.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 3): Indie Cinema meets Roller Disco in Boogie Nights, a weekly film and roller disco program, opening tonight with Brien Burroughs' Security (2003). Doors 7 p.m. film 8 p.m. with roller disco to follow.
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.
WEDNESDAY: Prostitutes, other people, and a cat travel while man lands on the moon in A Tale of a Naughty Girl (Buddhadeb Dasgupta, India, 2002) 7 p.m. Ross McElwee's latest auto-documentary Bright Leaves (2004) 8:45 p.m.
THURSDAY: Bright Leaves 4:45, 6:45 p.m. A Tale of a Naughty Girl 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
LEGION OF HONOR
SATURDAY (Nov. 6): The International Latino Film Festival screens a documentary about the Mystery of the Maya (Howells and Rochin, Canada) 11 a.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.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. One of this multiplex's screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For other Lumiere programs, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Jim Van Bebber's The Manson Family (2004). Call for times.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
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. $10.75.
SATURDAY (Nov. 6): Five people, including an unemployed factory worker and a waitress with panic attacks learn to Break Free (Gianluca Maria Tavarelli, 2003) 7, 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.
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: Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas in person with a program of her works, including Half-Lies (1995), about contemporary Mexican culture 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A free screening, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, of recent videos from Mexico City, as curated by Cuevas 5:30 p.m. The artist dries her eyes with chiles in Sleepworld (Cuevas, 1998-99) 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Also from India, Shashanka Ghosh's Anything Can Happen (2003) 6:30, 9:10 p.m.
SUNDAY: I Have Found It (Rajiv Menon, India, 2000) 5:30 p.m. Maddin's silent ballet Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (Canada, 2002) screens with his shorts It's a Wonderful Life (1996) and Sissy-Boy Slap-Party (1995) 7 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Theater closed.
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.
THURSDAY (Nov. 5): Cure your election hangover with Thrillville's "Martini Night" featuring Peter Moody's documentary history Olive or Twist? (2004), plus live music by "theremin lounge band" Project Pimento 5:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal, screens for two nights this Halloween weekend. $6. See Ongoing for review.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Zelary (Ondrej Trojan, Czech Republic, 2003) 7 p.m. The sad career of Weimar personality Kurt Gerron is traced in the excellent documentary Prisoner of Paradise (Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender, 2003) 6:45, 8:50 p.m.
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