WEDNESDAY: Josh Kornbluth is the Red Diaper Baby (Doug Pray, 2004) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller, 2004) profiles the populist historian 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Opportunities for Independence screens Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides (2002), all about the literally outsider artist Andy Goldsworthy. Reception and film, $75 6 p.m. Film only, $45 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets available at www.ofiinc.org.
STARTS FRIDAY: Incident at Loch Ness (Zak Penn, 2004). See Opening for review. Zelary, Prisoner of Paradise and Howard Zinn continue. Call for times.
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.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Joshua Marston's absorbing (but not if you do it right) Maria Full of Grace (U.S./Columbia, 2004) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: The sharks have pearly teeth, dear, and don't keep them out of sight in Open Water (Chris Kentis, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
155 Fell (at Van Ness), 861-2011, www.rickshawstop.com. A monthly SF IndieFest sponsored program starts this week. 18 and up. $5 donation.
THURSDAY (Nov. 4): Rock n Roll Horror Show debuts with Gory Gory Hallelujah (Sue Corcoran, 2003), an "apocalyptic zombie musical horror comedy fairy tale." Doors 7 p.m. film 8 p.m. with live music to follow.
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 & THURSDAY: Red Diaper Baby (Doug Pray, 2004) 6, 8, 10 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 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' first great musical, The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich, 1934) 7:30 p.m. plays with Ernst Lubitsch's jewel of a movie Trouble in Paradise (1932; 5:55, 9:25 p.m.).
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Marlon Brando is a Mexican revolutionary in Viva Zapata! (Elia Kazan, 1952; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:05 p.m.) while Yul Brynner rides to the rescue of Mexican peasants in John Sturges' western The Magnificent Seven (1960; 5:10, 9:35 p.m.).
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed.
WEDNESDAY: The Goethe Institute screens Dialogues 99/II (Dirk Szuszies and Ferdinand Teubner, 2004), a record of a dance performance at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and Art Liberates (Solo Avital and Adam Horowitz, Israel/Germany 2002), interviews with Berlin artists by Israeli filmmakers. $7 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Merge Happy Hour, YBCA's "cocktail party for the young professional," offers drinks, music and a screening of Gen Mex: New Video Art from Mexico $15 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is YBCA's artist-in-residence this weekend. He'll appear with three of his films, with YBCA promising "a total reinvention of cinema," beginning with Blissfully Yours (2002) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Weerasethakul's latest, Tropical Malady (2004), receives its West Coast premiere 7, 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Weerasethakul's debut, Mysterious Object at Noon (2000) 2 p.m.
On Set With French Cinema, a travelling series of directors appearing in person, offers Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Horseman on the Roof, Bon Voyage) at Stanford University on Nov. 3 and San Francisco State University on Nov. 4. See www.onsetwithfrenchcinema.com or call 338-1629 for information for the SF State appearance... The Film Arts Foundation offers two days with independent narrative filmmaker Rose Troche (The Safety of Objects) on Nov. 9-10 for $165; contact 552-8760 ext. 311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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