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.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 23 & 24): Zach Braff's well-made cult film Garden State (2004) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com; www.filmarts.org for the Film Arts Festival (Wednesday and Thursday). $8 for regular programs; $10 for FAF programs. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Staff favorites from the Film Arts Festival; call for titles and show times.
STARTS FRIDAY: The heir of the Johnson & Johnson family was Born Rich (Jamie Johnson, 2004), so he made this film by chatting to his wealthy friends. See Opening for review 6, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & 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 Follow the Fleet (Mark Sandrich, 1936; 7:30 p.m.), while Rogers scandalizes her department store as a Bachelor Mother (Garson Kanin, 1939; 5:55, 9:30 p.m.), a good working-woman comedy.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Marlon Brando says Sayonara (Joshua Logan, 1957; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:50 p.m.) in this cross-cultural romance, while Elizabeth Taylor is the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958; 5:30, 10:10 p.m.) to Paul Newman's lame husband and Burl Ives' Big Daddy.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: The 2004 edition of Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation screens every weekend through Dec. 25. $9 7:30, 9:30 p.m., midnight.
WEDNESDAY: The Jewish Film Festival screens In Search of Jewish Amsterdam (Philo Bregstein, 1975), a record of a lost world. Filmmaker in person 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: The S.F. Cinematheque screens the first of a series of films by and about San Francisco poets. Tonight, 1950s figures like Robert Duncan and Jess appear in films by Stan Brakhage, Lawrence Jordan, and others. Also screening is Moving Picture Poetics I: Musings (Dirk Szuszies and F. Teubner, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Greencine presents the U.S. premiere of an uncut version of Jope Sarno's exploitation film Inga (1967), a "pseudo-Eurotrash masterpiece." $8 8 p.m.
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