Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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ACT ONE/TWO

2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Brother to Brother (Rodney Evans, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Robert Stone, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS

992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

FRIDAY: ATA marks "Buy Nothing Day" with a screening of Affluenza (1998), an Oregon public television program condemning consumerism 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: A "Hillbillies and Hobos" program screens Bill Daniel's Who Is Bozo Texino?, on the history of train graffiti, plus Jon Parker's Piece by Piece and Melinda Stone's Underfoot on Bay Area graffiti. See www.othercinema.com for more info 8:30 p.m.

CASTRO

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

DAILY: The director's 132-minute cut of Burn! (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy, 1969), a drama of 1840s imperialism with Marlon Brando. Screens through Dec. 2 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35 p.m.

FOREIGN CINEMA

2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Björk is Dancing in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark, 2000) 6:15, 8:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

STARTS TUESDAY: Henry Koster's Christmas perennial The Bishop's Wife (1946) screens through Dec. 26 at 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.

LARK

549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8.

DAILY: The Polar Express (Robert Zemeckis, 2004). See Ongoing for review Wed 4, 6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.; Sat 1, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m., 1, 5:45, 7:45 p.m.; Mon & Tues 6, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A "Men We Love" series screens Peter Weir's Indonesian-set drama The Year of Living Dangerously (Australia, 1983) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: "Men We Love" -- Johnny Depp, dipped in Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, 2000) 3 p.m.

SUNDAY: Cary Grant is Larkly Lovable in North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 3 p.m.

LITTLE ROXIE

3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Future of Food (Deborah Koons, 2004) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.

LUMIERE

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: Brother to Brother (Rodney Evans, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Robert Stone, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

OPERA PLAZA

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: Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (Shemi Zarhin, Israel, 2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call 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 & THURSDAY: Theater closed.

FRIDAY: Marcel Pagnol's novellike, novel-length "Fanny Trilogy" screens this weekend. Tonight, Marius (Alexander Korda, 1931; 7:30 p.m.) gets the ball rolling with its deceptively simple story of a fishmonger in love with a sailor. The story unfolds further in Fanny (Marc Allegret, 1932; 8:55 p.m.).

SATURDAY: "Fanny Trilogy" -- Fanny 4:30 p.m. Jacques Richard's Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (France, 2004) offers a 210-minute tour of the legendary cinephile's cave of wonders 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: An Astrid Lindgren series of films for children screens Rasmus and the Vagabond (Olle Hellbom, Sweden, 1981), about an orphan searching for parents. $5 3 p.m. "Fanny Trilogy" -- The trilogy concludes with César (Pagnol, 1936), foregrounding Marius' philosophical dad (Raimu) 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Latent Image Excavations," a program of new experimental work by Lynn Marie Kirby involving the exposure of raw stock to the elements. Artist in person 7:30 p.m.

PARKWAY

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.

SUNDAY: The premiere of a docudrama "depicting the life and death of Fred Rerun' Berry," Compton 902911 (2004). $5 9 p.m.

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