Reps Etc.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6. See Ongoing for review.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $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: Callas Forever (Franco Zeffirelli, Spain, 2002); see Opening for review 6:45, 9:10 p.m. Lightning in a Bottle (Antoine Fuqua, 2004) 7, 9:20 p.m. Remember Me, My Love (Gabriele Muccino, Italy, 2003) 6:30, 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Callas Forever, Lightning in a Bottle, and Remember Me, My Love continue. Call for times.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Zach Braff's well-made cult film Garden State (2004) 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Closed for turkey (or tofu loaf).

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: A legendary week of surfing in December 1994 is recalled in High Noon at Low Tide (Eric Nelson, 2004); see Opening for more 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1): Young teens up Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes, 2004) without a paddle 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The heir of the Johnson & Johnson family was Born Rich (Jamie Johnson, 2004) 6, 8 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2004) 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (Xan Cassavetes, 2004). See Opening for review 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $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 enjoy one of their best, Swingtime (George Stevens, 1937; 7:30 p.m.). Astaire teamed with Rita Hayworth in You Were Never Lovelier (William A. Seiter, 1942; 5:40, 9:25 p.m.), with the Hispanic Hayworth correctly cast for once (as an Argentine).

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Marlon Brando is a surly bike rebel in The Wild One (Laslo Benedek, 1952; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:45 p.m.), while Montgomery Clift seeks A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951; 5:15, 9 p.m.) with Elizabeth Taylor.



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.

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