SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Robots rule in Robert Wise's science-fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Sat 1, 3, 5, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: See Clint Eastwood put Howard Hughes (and Martin Scorsese) out of their misery at the Castro's Oscar Night Party, a benefit for End Hunger Now. $18 advance tickets at 621-6120, $20 night of show 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 28-March 3): A new print of Michelangelo Antonioni's shutterbug classic Blowup (U.K., 1966) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 1, 3:15, 4:30 p.m.
DELANCEY SCREENING ROOM
600 Embarcadero (at Brannan), 957-9800 for venue, www.apartment202.com for program and tickets.
FRIDAY (Feb. 25): An S.F.-shot indie, Apartment 202 (Kelleth Chinn, 2005), about two women who marry American men for visas, and the complications that ensue. Cast and crew will be present 8 p.m.
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.
STARTS TUESDAY: Call for new program.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
FRIDAY (Feb. 25): The Goethe's monthly happy hour of snacks and drinks offers the documentary Berlin Is in Germany (Hannes Stoehr, Germany, 2001), about a freshly released convict's return after 11 years 7:30 p.m.
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. $9.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Formerly burger-loving Morgan Spurlock's AA Documentary nominee, Super Size Me (2004) Fri 7, 9 p.m.; Sat 3, 5 p.m.
SUNDAY: The Academy Awards Ceremony screens here, together with food, prizes, and two local film critics. Call for RSVPs. $45 4:30 p.m.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Super Size Me Mon 5 p.m.; Tues 7 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 2004). See Ongoing for review 6:30, 9:20 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing offers a weekly film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
FRIDAY (Feb. 25): CinemaLit continues its winter 2005 "Oscar Month" with Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), with Jack Nicholson rebelling 'gainst all authority, incarnate in Louise Fletcher's Big Nurse 6:30 p.m.
MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
2868 Mission (between 24th and 25th streets), 821-1155 and www.missionculturalcenter.org. Movies screen occasionally at this neighborhood center.
THURSDAY (Feb. 24): A "CineClub" screening of the feel-good movie of the century, Amélie (Jean-Paul Jeunet, France, 2001). $3 7 p.m.
SATURDAY (Feb. 26): Early cinema icon Harry Carey stars in Brute Island (McVeagh of the South Seas, Cyril Bruce and Carey, 1914), screening with the excellent Charley Chase short Be Your Age (Leo McCarey, 1926), plus a Felix the Cat cartoon, Comicalamities (Otto Messmer, 1928) 7:30 p.m.
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: A UCB film history class open to the public and taught by Marilyn Fabe screens John Ford's archetypal western My Darling Clementine (1946) 3 p.m. A weekly "Games People Play" series continues with "From Crackers to Culture," an illustrated lecture on video games by Rainey Straus 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A Nicolas Philibert series opens with the French documentarian's To Be and to Have (2002), a record of a primary school 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Nicolas Philibert in conversation (free) 1:30 p.m. Philibert's In the Land of the Deaf (1992), with live sign-language interpretation 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: A positive view of an insane asylum, Every Little Thing (Philibert, 1996) 7 p.m. The restoration of long-abandoned taxidermy specimens at the Zoology Hall of the Museum of Natural History comprises Animals (Philibert, 1995) 9:20 p.m.
SUNDAY: Art behind the scenes at Louvre City (Philibert, 1990) 12:30 p.m. Animals 2:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Two "explorations of light and texture" by experimental filmmaker Edward Noren, The Lighted Field (1987) and Imaginary Light (1984) 7:30 p.m.
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.
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