Reps Etc.

SUNDAY (Feb. 27): The Parkway's annual Oscar Bash is sold out.

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: Her Majesty (Mark J. Gordon, New Zealand, 2004) 6:30, 8:40 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6:45, 8:50 p.m. Born Into Brothels (Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, 2004) 7, 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Untold Scandal (Je-yong Lee, Korea, 2003); see Ongoing for review. Born Into Brothels, Her Majesty, and The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill continue. Call for times.

SUNDAY: "Oscar Night America," the Bay Area's one officially approved Academy Awards party, offers gourmet food, a silent auction, and a live telecast of all the embarrassing speeches. Make a reservation at 383-5256, ext. 130 4 p.m.

MONDAY: The Czech Best Foreign Film nominee, Up and Down (Jan Hrebejk, 2004), about the fate of a child abandoned by illegal immigrants from India. Call for time.


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

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Workers struggle to reopen an Argentine factory in The Take (Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, 2004). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.; Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Scrabble enthusiasts wage Word Wars (Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo, 2004); see Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

DAILY: In the Realms of the Unreal (Jessica Yu, 2004) 5:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun noon. Fear meets Freud in The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2002). Parts 1 & 2 ($8) 7 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Parts 3 & 4 ($4) 9:10 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Turkish woman tries to escape her family in Head-On (Faith Akin, Germany, 2004) 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. See Ongoing for review.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Feb. 25-March 3): The original Deep Throat (Gerard Damiano, 1972) 7:45, 9, 10:20 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:15 p.m. Head-On 5:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2 p.m.

SUNDAY: The Roxie's 13th annual Up the Oscars Bash screens the Academy's ceremonies. $15 4:30 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $10.

DAILY (closed Wednesday): In conjunction with "Matisse and Beyond," Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra (Kate Horsfield, Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz, and Branda Miller, 1987) Thurs 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m.; Mon & Tues 4 p.m. In conjunction with "Belles Lettres," Jack Stauffacher, Printer (Jim Faris, 2002) Thurs & Fri 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m.; Mon & Tues 2:30 p.m. A 15-minute film, Artist at Work: Robert Bechtle (Spark, 2005), also screens throughout the day.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, Free.

THURSDAY (Feb. 24): A weekly video program on this month's theme of "Facing History" screens The ACLU: A History (1997) noon.


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. A winter series pairs Marx Brothers and Preston Sturges comedies.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (Feb. 25-27): Preston Sturges' ultimate screwball comedy, The Palm Beach Story (1942; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:30 p.m.), screens with the Marx Brothers' campus comedy Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McCleod, 1932; 6:10, 9:10 p.m.). A great program!


2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The 2004 edition of Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation has now been held over for a second month, through February, now for three days a week. That's really sick! This is the last weekend, unless they extend the program again. $9 7:30, 9:30 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $7 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 23): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival screens Avanim (Raphael Nadjari, Israel, 2004), about a married woman's affair in an Orthodox society 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Feb. 25): The Human Rights International Film Festival concludes with Repatriation (Dong-won Kim, Korea, 2003), which follows three convicted North Korean spies back home after their 30-year sentences end. $8 7 p.m.


The Danger and Despair Knitting Society opens its spring series of 16mm noirs with The Invisible Wall (Eugene Forde, 1947). Call 552-1533 or e-mail to make a reservation and find the location for the downtown S.F. locale.

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