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Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( 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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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. A midnight series continues. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, Iraq, 2004) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 22-28): Schizo (Guka Omarova, Kazakhstan, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (April 23 & 24): 1980s kids (including future hobbit Sean Astin) hunt for pirate treasure in a new, 35mm print of The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) noon.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): The Goonies.


1881 Post (at Fillmore), 931-9800 for venue; (925) 866-9559, for the S.F. International Film Festival. This just-off-Geary multiplex is one site for the San Francisco International Film Festival. $12 save as noted. For more on the festival, see Page 34. (For the rest of the Kabuki fare, see our Showtimes page.)

THURSDAY: SFIFF screenings of the Cuban omnibus Three Times Two (Giroud, Hamlet, Insausti) 4:45 p.m. Cinévardaphoto (Varda, France) 5 p.m. The Last Mitterrand (Guediguian, France) 6:45 p.m. Días de Santiago (Méndez, Peru) 7 p.m. Michael Palm's absorbing documentary Edgar G. Ulmer -- The Man Off Screen 7:15 p.m. Kings and Queen (Desplechin, France) 8 p.m. The Holy Girl (Martel, Argentina) 9:15 p.m. 3-Iron (Kim, Korea) 9:30 p.m. The Fall of Fujimori (Perry) 9:45 p.m. Three cine-extremists (Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, and Park Chan-Wook) film Three ... Extremes (Hong Kong/Korea/Japan) midnight.

SATURDAY: SFIFF -- "Revelations" (shorts) 12:45 p.m. 10th District Court: Moments of Trials (Depardon, France) 1:45 p.m. Palindromes, followed by a seminar on screenwriting with writer/director Todd Solondz 2:15 p.m. "Reversing Destiny" (shorts) 3:30 p.m. La Petite Chartreuse (Denis, France) 4:15 p.m. Chokher Bali: A Passion Play (Ghosh, India) 6:15 p.m. Low Life (Im, Korea) 6:45 p.m. Ronda Nocturna (Cozarinsky, Argentina) 7 p.m. When the Tide Comes In (Moreau and Porte, France) 9:15 p.m. Los Muertos (Alonso, Argentina) 9:45 p.m. 5x2 (Ozon, France) 10 p.m. Zombie Honeymoon (Gebroe) midnight.

SUNDAY: SFIFF -- "Tracing Paths" (shorts) 12:30 p.m. Días de Santiago 1:15 p.m. Mad Hot Ballroom (Agrelo) 1:15 p.m. Cinévardaphoto 2 p.m. Little Sky (Menis, Argentina) 3:30 p.m. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Gibney) 3:45 p.m. Dear Enemy (Xhuvani, Albania) 4:30 p.m. Brad Bird delivers the festival's annual "State of Cinema" address (it's incredible!) 5 p.m. Holy Lola (Tavernier, France) 6:15 p.m. Pin Boy (Poliak, Argentina) 6:45 p.m. "Count Down: Nine Experimental Shorts" 7 p.m. Brothers (Bier, Denmark) 7:15 p.m. The Overture (Wichailak, Thailand) 9 p.m. Nelson Freire (Salles, Brazil) 9:15 p.m. Low Life 9:45 p.m. Three Times Two 10 p.m.

MONDAY: SFIFF -- Edgar G. Ulmer 10 a.m., 6:15 p.m. Zombie Honeymoon 1:15 p.m. When the Tide Comes In 3:15 p.m. The Fall of Fujimori 3:30 p.m. Innocence (Hadzihalilovic, France) 4:15 p.m. Ronda Nocturna 4:15 p.m. Brothers 6:15 p.m. Profiles Farmers: Daily Life (Depardon, France) 7 p.m. 5x2 7:15 p.m. Shepherds' Journey Into the Third Millennium (Langjahr, Switzerland) 8:30 p.m. Omagh (Travis, Ireland) 9 p.m. 3-Iron 9:30 p.m. King's Game (Arcel, Denmark) 9:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFIFF -- Los Muertos 2:15 p.m. Two documentaries, Off to War (Renaud and Renaud) and Facing the Dead (Pfeiffer, Germany) 3 p.m. Pin Boy 3 p.m. Three ... Extremes 3:15 p.m. The Overture 3:15 p.m. "Tracing Paths" 6 p.m. Little Sky 6:30 p.m. La Petite Chartreuse 6:45 p.m. November (Harrison) followed by party. $25 7 p.m. Shape of the Moon (Helmrich, Netherlands) 9 p.m. Enron 9:15 p.m. Layer Cake (Vaughn, U.K.) 9:30 p.m. Sequins (Faucher, France) 9:45 p.m.


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

THURSDAY (April 21): The Lost Film Festival 2005 Tour screens political works including Nafta Dance (Evolution Control Committee), Don't Call Me Crazy on the Fourth of July (Rich Pell), and Lords of the Chain Gang (Adam Katzman and Zach Lihatch) 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (April 22): "In Transit," a program by new Bay Area filmmakers, includes Damage (Dylan Ricards), Technical Problems (Chris Hollstein), and Dora (Lee Manansala) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (April 23): Other Cinema's annual PXL This fest of films made on the $100 toy camera of the 1980s. Highlights this year include 9-year-old Juniper Woodbury's My Magic Eightball and Robert Dobbs' Outer Rings. See for more info. $6 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 24): "Come out and enjoy the craziness" of Gapers Gone Wild, an extreme snowboarding movie, plus a set by the Mathematicians 8 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.

WEDNESDAY: The Balboa's Reel San Francisco series of S.F.-based films continues with Wayne Wang's The Joy Luck Club (1993; noon, 4, 8:40 p.m.), with author Amy Tan in person at the evening show, plus Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn meeting and greeting prospective son-in-law Sidney Poitier in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Stanley Kramer, 1967; 2, 6:30 p.m.).

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Reel S.F. -- Gene Hackman has a bug up his ear in the sound-editing classic The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974; 2:45, 7 p.m.), with sound-editing master Walter Murch in person at the evening show Thursday, schedule permitting. Also, Richard Lester's great study of a fragmenting relationship, Petulia (1968; 12:40, 4:55, 9:15 p.m.).


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