FRIDAY (April 22): CinemaLit continues a month of Italian cinema with Pietro Germi's biting comedy Seduced and Abandoned (1964), replacing the previously scheduled A Special Day 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 23): Crusty Hobart Bosworth stars in The Sea Lion (Rowland V. Lee, 1921), with Bessie Love as "Blossom, a Nymph." It screens with a "Grantland Rice Sportlight," Bulls Eye (1926), and Al St. John in The Paper Hangers (1921) 7:30 p.m.
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: Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, Iraq, 2004) 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 22-28): Schizo (Guka Omarova, Kazakhstan, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu, $8, second show $2 for regular programs; (925) 866-9559, www.sffs.org, $12 admission for the S.F. International Film Festival. 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 Life on Earth (Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania, 1998) and the splendid The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegal, 1999) 3 p.m. A weekly "Games People Play" series concludes with David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (Canada, 1998), with Jennifer Jason Leigh as a video game designer stuck in her own (or someone's) creepy creation 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: The San Francisco International Film Festival begins its PFA screenings with The Gravel Road (Menon, Malaysia) 4:30 p.m. Profiles Farmers: Daily Life (Depardon, France) 7 p.m. Innocence (Hadzihalilovic, France) 9 p.m. For more on the festival, see Page 34.
SUNDAY: SFIFF -- Monday Morning Glory (Woo, Malaysia) 2 p.m. Harvest Time (Razbezhkina, Russia) 4 p.m. The Holy Girl (Martel, Argentina) 6 p.m. Kings and Queen (Desplechin, France) 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY: A "Buddhism and Film" series, offering lectures by Robert Sharif and screenings of relevant pictures, screens The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche (Tenzig Sonam and Ritu Sarin, U.K., 1991) and The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei (Christopher J. Hayden, 1993) 3 p.m. SFIFF -- Todd Solondz's Palindromes has it both ways 7 p.m. Almost Brothers (Murat, Brazil) 9:10 p.m.
TUESDAY: SFIFF -- "Count Down: Nine Experimental Shorts" 7 p.m. 10th District Court: Moments of Trials (Depardon, France) 9:15 p.m.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and www.palaceoffinearts.org/events.html for venue; (925) 866-9559, www.sffs.org for the San Francisco International Film Festival, here this week. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs. $12 save as noted. For more on the festival, see Page 34.
SATURDAY (April 23): SFIFF -- Programmer Anita Monga accepts the Mel Novikoff Award and screens Jacques Becker's excellent French noir Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) 4:30 p.m. The American Music Club plays a live score for Frank Borzages' moving melodrama Street Angel (1928) 9 p.m.
MONDAY (April 25): Live scores by the Alloy Orchestra for both the silent version of Alfred Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail (U.K., 1929; 7 p.m.), and The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925; 9:15 p.m.), with Lon Chaney.
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 (April 24): Priority Africa Network screens the Frontline documentary The Ghosts of Rwanda (2005) and offers speakers and a discussion. $7 3 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 regular admission; $9.25 for the Marin Environmental Film Festival 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: The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005) 6:30, 9 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Up for Grabs (Michael Wranovics, 2004). Call theater for other films and times.
FRIDAY: The Marin Environmental Film Festival screens here this weekend. Oil on Ice (Djerassi and Boudart) 7 p.m. Opening Night Reception, $25 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Marin Environmental Film Festival -- "The State of California Rivers" (shorts). $6 11 a.m. "A Family Trio" (shorts). $6 11:15 a.m. Thirst (Snitow and Kaufman). $6 12:45 p.m. "This Is Our Planet" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. "Green Business, Green Living" (shorts) 4:10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Marin Environmental Film Festival -- "A Delicious Revolution" (shorts) 11 a.m. Ten Days to Paint the Forest (Kemp and Kemp) 11:10 a.m. "Amazing Graze" (food tasting event). $25 12:30 p.m. Broken Limbs (Howell and Evans) and Seeds of Change (Jones) 1:30 p.m. Talking to the Wall (Alves) and How to Kill a Fish (Trautman), plus 2005 Earth Day Every Day Awards 4 p.m.
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