THURSDAY (April 28): A new German documentary series screens Lumumba: Assassination in the Colonial Style, on the conspiracy around the African leader's death, and Death Pilots (Thomas Berndt, 2001), following the trail of the 9/11 hijackers 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (April 29): The Goethe's monthly "Happy Hour" screening of a recent German film offers Kroko (Sylke Enders, 2003), about a teen gang member sentenced to aid the disabled. Refreshments and chat at 5 p.m., film 6 p.m.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
Kanbar Hall, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org; (925) 866-9559, www.sffs.org for the S.F. International Film Festival. Please note that the SFIFF calendar gives the wrong address for this venue ("2300 California"). For more on the fest, see Page 33.
THURSDAY (April 28): An SFIFF screening of the documentary Murderball (Dana Adam Shapiro, Henry Alex Rubin), about rugby players in wheelchairs. Kanbar Hall is built to hold unlimited numbers of wheelchairs to capacity. $12 7:30 p.m.
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568, www.lapena.org; (510) 644-9341 for information on this program. This cafe for activists offers occasional film and video screenings.
THURSDAY (April 28): The monthly offering here of the International Latino Film Festival-SF Bay Area is Sex With Love (Boris Quercia, Chile/Canada, 2003) -- and what better offer is there than that? $8 7:30 p.m.
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Bukowski: Born Into This (John Dullaghan, 2004) Fri 6:30 p.m.; Sat 8:30 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.; Mon & Tues 7 p.m.
STARTS SATURDAY: Dana Brown's Baja road race documentary Dust to Glory (2005) Sat 5 p.m.; Sun 8:30 p.m.; Mon 8:50 p.m.; Tues 4:25 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: Schizo (Guka Omarova, Kazakhstan, 2004) 7:15, 9:35 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater 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 (April 29): CinemaLit concludes a month of Italian cinema with Federico Fellini's memorable "I remember," Amarcord (1974) 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 30): White hat western star Tom Mix invites us to look into The Heart of Texas Ryan (E.A. Martin, 1917), screening with the Thomas Ince-produced two-reel comedy Jimmy (Scott Sidney, 1914) and the newsreel Mutual Weekly #109 for Jan. 31, 1917 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 29-May 5): 16 Years of Alcohol (Richard Jobson, U.K., 2003). 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 Andrew Jarecki's creep-out documentary Capturing the Friedmans (2003) 3 p.m. The San Francisco International Film Festival continues its PFA screenings with Cinévardaphoto (Varda, France) 7 p.m. When the Tide Comes In (Moreau and Porte, France) 9 p.m. For more on the fest, see Page 33.
THURSDAY: SFIFF -- Sequins (Faucher, France) 7 p.m. The Last Mitterrand (Guediguian, France) 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: SFIFF -- The Hero (Gamboa, Angola) 1 p.m. The Power of Nightmares (Curtis, U.K.) 3:25 p.m. Los Muertos (Alonso, Argentina) 7:15 p.m. Black Friday (Kashyap, India) 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: SFIFF -- Delamu (Tian, China) 1:15 p.m. A Social Genocide (Solanas, Argentina) 3:40 p.m. Days and Hours (Zalica, Bosnia) 6:25 p.m. The Intruder (Denis, France) 8:45 p.m.
MONDAY: A "Buddhism and Film" series, offering lectures by Robert Sharif and screenings of relevant pictures, presents Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha (1991) -- Keanu Reeves is the One 3 p.m. SFIFF -- Bahman Kiarostami's documentaries Pilgrimage and Kamancheh (Iran) 7 p.m. Into the Picture Scroll (Haneda, Japan) 9:20 p.m.
TUESDAY: SFIFF -- Me and You and Everyone We Know (July) 7 p.m. S.F. Cinematheque's program of experimental film, "Exquisite Luminance" 9:20 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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