Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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ACT I & II
2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 27-June 2): An entertaining Brazilian film about an amateur counterfeiter, The Man Who Copied (Jorge Furtado, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (May 26): The ATA's monthly "Open Screening" puts your masterpiece on the screen, tonight with live music by Daniel Martin-McCormick. Advance submission is recommended. E-mail email@example.com for more info. $3 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (May 28): Other Cinema concludes its spring season with its twice-yearly program of "New Experimental Works" by local filmmakers, including Greta Snider's Off Earth Now, Kerry Laitala's Transfixed, Damon Packard's Al's Techno Club, and Nate Boyce's Portals. See www.othercinema.com for more info. $6 8:30 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Evidently a word-of-mouth hit, the two-part, six-hour Italian film The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003) continues on two screens. Part 1 12:15, 3:45, 7:30 p.m. Part 2 12:45, 4:15, 8 p.m. Separate admission for each part.
STARTS FRIDAY: A Peck on the Cheek (Mani Ratman, India, 2004); see Opening for review 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatresf.com, $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
DAILY: The restored and extended cut of Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee (1965/2005) 5, 8:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, Sun, & Mon 2 p.m.
3158 Mission (at Precita near Cesar Chavez), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com. The MadCat Women's International Film Festival screens programs here through Oct. 3 on this bar's outdoor patio (or indoors if it rains). $7-20 sliding scale.
THURSDAY (May 26): Final screenings from San Francisco State University's visual anthropology course serve up nine ethnographic documentaries. $1-5 5:30-9:30 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 program.
GOLDEN GATE CLUB
135 Fisher Loop, The Presidio, 561-5500, www.presidio.gov for more information on this event. The Presidio Trust offers a free screening, first come, first seated.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
THURSDAY (May 26): A real rarity screens in a Yiddish-language series, Poland's last Yiddish-language film, Unsere Kinder (Our Children, Natan Gross and Shaul Gosland, 1948), starring the famous comedy team of Shimon Dzigan and Yisroel Shumacher in a Holocaust-themed drama 2:30 p.m.
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568, www.lapena.org. This cafe for activists offers occasional film screenings.
THURSDAY (May 26): The International Latino Film Festival screens Oscar (Sergio Morkin, Argentina, 2000), an hourlong documentary of how a Buenos Aires cabbie repurposes publicity posters with collage and painting. $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.
DAILY: What happens when symbols Crash (Paul Haggis, 2005)? /i>Wed-Thurs 5:15, 7:30 p.m.; Fri 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sat 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sun 6, 8 p.m.; Mon-Tues 7, 9 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: Brothers (Susanne Bier, Denmark, 2005) 7:15, 9:40 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 27-June 2): The Man Who Copied (Jorge Furtado, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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