STARTS MONDAY: Call theater for program.
THURSDAY (June 2): Vission Latina joins TeMA for an evening of Latin dance music, live performance, and film 8 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.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
THURSDAY (June 2): A series of German documentaries screens Blue Eyed (Bertram Verhaag, 1996), about activist teacher Jane Elliott, whose workshops divide class members by eye color as a way of combating prejudice. Filmmaker in person 7:30 p.m.
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568 and www.lapena.org for venue, (510) 845-5576 for "Superfest XXV" screening schedule and access accommodations. This (wheelchair accessible) cafe for activists offers occasional film screenings. Please, no perfume at this weekend's event.
SATURDAY (June 4): The International Disability Film Festival screens "Superfest XXV," an afternoon of movies, many in first person, that promises, "These are not how to tie your shoes if you only have one arm' videos." $5-20 1-5 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 5): "Superfest XXV" -- Reception for filmmakers 6 p.m. Screening of winners and awards 7 p.m. Free.
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: Four girlfriends comprise The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ken Kwapis, 2005). See Opening for review. Scheduled to run through June 16 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: The Man Who Copied (Jorge Furtado, 2003) 6:45, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 3-9): Torremolinos 73 (Pablo Berger, Spain/Denmark, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing concludes a summer film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
FRIDAY (June 3): Our own Michael Fox hosts a "June Jazz Salon" of screenings and discussions of jazz cinema. Tonight, Thelonious Monk meets Louis Armstrong in Jazz on a Summer's Day (Aram Avakian and Bert Stern, 1960), with guest speaker Dmitri Matheny, director of education, SFJAZZ 6:30 p.m.
MILLION FISHES ART COLLECTIVE GALLERIES
SATURDAY (June 4): Local filmmaker Phoebe Tooke's Hotel City and Alloy screen as part of the installation/art show "Shelter Exhibition," three galleries devoted to the concept of "shelter" 7 p.m.-midnight.
SATURDAY (June 4): Charlie Chaplin topped even his greatest successes with The Gold Rush (1925), a Yukon-based epic comedy with a black comedy sequence (a starving man thinks Charlie is a chicken) that outdoes even Deadwood. Also screening a newsreel of Chaplin abroad, Charlie on the Ocean (1920), and an excellent cartoon with that Chaplin-esque kitty, Felix Trifles With Time (Otto Messmer, 1928) 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: Cinematographer Haskell Wexler has it his way in Tell Them Who You Are (Mark Wexler, 2004) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu, $8, second show $2. 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: George Kuchar parodies 1950s melodrama in The Devil's Cleavage (2004) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A free screening of Tsai Ming-liang's elegy to the moviegoing experience, Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Taiwan, 2003), as a ghost-haunted movie house hosts its final showing of the kung fu classic Dragon Inn 5:30 p.m. A series of anime features from Japan's Studio Ghibli opens with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Chapters 1 and 2 of Jean-Luc Godard's essay on the history of film, Histoire(s) du cinema (1988-98) 6:45 p.m. A new print of Godard's time-capsule classic of Parisian twentysomethings hanging out in coffee bars and flirting, Masculine-Feminine (1966) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Histoire(s) du cinema, Chapters 3 and 4 7 p.m. Masculine-Feminine 9:20 p.m.
SUNDAY: Anime -- A girl enters a kingdom of kitties in The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002). Free 2 p.m. There's a Castle in the Sky (Miyazaki, 1986) 3:35 p.m. The forest gods duel in Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki, 1997) 6 p.m.
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