STARTS MONDAY: Call theater for program.
LUMIERE 4 2 3
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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 17-23): Tout de Suite (Benoît Jacquot, France, 2004). Call for times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues a summer film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
SATURDAY (June 18): William S. Hart's expansive western epic Tumbleweeds (King Baggott, 1925), screening with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (and a bit by Jean Harlow) in Double Whoopee (Lewis R. Foster, 1929) 7:30 p.m.
OPERA PLAZA 4 3
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: Shake Hands With the Devil (Peter Raymont, Canada, 2004) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
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: Curt McDowell parodies porn and the old dark-house genre in Thundercrack (1975) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Anime -- A flying pig hunts air pirates over the Adriatic in Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, 1992) 7:30 p.m. Forest creatures steal your garbage in the social satire Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) 9:25 p.m.
SATURDAY: Film critic J. Hoberman in person, introducing Roger Corman's 1930s gangster film Bloody Mama (1970; 7 p.m. ), with Shelley Winters leading a criminal gang that includes Robert De Niro, plus Michael J. Pollard as a mud-covered Billy the Kid in Dirty Little Billy (Stan Dragoti, 1972; 9 p.m. ).
SUNDAY: Anime -- A princess leads the remnants of humanity in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki, 1975) 2 p.m. Porco Rosso 4:15 p.m. An office worker reconnects with her childhood in Only Yesterday (Takahata, 1991) 6 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: "Total Impakt," a program of media art from the 2004 Impakt Festival in Utrecht, screens several very short (two- to six-minute) films including Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability (John and Henry Ford, Austria, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com for regular programs, and www.frameline.org for Frameline29 screenings this week. $5 for regular programs, $9 for Frameline29. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
MONDAY (June 20): Frameline29, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, screens here June 20-23. Tonight, Feline Masquerade (Minder, Switzerland) 6:30 p.m. Surge of Power (Donahue) 9:15 p.m.
TUESDAY (June 21): Frameline29 -- The Journey (Pullappally, India) 6:30 p.m. My Brother Nikhil (Onir, India) 9:15 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 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: Ladies in Lavender (Charles Dance, U.K., 2004) 6:30, 8:45 p.m. King of the Corner (Peter Reigert, 2004) 7, 9 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 6:15 p.m. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005) 8:15 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Ladies in Lavender, Wild Parrots, and Enron continue. Call for times and other films.
FRIDAY: A six-day "Australian Film Roadshow" of new Antipodean cinema opens with Black and White (Craig Lahiff), re-creating a sensational murder trial. 7 p.m. Football's Australian Rules (Paul Goldman) 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: "Roadshow"-- Geoffrey Rush voices a koala looking for his lost parents in the animated The Magic Pudding (Karl Zwicky) 4 p.m. An Italian-Australian teen Looking for Alibrandi (Kate Woods) 7 p.m. The lawn bowling craze, caught on film in Crackerjack (Paul Maloney) 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: "Roadshow" -- The Magic Pudding 4 p.m. Australian Rules 6:30 p.m.
MONDAY: "Roadshow" -- Crackerjack 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: "Roadshow" -- Looking for Alibrandi 7 p.m.
RED VIC 4
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY: The youth of France get their historical record down in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculine-Feminine (France, 1966) 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: An amateur porn collective makes its mark in Made in Secret (East Van Porn Collective, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.
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