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WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Audrey Tautou undergoes A Very Long Engagement (France, 2004) and so will you in this Jean-Pierre Jeunet film, screening through June 26 8:45, 11 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

STARTS TUESDAY: The top-rated Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs (Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak, 2002), soon to be remade by Martin Scorsese, screens through July 24. "Starts at dusk."

GOETHE-INSTITUT

530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.

TUESDAY (June 28): A new series of films by Peter Liechti screens Hans im Glück (2003), from the Brothers Grimm original 7:30 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 (June 23): The International Latino Film Festival screens Step Forward (Elia Schneider, Venezuela, 2000), on the friendship between two soldiers on the Venezuelan-Colombian border. $8 7:30 p.m.

LARK

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: Look out for the paparazzi! Herbie: Fully Loaded (Angela Robinson, 2005) Wed-Fri 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.; Sat & Sun 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.; Mon 2:30, 4:30 p.m.; Tues 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.

LUMIERE

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: &Aagrave; Tout de Suite (Benoît Jacquot, France, 2004) 7:15, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 24-30): 5x2 (François Ozon, France, 2004); see Opening for review. Call for times. Terrance Gelenter hosts a special screening with a discussion, Saturday 7 p.m. For reservations, call 388-4956.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY

57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail rsvp@milibrary.org for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues a summer film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (June 24): Our own Michael Fox hosts a "June Jazz Salon" of screenings and discussions of jazz cinema. Tonight, Bix Beiderbecke's life is fictionalized in Young Man With a Horn (Michael Curtiz, 1950), with Swing Fever's Bryan Gould as guest speaker 6:30 p.m.

NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM

Edison Theater, 37395 Niles (near G Street), Fremont, and Niles Hall, 37270 Niles (across the street), (510) 494-1411 and www.nilesfilmmuseum.org. The eighth annual Bronco Billy Silent Film Festival screens three days of rare movies, at two venues, the Edison Theater and Niles Hall. $5 save as noted.

FRIDAY (June 24): Edison -- A screening of David Shephard's documentary about silent film, The Age of Ballyhoo (1986), plus a program of other documentaries, "The Weird and the Wonderful." $10 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (June 25): Edison -- Child actress Diana Serra Cary ("Baby Peggy") introduces The Kid Reporter (Alfred Goulding, 1923) and child actress Dorothy DeBorba hosts her Our Gang short, Pups Is Pups (Robert McGowan, 1930) 10 a.m. Niles Hall -- Greta Garbo in The Kiss (Jacques Feyder, 1929) 10:45 a.m. The early westerns Drag Harlan (J. Gordon Edwards, 1920), with William Farnum, and Just Tony (Lynn Reynolds, 1922), with Tom Mix and Tony the Horse 12:30 p.m. Debut or early films by great comics include Chaplin in Making a Living (Henry Lehrman, 1914), Buster Keaton supporting Fatty Arbuckle in The Butcher Boy (Arbuckle, 1917), and more 3 p.m. A Banquet Dinner 5:15 p.m. "The Great Nickelodeon Show" re-creates early film screenings interspersed with live vaudeville. $10 8 p.m.

SUNDAY (June 26): Edison -- Lectures on early film history include restored versions of Chaplin's One A.M. (1916) and A Night Out (1915) 11 a.m. Niles Hall -- A salute to early serial queens includes the episode The Leap From the Water Tower from The Hazards of Helen (1914) and many more 1:30 p.m. John Ford's epic The Iron Horse (1924) 4 p.m.

NINTH STREET INDEPENDENT FILM CENTER

145 Ninth St. (between Mission and Howard), First Floor, 552-5950, www.ninthstreet.org; 552-8760 and www.filmarts.org for this event.

FRIDAY (June 24): A Film Arts Foundation "Open Screening" of members' works. All welcome. $3 7:30 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: Astral messenger Sun Ra takes on oppression in Oakland in the independent feature Space Is the Place (John Coney, 1974) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Artist in residence Jean-Marie Teno screens his "state of the union" for Cameroon, Chief! (1999), and lectures on documentary filmmaking in Africa 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Teno speaks informally at a "Salon With Jean-Marie Teno." Free 1:30 p.m. Teno's essay on life in Cameroon, A Trip to the Country (2000) 7 p.m. Teno's debut fictional feature, Clando (1996), about a young man deciding whether to flee a corrupt homeland 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: Teno deconstructs the history of German missionaries in Cameroon in The Colonial Misunderstanding (Cameroon/Germany, 2004) 7 p.m. Two short films document corruption -- Head in the Clouds (1995) -- and polygamy, Alex's Wedding (2002) 9:05 p.m.

SUNDAY: A series of anime features from Japan's Studio Ghibli continues with My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999), the misadventures of a misfit family 2 p.m. Forest creatures steal your garbage in the social satire Pom Poko (Takahata, 1994) 4:05 p.m. Two children flee American firebombing in Grave of the Fireflies (Takahata, 1988) 6:25 p.m.

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