Reps Etc.

WEDNESDAY: Philip Makanna's Shoot the Whale (1971), "a delirious, peace-loving pageant" shot with the street theater troupe the East Bay Sharks in and around Death Valley 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: An office worker reconnects with her childhood in Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A spy film series commences with Martin Ritt's adaptation of John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965), with Richard Burton as a disillusioned agent 7 p.m. The first official James Bond film, Dr. No (Terence Young, U.K., 1963), puts Sean Connery up against the titular mastermind 9:10 p.m.

SATURDAY: It's the class before we get to the crass as an uncensored pre-Code series begins with two by elegant Ernst Lubitsch, the jewel-thief comedy Trouble in Paradise (1932; 7 p.m.) and the ménage à trois of Design for Living (1933; 8:45 p.m.).

SUNDAY: One of comic master Harold Lloyd's best films, the funny and beautifully made The Kid Brother (Ted Wilde, 1927), opens a Lloyd series and screens with the short Never Weaken (Fred Newmeyer, 1921) 3 p.m. Pre-Code: Newsman Lee Tracy is an unstoppable gossip in Blessed Event (Roy Del Ruth, 1932; 5:30 p.m.).

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Eyeing Nature," a series of documentaries on humanity's impact on the ecology, opens with Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, Australia, 2004), on the devastating consequences of introducing Nile perch into Lake Victoria, Tanzania 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

TUESDAY (July 5): "Aloha, Mr. Hand!" Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling, 1982) screens as a benefit for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. $7 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, $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: Caterina in the Big City (Paolo Virzi, Italy, 2003) 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Ladies in Lavender (Charles Dance, U.K., 2004) 6 p.m. Writer of O (Pola Rapaport, France, 2004) 6:45 p.m. A reissue of the dour artist biopic Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, Norway, 1974) /i>8:10 p.m. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005) 8:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: The two-part, six-hour Italian film The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003) makes its Marin premiere. Separate admission for each part. Part 1 Fri 8:15 p.m.; Sat, Mon, & Tues 4:15 p.m.; Sun 12:15, 8:15 p.m. Part 2 Sat & Mon 12:15, 8:15 p.m.; Sun 4:15 p.m.; Tues 8:15 p.m. Call for other films and times.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: A "Shake Your Buddha" series continues with Conrad Rooks' adaptation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha (1972) 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: "Shake Your Buddha" some more with Richard Linklater's Waking Life (2001), the dreamlike animation of which will be discussed by UC Berkeley professor Robert Sharf 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Johnny Depp shakes his Buddha as Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1996). Will a "Jumping Jesus" series feature Mel Gibson on some future calendar? 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:25 p.m.

SUNDAY: Birds fly, doves cry, in Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 2, 4:15, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: Winged Migration 7:15, 9:25 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Power of Nightmares (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2004). $10 7 p.m. The French science-fictional Immortel ad Vitem (Enki Bilal, France, 2004) 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 1-7) Twist of Faith (Kirby Dick, 2005); see Opening for review 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center (save as noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50.


THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Paul Klee 11 a.m. "Photographers in Focus," a program of shorts 1 p.m.

THURSDAY: The museum's last screening of Episodes 214 and 222 (key events in the posthumous career of vampire Jonathan Frid) of the TV series Dark Shadows (1967) 3, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Frid, life, and the undead move on with Episodes 236 and 365 of Dark Shadows, continuing through Aug. 14 3 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: "Photographers in Focus" at its new time continues through Sept. 5 11 a.m. Dark Shadows 3 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, Matisse Picasso (Philippe Kohly, 2002) noon. Museum admission and all programs free today.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays. Free.

THURSDAY (June 30): "Different From the Others," a series of films with the theme of homosexuality in Germany before World War II, concludes with Aimée and Jaguar (Max Färberbröck, Germany 1998), about a lesbian affair in wartime Berlin noon.


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