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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Look out for the paparazzi! Herbie: Fully Loaded (Angela Robinson, 2005) 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.; also Thurs 2:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: The Lark marks its first anniversary with a champagne reception 6:30 p.m. Lady Be Good (1941), a musical choreographed by Busby Berkeley with tap-dancing demon Eleanor Powell and new MGM hire Red Skelton 7 p.m. A dinner follows at the Left Bank, 507 Magnolia, at 9 p.m. Festive semiformal attire or "1940s glamor garb" is urged (dust off that cummerbund!).
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: Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005) 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 8-14): Undead (Michael and Peter Spierig, Australia, 2003). See review on Page 39. Call for times.
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.
THURSDAY: A pre-Code series offers a free screening of The Animal Kingdom (Edward H. Griffith, 1932), an adaptation of a Philip Barry play about a man (Leslie Howard) and his dealings with wife Myrna Loy and mistress Ann Harding 5:30 p.m. At regular admission: George Bancroft is a bail bondsman in Rowland Brown's Blood Money (1933) 7:30 p.m. Spencer Tracy's a slangy beat cop in Raoul Walsh's For Me and My Gal (1932), co-starring future screen wife Joan Bennett (Father of the Bride) 8:55 p.m.
SUNDAY: "Eyeing Nature," a series of documentaries on humanity's impact on the ecology, continues with Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, Australia, 2004), on the devastating consequences of introducing Nile perch into Lake Victoria, Tanzania 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: "Eyeing Nature" -- The Great Art of Knowing (David Gatten, 2004), inspired by a 17th-century encyclopedia, screens with a half-hour depiction of northern Iceland's landscapes, Skagafjördur (Peter Hutton, 2004) 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $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.
SATURDAY (July 9): A "Streetside Productions Youth Video Showcase" screens seven locally made documentaries by Bay Area teens. $5; $3 for under-18-year-olds 3 p.m.
SUNDAY (July 10): Digital Underground Storytelling for Youth presents the fifth annual D.U.S.T.Y. Film Festival of student work from Bay Area schools (elementary through high school) 3 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: Caterina in the Big City (Paolo Virzi, Italy, 2003) 6:35, 8:50 p.m. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 4:30 p.m. Doing Time, Doing Vipassana (Eilona Ariel, Ayelet Menahemi, Israel/India, 1998) 4:45 p.m. The two-part, six-hour Italian film The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003). Separate admission for each part. Part 1 Wed 8:15 p.m.; Thurs 4:15 p.m. Part 2 Wed 4:15 p.m.; Thurs 8:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: The March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France, 2005). Call for other films and times.
SUNDAY: "Unleashed" -- Christopher Guest's mock dog show doc Best in Show (2000) 8:30 p.m.
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 & THURSDAY: A "Surf Film Night" screening of "real" surf films 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (July 12 & 13): An accordion-playing German goes Cajun in Schultze Gets the Blues 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com, $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: Twist of Faith (Kirby Dick, 2005) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
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