Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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111 MINNA GALLERY

111 Minna (between New Montgomery and Second streets), 864-0660 and www.microcinema.com for information on this program. 21 and over only. $6.

MONDAY (July 18): The bimonthly "Independent Exposure Screening Series" presents its "Summer 2005 Edition" featuring 12 short films and videos from the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, including Gregory Bourdeau's search for the 100% Perfect Girl, Rob Tyler's ode to Magic Hostess: The Electric Can Opener, and from Utah, a film about two frowned-upon Deseret pleasures, Lee Isaac Chung's Sex and Coffee 8 p.m.

ACT I & II

2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Undead (Michael and Peter Spierig, Australia, 2003) 7:15, 9:40 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 15-21): Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS

992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

SATURDAY (July 16): Eric Ostrowski's E, a hand-painted work with a hand-drawn optical soundtrack. Filmmaker in person 8 p.m.

SUNDAY (July 17): The Erotic Service Providers Union offers "Sex Workers Unite," an evening of films including Tales of the Night Fairies (Shohini Ghosh, India, 2002) -- about Indians organizing for rights 6:30 p.m. Legalization Sucks -- Decriminalize Now! (Maxine Doogan, 2005), comparing conditions in Nevada brothels and San Francisco strip clubs 8 p.m. The Story of the Taipei Licensed Prostitutes (Taiwan, 2000) 9:30 p.m. $5-20 sliding scale for the evening.

BALBOA

3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Making its triumphant return to the theater that gave it life, the two-part, six-hour Italian film The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003). Separate admission for each part. Part 1 Wed 4:15 p.m.; Thurs 12:30, 8 p.m. Part 2 Wed 12:30, 8 p.m.; Thurs 4:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The great Michel Simon stars in a revival of The Two of Us (France, 1967) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.

STARTS THURSDAY: Machuca (Andrés Wood, Chile, 2004); see Opening for review noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 p.m.

BRIDGE

3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, www.peacheschrist.com for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings (see Showtimes for listings), a "Midnight Mass" every Saturday this summer, hosted by Peaches Christ. $10.

SATURDAY (July 16): A multimedia Joan-a-Palooza accompanies the Joan Crawford shocker Strait-Jacket (William Castle, 1964) midnight.

CASTRO

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatresf.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Love, suicide, and the Golden Gate Bridge theme The Joy of Life (Jenni Olsen, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 1, 3, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: William Wellman's Great War aviation epic Wings (1927) features Clara Bow but is really all about the Richard Arlen-Charles Rogers male bonding ... and the still-impressive aeroplanes. Live organ accompaniment by Warren Lubitsch 8 p.m.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (July 18-20): Rudolph Valentino is The Sheik (George Melford, 1921) in this still-famous but seldom-screened captivity classic. Live piano by Joel Adlen 8 p.m.

EL RIO

3158 Mission (at Precita near Cesar Chavez), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com. Films often screen on this bar's outdoor patio (or indoors if it rains). $5 after 10 p.m.

FRIDAY (July 15): El Rio's "Tema," a "Weekly World Music Dance Party," includes outdoor film screenings 8 p.m.

FOREIGN CINEMA

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.

DAILY (Closed Mondays): 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."

LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER

3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568, www.lapena.org. This cafe for activists offers occasional film screenings.

WEDNESDAY (July 13): A weekly Arab Women Film Festival continues with the shorts Hollywood Harems (Tania-Kamal Eldin, 1999) -- on Arab imagery in old movies -- and Benaat Chicago, by Jennifer Canar and Mary Zerkel, about Arab teens in the Windy City. $5 suggested donation 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: Dark Water (Walter Salles, 2005) 4:30, 7, 9:15 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: Undead (Michael and Peter Spierig, Australia, 2003) 7:15, 9:40 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 15-21): Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

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