Reps Etc.

SUNDAY: The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951) 2:45 p.m. The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956) 4:45 p.m. Forbidden Planet 6:45 p.m.

MONDAY: 2001: A Space Odyssey 8 p.m.

TUESDAY: Invasion of the Body Snatchers 5 p.m. The Day the Earth Stood Still 7 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, 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: Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2004) 7, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 22-28): Lila Says (Ziad Doueiri, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.


Edison Theater, 37395 Niles (near G Street), Fremont, (510) 494-1411 and A weekly "Saturday Night at the Movies" series screens silent films in this historic theater. $5.

SATURDAY (July 23): Child star Jackie Coogan is Peck's Bad Boy (Sam Wood, 1921), screening with Charlie Chaplin's Pay Day (1922) 7:30 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124,, $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: A spy film series screens Blake Edwards' newly recut (25 minutes shorter, by the director himself) Darling Lili (1970), a flop in '70 but an underrated one (in its longer version!). Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews trade Great War secrets 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A pre-Code series screens Warren William as a ruthless financier, one of many Skyscraper Souls (Edgar Selwyn, 1932) 7 p.m. James Cagney flees gangland for Hollywood stardom in Lady Killer (Roy Del Ruth, 1933) 9 p.m.

FRIDAY: English spies duel Germans in Michael Powell's The Spy in Black (U.K., 1939; 7:30 p.m. ) and Q Planes (Tim Whelan, U.K., 1938; 9:10 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: Two pre-Code classics, the restored (even nastier) Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933; 7 p.m. ) -- five extra minutes of Barbara Stanwyck sleeping her way to the top -- and the very good Night Nurse (William Wellman, 1931; 9 p.m. ), with Stanwyck defending her young charge from drunken parents and a predatory Clark Gable.

SUNDAY: Harold Lloyd's greatest role as The Freshman (Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1925), a still-delightful silent comedy 3 p.m. The pre-Code series continues with Warren William managing a department store ("smash or be smashed") in Employee's Entrance (Del Ruth, 1933) 5:30 p.m. Edward G. Robinson reviews his life over the Two Seconds (Mervyn Le Roy, 1932) it takes to be executed 7:25 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Eyeing Nature," a series of documentaries on humanity's impact on the ecology, continues with "Skulls, Sparrows, and Chalk Drawings," a program of shorts that includes Nancy Andrews' Dreamless Sleep (2004) and Su Rynard's Bug Girl (Canada, 2003) -- she swallows one 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.

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: The March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France, 2005) 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7:45, 8:40 p.m. Machuca (Andrés Wood, Chile, 2004) 4, 6:45, 9:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: "Unleashed," a canine film series, screens Mark Lewis' Wonderful World of Dogs (Australia, 1990), plus two Speaking of Animals (talking dog) shorts of the 1940s 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 2004) and Wheel of Time (Werner Herzog, Germany, 2003). See Opening for reviews. Call for other films and times.

SUNDAY: "Unleashed" -- Rin Tin Tin stars as a heroic wolf in Clash of the Wolves (Noel Smith, 1925), screening with the very funny Charley Chase short Dog Shy (Leo McCarey, 1926) 3 p.m.


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 & THURSDAY: Todd Solondz says it all -- backward -- in Palindromes (2005), years in film best his 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Danny Boyle's Millions (U.K., 2004) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:20 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (July 24-27): The Red Vic celebrates its 25th anniversary with Hal Ashby's evergreen cult hit Harold and Maude (1971). On Monday, a sliding-scale admission of $15-25 includes a one-hour reception prior to the screenings with food, drink, and live music (reception 6:15 p.m. , film 7:15 p.m.; reception 9:15 p.m., film 10:15 p.m.). At regular admission, Sun 2, 4, 7, 9 p.m.; Tues 7, 9 p.m.; Wed 2, 4 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: A Sidewalk Astronomer (Jeff Jacobs, 2004) 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Mana: Beyond Belief (Peter Friedman and Roger Manley, 2004) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 22-28): Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2005) 6:15, 9:45 p.m. Mana: Beyond Belief 8 p.m.; also Sat-Sun 4 p.m. The Power of Nightmares (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2004). $10 7 p.m.; also Sat-Sun 3:30 p.m. A Sidewalk Astronomer Sat-Sun 2:30 p.m.

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