Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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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: Ma Mère (Christophe Honoré, France, 2004) 7, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 5-11): The Edukators (Hans Weingartner, Germany, 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.
WEDNESDAY (Aug. 3): Area arts fest Bayennale screens short film programs all this week at ATA. Tonight, the Exquisite Corpse (U.K., 2004) project asked nine artists to begin a short video, which was then handed on to another in the circle, ultimately producing nine videos by nine collaborators 7 p.m.
FRIDAY (Aug. 5): Bayennale offers "Rhythm From Wreckage: The Art of Interruption," creatively and accidentally sabotaged mass media images as perfected by Carl Diehl, Cassandra C. Jones, and others 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Aug. 6): A Bayennale screening of "Man vs. TV," a Bryan Boyce program that includes Election Collectibles, America's Biggest Dick, 30 Seconds Hate, and more 8 p.m.
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.
STARTS THURSDAY: Fear and Trembling (Alain Corneau, France, 2004); see Opening for review 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7, 9:10 p.m. The word-of-mouth hit -- a two-part, six-hour Italian film -- The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003) returns. Separate admission for each part. Part 1 Thurs & Sat noon, 7:45 p.m.; Fri & Sun 4 p.m. Part 2 Thurs & Sat 4 p.m.; Fri & Sun noon, 7:45 p.m. Call for times on other days.
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 (Aug. 6): Peaches resurrects an obscure '80s programmer as Robin Lively stars as Teen Witch (Dorian Walker, 1989), with "celebrity witches" and co-star Joshua John Miller promised in person midnight.
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.
THURSDAY: William Holden, Alec Guinness, and teen star Sessue Hayakawa (in the sense he was an American star in the 1910s) endeavor to cross, or cross off, The Bridge on the River Kwai (Lean, U.K., 1957), in 70mm 4:45, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY: The original Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979) -- not the "Redux" re-edit -- screens in 70mm. Worth getting off the boat for 5, 8 p.m.
SATURDAY: Who knew this was ever in 70mm? George Miller's Mad Max (Australia, 1981), a post-apocalypse mix of Coppola and Lawrence of Arabia as stunned survivors of a busted oil economy scrounge for fuel in the wasteland 1, 3, 5, 7, 9:15 p.m.
CENTURY 20 DALY CITY
1901 Junipero Serra (near John Daly), Daly City, (650) 994-7469, www.centurytheatres.com for venue, 777-6950 and www.pistahan.net/sine for this series. The Filipino American Arts Exposition offers a three-day Sine! Sine! Film Festival at this multiplex. $10 per program.
MONDAY (Aug. 8): Naglalalag, with no English subtitles 12:30 p.m. A man seeks his wife amid Italy's Filipino worker community in Milan (Olivia Lamasan, 2004) 2:30 p.m. A wartime adventure, Panaghoy sa Suba (Call of the River, Cesar Montano, 2004) 4:30 p.m. Opening-night film is Laurice Guillen's "controversial drama" Magdalena, the Unholy Saint (Santa-Santita, 2004), with Gala Night VIP Party to follow. Film only, $20; film and party, $40 6:30 p.m. Naglalalag 8:30 p.m. Milan 10:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Aug. 9): "Pinoy Indies," a program of 10 short independent films from the U.S. and the Philippines, screens here today. "Women in Diaspora" 12:30 p.m. "Daly City Homeboy" screens three by Patricio Ginsela Jr. 2:30 p.m. "Wit and Humor" 4:30 p.m. "Remembering" 6:30 p.m. "Surrealities" 8:30 p.m. "Gays on Screen" 10:30 p.m.
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