Reps Etc.


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

THURSDAY (Aug. 25): The Latino Film Festival screens The Storytellers (Elaine Caffe, Brazil, 2003), about townspeople trying to prevent their submersion beneath the waters of a new dam by recounting the heroic events of its history. $8 7:30 p.m.

LUMIERE1572 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: A revival screening of Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, France, 1958). Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 26-Sept. 1): A revival screening of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chanwook, Korea, 2002). 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 (Aug. 27): Look into The Eyes of Julia Deep (Lloyd Ingraham, 1918), with Mary Miles Minter moving in with platonic boyfriend Allan Forrest in a then-daring romantic comedy. It screens with Charlie Chaplin as The Vagabond (Chaplin, 1916) 7:30 p.m.

OPERA PLAZA601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 26-Sept. 1): The Talent Given Us (Andrew Wagner, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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 series continues with William Castle's 13 Frightened Girls (1963), a thriller with teen protagonists 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Louis Malle series continues with God's Country (France, 1985), a documentary portrait of a small Minnesota town 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two of Malle's best-regarded films, the French Occupation-set Au Revoir les Enfants (1987; 7 p.m.) and the drama of an aging Burt Lancaster Atlantic City (1980; 9:05 p.m.).

SATURDAY: A new print of Orson Welles' clever essay on Howard Hughes, art forgery, and creativity, F for Fake (France, 1973) 7, 8:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: Peter Watkins' intense look at an intense artist, Edward Munch (U.K., 1976) 2, 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Excuse me while I kiss Ten Skies (2004), with artist James Benning in person 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5; and $8 a program for the Oakland Black, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, screening here this week. 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.


901 Gilman (at 7th Street), Berkeley, (510) 528-9880, for more information. This brewery offers food, drink and a summer film series. $5.

SATURDAY (Aug. 27): What is reality? Maybe another beer will help answer this question. Find out at this outdoor screening of The Matrix (Wachowski Brothers, 1999). Gates open 7 p.m. Film at sundown

RAFAEL FILM CENTER1118 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 inexorable March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France, 2005) 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7:45, 8:40 p.m. The Bay Area premiere of a documentary about the 50-years-gone actor, James Dean: Forever Young (Michael J. Sheridan, 2005) 4:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A black comedy by Spain's Álex de la Iglesia, El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime, 2005) screens with filmmaker in person. $10 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Intimate Stories (Carlos Sorin, Argentina, 2002) and The Talent Given Us (Andrew Wagner, 2004). See Opening for reviews. Call for other films and times.

SUNDAY: An Álex de la Iglesia series continues with Common Wealth (Spain, 2000), with Carmen Maura in a comedy of greed. $9.25 7 p.m.

RED VIC1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house. The previously announced (and on the Red Vic's printed calendar) "Midnights for Maniacs" series has been canceled.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Jane Fonda proffers weapons of mass distraction in the sf sex comedy Barbarella (Roger Vadim, France, 1968) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Walter Hill's stylized gangland classic The Warriors (1979) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:20 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: McDonald's sues some British critics, and lives to regret it, in the documentary McLibel (Franny Armstrong, U.K., 2005) 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

ROXIE3117 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: See what happens at 11:14 (Greg Marcks, 2000) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m. What it's like in Iraq for American soldiers comes through loud and clear in Occupation: Dreamland (Garrett Scott and Ian Olds, 2004) 6:45 p.m. The Power of Nightmares (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2004). $10 8:15 p.m.

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