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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WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28): The ninth International Latino Film Festival screens José Sánchez-Montes' documentary about Lithuanian Jew, Spanish partisan, and Auschwitz survivor Luis Frank, Remembrance (Marcela Arteaga, Mexico, 2003). See www.latinofilmfestival.org. for more. Reception and film, $40 6 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 30-Oct. 6): MirrorMask (Dave McKean, U.K., 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): She wore Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986).
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
430 Emerson (at Lytton), Palo Alto, (650) 266-9260, www.landmarktheatres.com. $8 for this midnight series. "Midnight Moovies" continues, with Bunny the Cow hosting a pre-film show with prize giveaways and cartoons/TV programs on Saturdays only. There will be additional screenings Saturday and Sunday "around noon" (call for more info). See our Showtimes page for the Aquarius' regular listings.
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.
THURSDAY (Sept. 29): ATA's monthly "Open Screening" of your film epics, with advance submissions recommended. E-mail email@example.com for submission info. $3 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (Sept. 30): Live sets by German electro-pop musician Torsten Kretchzmar (you know him from his hits "Dunkelheit" and "Feuchtigkeit") and local multimedia trio Moped, include the former's new DVD in a live multimedia show and "the oddball visuals of video wizard Cripes! in creating an AV feast to shake your booty to" for the latter 9 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 1): An Other Cinema presentation devoted to those who ride the rails and leave their mark behind includes Bill Daniel's Bozo Texino and Vanessa Redwick's Lovejoy, plus a slide show of wet-cement sidewalk engravings, live music, and free hobo stew 8:30 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Touch the Sound (Thomas Riedelsheimer, Germany, 2004) 12:40, 2:45, 4:40, 7, 9:05 p.m. Also, a double bill of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie, China, 2004; 3:10, 7:15 p.m.) and Junebug (Phil Morrison, 2005; 1:10, 5:10, 9:15 p.m.).
2113 Kittredge (near Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980 and www.landmarktheatres.com for venue; www.aff.org for program and tickets. This Landmark Theatres multiplex hosts the Arab Film Festival this weekend. See Showtimes for regular programming. $10 save as noted.
FRIDAY (Sept. 30): The ninth Arab Film Festival screens here today through Sunday. Iraqi filmmakers film their country after Saddam's fall in The Dreams of Sparrows (Daffar, Iraq) 4 p.m. The Syrian Bride (Riklis, Israel) 7 p.m. Liberace of Baghdad (McAllister, U.K./Iraq) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 1): Minders (McAllister, Iraq) and A Stone's Throw Away (Halvorsen, Palestine) 1 p.m. When Men Cry (Kassari, Morocco) 3 p.m. The Sleeping Child (Kassari, Morocco) 5 p.m. Occupied Minds (Dajani and Michaelis, U.S./Palestine) 7 p.m. Threads (Belabbes, Morocco) 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Oct. 2): Waiting for Quds (Blachor, Israel/Palestine) noon. All About Darfur (Elsanhouri, Sudan/U.K.) 2 p.m. The Concrete Curtain (Brunner, Palestine/U.S.) 4 p.m. Terra Incognita (Salhab, Lebanon) 6 p.m. Clay Dolls (Bouzid, Tunisia) 8:30 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.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: French cinema has never been cooler than in this double bill of new prints of Jean-Luc Godard's Masculine-Feminine (1966; 7 p.m.; also Wed 3 p.m.) and Band of Outsiders (1964; 9 p.m.; also Wed 1, 5 p.m.).
SATURDAY: James Dean is Nick Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (1955), one of Godard's favorites 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.
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