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): Federico Fellini's impressionist portrait of his Roma (Italy, 1972) screens through Oct. 31. "Starts at dusk."
530 Bush (at Grant), 978-2787. The place to go for German cultural events. $6.
THURSDAY (Oct. 6): Part 2 of an acclaimed German miniseries about literary brethren Thomas and Heinrich Mann, their families and times, The Manns -- Novel of a Century (Heinrich Breloer, 2001) 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY (Oct. 11): The Manns -- Novel of a Century, Part 3 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 5): The opening-night party for the Bicycle Film Festival features live scores performed to Cheryl Dunn's Bicycle Gangs of New York and obstinate Five Obstructions documentarian Jorgen Leth's Impossible Hour 8:30 p.m.
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8.
DAILY: The Greatest Game Ever Played (Bill Paxton, 2005) is the Greatest Film Ever Made! (well, maybe not) Wed, Thurs, Mon, & Tues 5, 7:15 p.m.; Fri 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sat 3:45, 6 p.m.; Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 p.m.
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: MirrorMask (Dave McKean, U.K., 2005) 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 7-13): Three Dancing Slaves (Ga&emul;l Morel, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for (required) reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues its fall film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
SATURDAY (Oct. 8): William S. Hart is a victimized cowpoke who has his revenge in The Silent Man (Hart, 1917), showing with the short comedy A Muddy Romance (Mack Sennett, 1913), with Mabel Normand, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Sennett's studios, The Hollywood Kid (Roy Del Ruth and Del Lord, 1924). Bruce Loeb at the piano 7:30 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $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: Shamelessly appealing to Berkeley opera composer John Adams' fan base, the PFA commences a "Dr. Atomic Goes Nuclear" series to tie in with the melodic minimalist's latest. Tonight, MGM's version of the construction of the atomic bomb, The Beginning or the End? (Norman Taurog, 1947), starring future Dr. Quatermass Brian Donleavy as A-bomb project ramrod Gen. Leslie Groves 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Dr. Atomic" -- A free "first Thursday" screening of Original Child Bomb (Casey Schonegevel) /i>5:30 p.m. The women's film festival MadCat programs animated documentaries including the "drawn and reported" Cockaboody (Faith and John Hubley, 1974) and Backseat Bingo (Liz Blazer, 2004). Regular admission applies 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: "Dr. Atomic" -- A British scientist plans to detonate a bomb in London unless his demands for world peace are met in the effective, chain-reactionary thriller Seven Days to Noon (John Boulting, U.K., 1950) 7 p.m. Richard Widmark commands an atomic sub in Sam Fuller's Hell and High Water (1954) 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: A series of films by husband-and-wife Soviet filmmakers Elem Klimov and Larissa Shepitko continues with Shepitko's debut feature, modernizing the steppes in Heat (1963) 5 p.m. A celebrated female flier turned rural schoolteacher is the subject of Shepitko's Wings (1966) 7 p.m. A scientist's midlife crisis takes him to Siberia in You and I (1971) 8:50 p.m.
SUNDAY: Dutch filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Mart Dominicus visit the filming sites of several westerns and wonder what happened to their glory days in Go West, Young Man! (2003) 4 p.m. Lee Marvin is an aging cowpoke in Monte Walsh (1970), by cinematographer turned director William A. Fraker, an interviewee in Go West, Young Man! 5:40 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Home movies by acclaimed film artist Derek Jarman include his first movie, Studio Bankside (19), about his studio 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
THURSDAY (Oct. 6): A "Hurricane Katrina Rescue Benefit" screens two separate New Orleans-set films. $20; please pay in checks made out to AmeriCares. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; live music, Cajun food, silent auction, zydeco dance contest, followed by your choice of The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1987) at /i>8:30 p.m. or Roger Moore as James Bond in Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton, 1973) at 8:45 p.m. Advance tickets available at Curves, 2706 Park Blvd., Oakland.
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