TUESDAY (Oct. 11): A "Local Filmmakers Showcase" screening of 24 Hours on Craigslist (Michael Ferris Gibson, 2004), a day-in-the-life examination of folks buying and selling online. See Opening for review 9:15 p.m.
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, www.cafilm.org; www.mvff.com and (925) 866-9559 for the Mill Valley Film Festival. $9 for regular Rafael programs (Wednesday), $10 for MVFF programs 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: The inexorable March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France, 2005) 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. MirrorMask (Dave McKean, U.K., 2005) 4:45, 7, 9:20 p.m. Balzac and the Little Chinese Princess (Dai Sijie, China, 2004) 4:15 p.m. A new documentary, Blossoms of Fire (Maureen Gosling and Ellen Osborne, U.S./Mexico, 2004), about a matriarchy in southern Oaxaca. Gosling in person with film subject Rosa Martha Toledo 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: The opening-night program for the 29th Mill Valley Film Festival screens Mrs. Henderson Presents (Stephen Frears, U.K.). $20 film only, $125 film and gala to follow 7 p.m.
FRIDAY: MVFF -- Wolf Summer (Norlund, Norway) 4:30 p.m. A Touch of Spice (Boulmetis, Turkey) 6:30 p.m. my tiny universe (Scantlebury and Phillips) 6:45 p.m. Girlfriend, Someone Please Stop the World (Hiroki, Japan) 7:30 p.m. Guernsey (Leopold, Belgium) 9 p.m. The Art of Breaking Up (Deville, France) 9:15 p.m. Bed Stones (Serebrennikov, Russia) 9:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: MVFF -- A Piece of Bread (Tabrizi, Iran) 12:30 p.m. The Devil's Miner (Davidson and Lakani, U.S./Germany) 1 p.m. The Girl From Auschwitz (Jarl, Sweden) 3 p.m. Saratan (Abdyshaparov, Kyrgyzstan) 4 p.m. The Lady From Stockholm (Von Mueller and Lieberman) 4:15 p.m. In Memory of My Father (Jaymes) 6 p.m. A "Tribute to Michael Powell" with his widow, famed film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, hosting clips. Tribute $20; tribute and reception $50 6:30 p.m. Tropic of Cancer (Polgovsky, Mexico) 6:45 p.m. The Undeserved (Coley) 8:30 p.m. Web Cam Girls (Weissman, Canada) 9 p.m. A tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet screens his Delicatessen (Jeunet and Caro, France, 1991) 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: MVFF -- Immediate Boarding (Lemhagen, Sweden) 10 a.m. Carpatia (Klamt and Rydzewski, Germany/Austria) noon.The lovely romance I Know Where I'm Going (Powell and Pressburger, 1945) 12:15 p.m. 39 Pounds of Love (Menkin) 1:30 p.m. Springtime (Ryu, Korea) 2:45 p.m. "Spotlight on Felicity Huffman" $20; spotlight and reception $50 3 p.m. In Memory of My Father 4:15 p.m. Sound of the Soul (Olsson) 4:45 p.m. Fateless (Koltai, Hungary) 4:45 p.m. Bed Stories (Serebrennikov, Russia) 6:45 p.m. Delwende (Yaméogo, Burkina Faso) 7:45 p.m. Moon and Cherry (Tanada, Japan) 8:30 p.m. The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (Nutley, Sweden) 8:45 p.m.
MONDAY: MVFF -- The Winter Song (Mehranfar, Iran) 4:45 p.m. 5@5: "All I Really Want to Do" (shorts) 5 p.m. Frozen Angels (Black and Sandig) 6 p.m. Shopgirl (Tucker) 7 p.m. Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness (Salazar, U.K.) 7:15 p.m. Fateless 8:15 p.m. State of Fear (Yates, U.S./Peru) 9:30 p.m. Wellstone! (Luke, Lippold, Stern) 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: MVFF -- Immediate Boarding 4 p.m. Bluebird (deJong, Netherlands) 4:15 p.m. 5@5: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (shorts) 5 p.m. Berkeley (Roth) 6:15 p.m. Live and Become (Mihaileanu, France) 6:30 p.m. Sir! No Sir! (Zieger) 7 p.m. The Society of Jesus (Petranovic, Croatia) 8:30 p.m. Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (Uluçay, Turkey) 9 p.m. The Last Moon (Littin, Chile) 9:30 p.m.
99 Museum (off Roosevelt), 554-9600 and www.randallmuseum.org for venue; 864-2026 and www.chaseartfilm.com for information on this program. This museum's Cine/Club offers free screenings of classic films, followed by discussion, geared to teens, parents, mentors, and "friends of art and film."
FRIDAY (Oct. 7): It's a dog's life for Baxter (Jerome Boivin, France, 1989), the tale of a pup and his punk. Doors open for refreshments 6:30 p.m. Film 7 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Sea creatures frolic in the Deep Blue (Alastair Fothergill and Andy Byatt, U.K., 2005), aka March of the Jellyfish (no, wait, that's the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: 24 Hours on Craigslist (Michael Ferris Gibson, 2004) screens through Oct. 17. See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2, 4 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $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.
THURSDAY: A program of filmmakers competing to direct a feature film offers your chance to vote for the winner of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. See www.MSfilmfest.com for more. $9 7, 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 7-13): Jacques Richard's interesting study of the complicated cinéaste Henri Langlois, the Phantom of the Cinematheque (France, 2004); see Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.
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