MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka lectures on the theme "The Edible Metaphor," presenting examples to "see, feel and smell" 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. 13): Will the Thrill's annual "Horror Host Palooza" features in-person appearances by televisual impresarios John Stanley, Ms. Monster, Doktor Goulfinger, Son of Ghoul (from Cleveland), and others, plus a "double bill straight out of grindhouse hell," Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Al Adamson, 1971) and Astro-Zombies (Ted V. Mikels, 1968). $10 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Oct. 16): COLAGE, an advocacy group for the children of gay and lesbian parents, screens In My Shoes: Stories of Youth With LGBT Parents, with a post-film discussion promised. Call 861-5437 or see www.colage.org for more 3 p.m.
TUESDAY (Oct. 18): The "World Re-Premiere" of John Stanley's Nightmare in Blood (1976), about a horror film actor who's a real vampire basking at a fan convention 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
RAFAEL FILM CENTER
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, $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 29th Mill Valley Film Festival continues here with The Fakir (Flinth, Denmark) 4 p.m. 5@5: "Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat" (shorts) 4:45 p.m. It's Henry James in a hot tub in The Californians (Parker) 6 p.m. iThemba/Hope (Murren and Walker) 7:15 p.m. The classic ballet drama The Red Shoes (Powell and Pressburger, U.K., 1948) 8:30 p.m. One Love (Elgood and Letts, U.K./Jamaica) 8:45 p.m. Homeland (Grossman) 9:15 p.m.
THURSDAY: MVFF -- Pelican Man (Helminen, Finland) 4 p.m. 5@5: "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (shorts) 5 p.m. Dallas Among Us (Pejo, Hungary) 6 p.m. A "Tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet" $20; tribute and reception $75 7 p.m. Need (Nilsson) 7:15 p.m. Accidents (Sanchez, Popovic, and Trupia, Italy) 8:15 p.m. Frozen Land (Louhimies, Finland) 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: MVFF -- Lepel (Van de Sande, Netherlands) 4:15 p.m. 5@5: "Tangled Up in Blue" (shorts) 5 p.m. Drum (Maseko, U.S./South Africa) 6:15 p.m. Dalecarlians (Blom, Sweden) 6:30 p.m. The Milk Can (Kresling) 7:15 p.m. Round Trip (Paci and Torri, Italy) 9 p.m. Video Out (Vlachos and Finkelstein) 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: MVFF -- "Short Films for Little People" 10 a.m. Max and Josef: Double Trouble (Leijonborg, Sweden) 10:15 a.m. "Sweet and Sick" (films by teens) 11 a.m. Accidents 12:15 p.m. Lisa Gay Hamilton's tribute to the great Beah Richards, Beah: A Black Woman Speaks 12:30 p.m. Amelie (Jeunet, France, 2001) /i>1:15 p.m. Frozen Land 2:45 p.m. Highway Courtesans (Brabbeé, U.S./India) 3 p.m. "A Toon for the Misbegotten" (animation) 4:15 p.m. 5@5: "Simple Twist of Fate" (shorts) 5 p.m. Ellektra (Mestdagh, Belgium) 5:30 p.m. A "Tribute to Donald Sutherland" includes clips, an onstage interview, and the new Pride and Prejudice (Wright, U.K.) $20; tribute and reception $50 7 p.m. Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (Spiro and Bernstein) 7:15 p.m. Ushpizin (Dar, Israel) 8:30 p.m. The Milk Can 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: MVFF -- The Incomparable Miss C. (Ciupka, Canada) 11 a.m. Round Trip noon. My Nikifor (Krauze, Poland) 12:15 p.m. Bye-Bye Blackbird (Savary, Luxembourg) 1:30 p.m. Press On (Grisman) 2:30 p.m. Pelican Man 2:45 p.m. Bride of Silence (Doan and Doan, Vietnam/Germany) 4 p.m. The closing-night film, Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale, includes an in-person tribute to Jeff Daniels. $20 film only, $65 film and party to follow 5 p.m. Ushpizin 5:15 p.m. Paradise Now (Abu-Assad, Netherlands) 6:45 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. Brick (Johnson) 7:45 p.m.
STARTS MONDAY: Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Also screening, The Overture (Itthisoontorn Vichailak, Thailand, 2005). Call for times.
MONDAY: A tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet screens his trip to Hollywood, Alien: Resurrection (1997) 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: The brilliant (if visually murky) fantasy The City of Lost Children (Jeunet and Marc Caro, France, 1995) 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.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Oct. 18 & 19): The dead rise to the crest of the wave in "Brain Eating Surf Movie Night," a program of shorts "combining horror and surfing." See www.aquasurfshop.com for more 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also 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.
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