Repertory Theaters

CASTRO

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, $8 save as noted for regular programs; www.latinofilmfestival.org and $10 save as noted for the International Latino Film Festival. 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: Catherine Deneuve stars in Roman Polanski's tale of mental breakdown and skinned rabbits, Repulsion (1965; 1, 5, 9 p.m.), and as an ageless vampire in The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983; 3, 7 p.m.).

THURSDAY: Artists Against AIDS USA presents a live concert, "I Remember You." See www.a3usa.org for more information 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: The ninth International Latino Film Festival plays here this weekend. Tapas (Corbacho and Cruz, Spain). $15 includes opening-night gala 7 p.m. Cazuza -- Time Doesn't Stop (Werneck and Carvalho, Brazil) 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: International Latino Film Festival -- Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano (Ferraz) looks at the making of the 1964 classic I Am Cuba noon. Travelling With Che Guevara (Miná, Italy) documents the making of Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries 2 p.m. An art and sex comedy, Cachimba (Caiozzi, Chile) 4:45 p.m. A tribute to John Leguizamo screens Sueño (Chabria, Mexico) 7:30 p.m. Stories of Disenchantment (Valle, Mexico) 10:10 p.m.

SUNDAY: International Latino Film Festival -- A docudrama re-creating German-Argentine relations during the last World War, Oro Nazi en Argentina (Pereyra, Argentina) noon. The magical-realist To Die in San Hilario (Mañá, Spain) 2 p.m. Un Buda (Rafecas, Argentina) 4:15 p.m. Directors Night Award Ceremony and the green card comedy Love for Rent (Edelman, Colombia/U.S.), with reception to follow. $12 7 p.m. A kidnapping goes bad in Palermo Hollywood (Pinto, Argentina) 10:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Terrence Malick's two justly celebrated films of the 1970s, the lovely Days of Heaven (1978; 7 p.m.) and the edgier Badlands (1974; 8:50 p.m.).

TUESDAY: An Election Day double bill of the sober The Candidate (Michael Ritchie, 1972; 7 p.m.) and the ludicrous Wild in the Streets (Barry Shear, 1968; 9:05 p.m.).

FOREIGN CINEMA

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): Bullitt (Peter Yates, 1968) screens through Nov. 27. "Starts at dusk."

KANBAR HALL

3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200 for venue, www.filmarts.org and 552-FILM for information on this program. Located in the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

THURSDAY (Nov. 3): Opening night of the Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema screens the dance documentary Ballet Russes (Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, 2005) with gala to follow. $50. See Night & Day, Page 23, for more on the festival 7:30 p.m.

LARK

549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: North Country (Niki Caro, 2005) Wed 7:15 p.m.; Thurs 5, 7:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Chicken Little (Mark Dindal, 2005); see Opening for review Fri 4:30, 6:15 p.m.; Sat 2:35, 4:30, 6:15 p.m.; Sun 12:15, 1:45, 3:30 p.m.; Mon 5 p.m.; Tues 4, 5:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: Thomas Campbell's surfing doc Sprout (2005) 5:30 p.m.

LUMIERE

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: Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan, 2004) 7, 9:25 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 4-10): Never Been Thawed (Sean Anders, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.

MARIN CENTER SHOWCASE THEATRE

3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), San Rafael, 499-6800 and www.italianfilm.com for this series. The 2005 Italian Film Festival screens at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed complex through Nov. 12. $10.75.

SATURDAY (Nov. 5): Underrated veteran Ettore Scola's investigation of People of Rome (2003), a documentary comedy 7, 9:15 p.m.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY

57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail rsvp@milibrary.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.

FRIDAY (Nov. 4): Alec Guinness is a dying clerk taking a Last Holiday (1950) in Henry Cass' sensitive dramedy 6:30 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: Two reassemblages of prewar amateur films by the Hungarian Péter Forgács, Father and His Three Sons (1988) and Dusi and Jenö (1989) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Program 1 of "Selling Democracy," a series screening U.S. government films made for European audiences promoting the Marshall Plan, offers "Out of the Ruins," films depicting postwar despair and recovery, including Me and Mr. Marshall (1949) 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Sam Peckinpah series opens with his early masterwork bidding farewell to the Old West, Ride the High Country (1962; 7 p.m.), and a rather coarser elegy, The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970; 9 p.m.).

SATURDAY: "Taisho Chic on Screen," a series of silent Japanese films, opens with Souls on the Road (Minoru Murata, 1921; 6 p.m.), a movie depicting Japanese poverty and a highly influential work, and the adventure film The Golden Bullet (Hiroshi Innami, 1926; 9 p.m. ).

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