Repertory Theaters

SUNDAY: "Taisho Chic" -- Hiroshi Shimizu's modernist melodrama Eternal Heart (1929; 3:30 p.m.) and a government-commissioned film depicting the Rebirth of the Capital (Hamataro Oda and Asajiro Itoi, 1930; 6:30 p.m.), Tokyo, from the 1923 earthquake.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Stan Brakhage's "The Pittsburgh Trilogy," a group of three 1971 shorts by the legendary experimental filmmaker, includes his record of rides with local policemen, eyes; an open heart surgery document, Deus Ex; and The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes autopsies 7:30 p.m.


3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and for venue; 421-8497 for information on this program. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs.

THURSDAY (Nov. 3): Warren Miller's latest ski/snowboard compilation, Higher Ground (2005). $17.50 6, 9 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $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. $7 save as noted.

THURSDAY (Nov. 3): A "dress-up" screening of Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) benefits the San Antonio Community Development Corp. Tuxedos, suits, fezzes, and 1940s glamour encouraged. $7 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (Nov. 8): A Film Arts Festival screening of Chris Brown's dramedy Scared New World (2005), about a half-dozen mismatched housemates in Oakland. $10 6:30 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, $9 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 & THURSDAY: Steal Me (Melissa Painter, 2005) 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Separate Lies (Julian Fellowes, U.K., 2005) 6:45, 9 p.m. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Michael Powell series continues with the spy thriller The Spy in Black (U.K., 1939) 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

SUNDAY: Jennifer Jones stars in Gone to Earth (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1950) 4, 7 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The high-energy documentary Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: It's a hard-knock world for a pimp, in the musical dramedy Hustle & Flow (Craig Brewer, 2005) 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: A Southern Gothic comedy, Junebug (Phil Morrison, 2005) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 8 & 9): Altcountry singer Jim Wright is Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas, 2003) 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,; and 552-FILM for information on Film Arts Festival screenings. $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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Make It Funky! (Michael Murphy, 2005). All proceeds for this film go to Louisiana Rebirth, an organization devoted to rebuilding New Orleans culture 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. Thom Anderson's remarkable essay about the city of angels on film, Los Angeles Plays Itself (2004) 6:30 p.m. The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, 2005) 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema screens here this weekend. Today, A Tale of Two Cities (Ginzberg). Free 12:30 p.m. "Shorts: Love" features Jay Rosenblatt's Phantom Limb 6 p.m. Just Say It (Dorfman and Giloman) and "Shorts: Art" 8 p.m. Women in Love (Everett) 10 p.m. Blood, Sweat and Glitter (Aickin) 11:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: FAF -- "Tilted: Youth Media" (free) noon. Nuesta Familia (de Granados) noon. Rancho California (Caldwell) 1:45 p.m. In This Short Life (Sjogren) 3:30 p.m. Trespassing (DeMenezes) 5:45 p.m. Wellstone! (Colby) 8:20 p.m. Come Fly With Me Nude (Karagienakos) 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: FAF -- "Shorts: Collections" noon. Romántico (Becker) 2 p.m. Prospect (Solis) 4:10 p.m. 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between 6:15 p.m. I Am a Sex Addict (Zahedi) 8 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Call for films and times.


Koret Visitor Education Center (save as noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Through Nov. 18 -- What's in the box? An interactive presentation of The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell (2003) Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues 2:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1 p.m. My Eyes Were Fresh Thurs 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, Mon, Tues 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

THURSDAY (Nov. 3): A "Guns, Germs and Steel" series tracing 13,000 years of human evolution opens with Out of Eden (2005) noon.

SUNDAY (Nov. 6): The 12th annual Exhibition and Competition of Independent Filipino Films and Videos. Titles TBA 1 p.m.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. Closed Monday through Wednesday.

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