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.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and www.palaceoffinearts.org 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, 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. $7 save as noted.
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, www.cafilm.org. $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.
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.
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.
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.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com; www.filmarts.org 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.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/. 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, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $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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