3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, www.peacheschrist.com for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings (see Showtimes for listings), two weekends of "Sing-Alongs" hosted by Peaches Christ. $10.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 9): S.F. Cinematheque presents "Follow to Philosophize with a Flicker", with guest curator Jeanne Liotta screening such films on the nature of truth and beauty as Tony and Beverly Conrad's Straight and Narrow, Barbara Sternberg's Life is a Dream That Vanishes, and Corinna Schnits' Living a Beautiful Life 7:30 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com, $8 save as noted for regular programs; 835-4783 and www.thirdi.org for the 3rd I Film Festival, here Saturday, $9. 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 & THURSDAY: The sin's in hard focus in a double bill of the camp '60s science-fiction adventures Barbarella (Roger Vadim, France, 1968; 7 p.m.; also Wed 3 p.m.) and the rarely screened Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, Italy, 1967; 9 p.m.; also Wed 1, 5 p.m.). Both star John Phillip Law, angelic in the first film, a thief and killer in the second.
FRIDAY: William Friedkin's gripping, grueling, and quite underrated remake of the French classic The Wages of Fear, Sorcerer (1977; 7 p.m.), screens with Michael Mann's impressive and little-seen Nazis-vs.-demons thriller The Keep (1983; 9:15 p.m.).
SATURDAY: The Third Annual 3rd I Film Festival screens films from South Asia. A Bollywood classic, Cloud-Capped Star (Ritwik Ghatak, India, 1960) 2:30 p.m. It's My Country Too (Clifford Bestall, U.K./Pakistan, 1965) follows Pakistani-American rock star Salman Ahmed. Ahmed in person 2:30 p.m. A drama about the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, Amu (India 2005), with director Shonali Bose in person 5:15 p.m. A new Bollywood epic, Paheli (Amol Paleker, India, 2005), starring favorites Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: The re-premiere of a long-thought-lost silent melodrama with screen legends Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino, Beyond the Rocks (Sam Wood, 1922). Live organ accompaniment by Dennis James. Matinee $13 2 p.m. Evening $15 7 p.m.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 14-17): A new print of Sergio Leone's mythical super-Western, Once Upon a Time in the West (Italy/U.S., 1968) 8 p.m.; also Wed 1, 4:30 p.m.
CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Rosenberg Library, Room 304, 50 Phelan Ave. (at Ocean), 239-3720 for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week.
MONDAY (Nov. 14): Race is the Place. Free; email email@example.com for reservations 6:45 p.m.
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Guzman Hall (second floor), 50 Acacia (between Olive and Magnolia), San Rafael, 454-4039 and www.dominican.edu for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week. $10.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 9): Mojado (Torres, Honduras) 7:30 p.m.
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.
GALERĺA DE LA RAZA
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $9 save as noted.
DAILY: Chicken Little (Mark Dindal, 2005) Wed, Thurs, Mon, Tues 4:30, 6:15 p.m.; Fri, Sat 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.; Sun 12:15, 1:45, 3:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: North Country (Niki Caro, 2005) 8:15 p.m.
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: Never Been Thawed (Sean Anders, 2005) 7:30, 9:45 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 11-17): Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (Italy/Spain, 1975). Call for times.
MARIN ACADEMY PERFORMING ARTS THEATER
1600 Mission (at Cottage), San Rafael, 453-4550 for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week.
SUNDAY (Nov. 13): A Youth in Video program. Free; email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations 1 p.m.
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 Wrightdesigned complex through Nov. 12. $10.75.
SATURDAY (Nov. 12): A married couple comes to terms with reality in Vanilla and Chocolate (Ciro Ippolito, 2003) 7, 9:15 p.m.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com 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.
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