Repertory Film Listings

FRIDAY (Nov. 11): Alec Guinness stars in the particularly brilliant Ealing Studios comedy The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951), with Stanley Holloway and Sid James 6:30 p.m.

NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM

Edison Theater, 37395 Niles (near G Street), Fremont, (510) 494-1411 and www.nilesfilmmuseum.org. A weekly "Saturday Night at the Movies" series screens silent films in this historic theater. $5.

SATURDAY (Oct. 29): John Barrymore stars as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920), screening with Mary Pickford in the short A Beast at Bay (D.W. Griffith, 1912) and a cluster of French short-shorts from 1907-10, including The Yawner and Whiffles Wins the Beauty Prize 7:30 p.m.

NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY

1500 Ralston Ave. (between El Camino Real and Alameda de las Pulgas), Belmont, (650) 508-3500 and www.ndnu.edu for venue, www.latinofilmfestival.org for the Latino Film Festival, screening here this week. $10.

THURSDAY (Nov. 10): Nietos (Villa, Argentina) 7 p.m.

FRIDAY (Nov. 11): Temporada de Patos (Eimbcke, Mexico) 7 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: Hungarian Péter Forgács illuminates seven principles of the Wittgenstein Tractatus (1992) and compiles home movies of the 1940s into Meanwhile Somewhere (1994) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: "Selling Democracy," a series screening U.S. government films made for European audiences promoting the Marshall Plan, offers "Help is on the Way," films depicting postwar recovery, including The Extraordinary Adventures of a Quart of Milk (1951) and Hansl and the 200,000 Chicks (1952) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Sam Peckinpah series screens the re-edited and restored Major Dundee (1965) 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: "Taisho Chic on Screen," a series of silent Japanese films, screens Winter Camellia (Ryoha Hatanaka, 1921), a sentimental but, for its time, realist drama 5 p.m. The surviving fragment of Kenji Mizoguchi's Tokyo March (1929) precedes a government-sponsored educational tour, Public Manners: Sightseeing in Tokyo (Kaname Mori, 1925) 7 p.m. Takako Irie stars in the ironic melodrama The Water Magician (Mizoguchi, 1933) 8:50 p.m.

SUNDAY: "Taisho Chic" -- The surviving fragment of a newspaper-commissioned celebration of journalism, Rising Sun (Mizoguchi and Seiichi Ina, 1925), precedes Mikio Naruse's drama about two generations of geishas, Apart from You (1933) 5:30 p.m. Yasujiro Ozu's charming romantic comedy The Lady and the Beard (1931) 7:15 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Michael Snow's legendary La Région Centrale (Canada, 1971) spirals across a deserted plain for three hours 7:30 p.m.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS

3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and www.palaceoffinearts.org for venue; 554-0525 and www.aifisf.com for information on the American Indian Film Festival. This nine-decade-old remnant of a World's Fair has an excellent auditorium, often used for film programs.

WEDNESDAY (Nov. 9): Teton Gravity Research offers a mountain-climbing jaunt, The Tangerine Dream (2005). For more info call 285-8932. $14 8 p.m.

THURSDAY: The 29th American Indian Film Festival screens here this weekend. Best of the Tribal Touring Program Showcase (shorts). Free 10 a.m. California's "Lost" Tribes (Riffe) and Hank Williams' First Nation (Sorensen). $8 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: American Indian Film Festival -- Johnny Tootall (Cheechoo). $10 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: American Indian Film Festival -- Awards Show. $15 7:30 p.m.

PARKWAY

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.

THURSDAY (Nov. 10): "Thrillville's Crazy Beatnik Party" offers live music by Arundo and the horror comedy A Bucket of Blood (Roger Corman, 1959). $7 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (Nov. 13): Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center screens a mariachi documentary, Pasajeo: A Journey of Time and Memory (2005), and offers music as well. $7 2 p.m.

TUESDAY (Nov. 15): Travis Bickle suggests ways of ridding your condo of unwelcome tenants? That seems to be the case as Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) screens as a benefit for the housing redevelopment agency ACORN. $7 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. $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: Separate Lies (Julian Fellowes, U.K., 2005) 6:45, 9 p.m. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Jane Anderson, 2005) 6:30, 8:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Film Arts Festival closes with a screening of a new documentary about the 1972 election, One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (Stephen Vittoria, 2005). $10 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: A Michael Powell series continues with the spy thriller 49th Parallel (U.K., 1940) 7 p.m. Steal Me (Melissa Painter, 2005) 9:15 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY:Ballets Russes (Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, 2005); see Opening for review. Filmmakers and Ballet Russe veteran Marc Platt in person, Friday 7 p.m. Call for other films and times.

SUNDAY: Jennifer Jones stars in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, U.K., 1950) 3, 7 p.m. Beyond Borders, an international family film series, screens a Finnish film about a comical troll, Rolli's Amazing Tales (Olli Soinio, Finland, 1991), with live translation for your little trolls and trollettes 4 p.m.

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