SUNDAY: "Taisho Chic" -- The surviving fragment of Daisuke Ito's Slashing Swords (1929) precedes Toko Yamazaki's samurai drama Castle of Wind and Clouds (1928) 5 p.m. Yasujiro Ozu's gangster comedy Walk Cheerfully (1930) 7 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: "Group Hallucinations," a program of experimental short films, includes Michael Snow's SSHTOORRY (Canada, 2005); Kenneth Anger's showcasing of his Mickey Mouse doll collection, Mouse Heaven (2004); and two records of Ken Jacobs' "Nervous System" performances, Mountaineer Spinning (2004) and New York Street-Trolleys 1900 (1999) 7:30 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. 22): "Audience Appreciation Night" offers up Mike Nichols' The Graduate (1967). Free 9:15 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Ballets Russes (Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, 2005) 6:30, 9 p.m. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Jane Anderson, 2005) 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Separate Lies (Julian Fellowes, U.K., 2005) 9:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: The Dying Gaul (Craig Lucas, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 18-24): "Matters of Life and Death," a program of recent films by Jay Rosenblatt. See Urban Experience, Page 29, for more. Call for times.
SUNDAY: A restored print of Michael Powell's late work Age of Consent (Australia, 1969), with aging painter James Mason finding inspiration in a very young Helen Mirren. Restored print. Don't miss this one! 4, 7 p.m.
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 THROUGH MONDAY: Never mind Dylan, it was Miles Davis' shift to electric that riled his fans, as shown in Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue (Murray Lerner, 2005). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: "Matters of Life and Death," a program of recent films by Jay Rosenblatt. See Urban Experience, Page 29, for more 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: "Undiscovered Gems," a series showcasing indieWIRE's favorite undistributed films, screens a creepy Hotel (Jessica Hausner, Austria) 2 p.m. Liberia: An Uncivil War (Jonathan Stack and James Brabazon) 4:30 p.m. Demolition derby king Speedo (Jesse Moss) 7 p.m. A teen won't sleep in No Rest for the Brave (Alain Guiradie, France) 8:45 p.m.
THURSDAY: "Undiscovered Gems" -- Hotel 7 p.m. Two sisters, one a filmmaker, confront their childhood molester in the first-person documentary Awful Normal (Celesta Davis) 8:45 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: What's in the box? An interactive presentation of The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell (2003) 2:30 p.m. My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7:30 p.m.
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.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16): An Independent Television Service preview screening of a new documentary about North Koreans fleeing the homeland to China, Seoul Train. Panel discussion with Bay Area activists follows, perhaps dissing the demeaning title 6 p.m.
THURSDAY (Nov. 17): A "Guns, Germs and Steel" series tracing 13,000 years of human evolution continues with Tropics (2005) noon.
SATURDAY (Nov. 19): Director David Riker in person with his "American neorealist" film The City (La Ciudad, 1998), about workers struggling to establish themselves 2 p.m.
Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5 save as noted.
THURSDAY (Nov. 17): Warren Miller's skifest Higher Ground (2005). $17.50 8 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Cary Grant also climbs mountains in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Call for times.
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