Repertory Film Listings

SATURDAY: Peter Reigert, last seen getting his ass whipped (literally) by Tony Soprano, appears in person with the delightful Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, U.K., 1983) 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: A "Reel Politics" series screens Warren Beatty's fairy tale of noble Russian revolutionaries, Reds (1982), introduced by U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey 1 p.m. "Beyond Borders," a family film series, screens E. Nesbit's fairy tale of a cranky sand fairy who reluctantly grants wishes, Five Children and It (John Stephenson, U.K., 2004) 4 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: "Dharma bum" Mark Bittner seeks truth and finds The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2003). Bittner and Irving in person at evening screenings 2, 7:15, 9:40 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Graffiti art immortalized, Piece by Piece (Nic Hill, 2005). See Night & Day Saturday for more 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY: Southern Exposure's sixth annual film/video juried screening, "Mayhem," explores the titular theme, "conceived in response to the current political and social climate." See for more info 7:15, 9:15 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $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: "Killer" Kane is the New York Doll (Greg Whiteley, 2005) 6:15, 8 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. All Dolled Up, 1970s footage of the Dolls video'd by Bob and Nadya Gruen 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m. The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, 2005) 7:15 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Aristide and the Endless Revolution (Nicolas Rossier, Switzerland/U.S., 2005); see Opening for review 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.


1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555; for this program. "Frameline at the Center," a free monthly film series, continues.

THURSDAY (Dec. 8): "Down the Aisle: Local Looks at Same-Sex Marriage," a collection of shorts on this popular theme, including Debra A. Wilson's Jumpin' the Broom and Stuart Gaffney's Muni to the Marriage 7:30 p.m.


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, save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): A Kiki Smith exhibit offers Art:21:Stories (PBS, 2003) through Jan. 29 2 p.m. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (Marian Cajori, 1997) through Feb. 28 4 p.m.; Thurs 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (Dec. 8): In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, "Conner Obscura: Part I" screens roughly half of the collected work of local collagist Bruce Conner, followed by a conversation between Conner and critic Tony Reveaux. Films include Mea Culpa (1980), two versions of Report (1963-7), Television Assassination (1963/1995), and a visually stunning portrayal of atomic bomb test footage, Crossroads (1976). $15 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (Dec. 10): In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, "Conner Obscura: Part II" includes Conner's breakthrough A Movie (1958), Mongoloid (1978), and another version of Report. Filmmaker in person. $5 2 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 (Dec. 8): "Down in New Orleans," a film series set in the landscape formerly known as the Big Easy, screens Pretty Baby (Louis Malle, 1977). Last week vampires, this week child prostitutes -- this New Orleans series seems designed to prevent any conservative support for rebuilding noon.


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.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Gina Lollobrigida and Rock Hudson share an Italian villa with Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin in the frothy Come September (Robert Mulligan, 1961; 7:30 p.m.). It screens with Bread, Love and Dreams (Pane, Amore e Fantasia, Luigi Comencini, Italy, 1954; 5:45, 9:35 p.m.), with Lollobrigida pursuing village bigwig Vittorio De Sica.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Things take a supernatural turn as Don Ameche avers Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 3:45 p.m.) to satanic Laird Cregar, while Jennifer Jones sits still for the time-traveling romance Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948; 5:30, 9:35 p.m.).


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY: Green Cine marks the second anniversary of its video-on-demand service with Mau Mau Sex Sex (Ted Bonnitt, 2000), its very first title offered for rent. It's a documentary on exploitation film pioneers Dan Sonney and David Friedman. Bonnitt and scenarist Eddie Muller in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Gregory Pickup's Pickup's Tricks (1973), an improvised "document of the post-Haight era in San Francisco," set amongst the wonderful Angels of Light theater troupe. Filmmaker in person 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: San Francisco Cinematheque's "The Drowned World," a program of "live text/sound works" fusing video and poetry with "immersive sound environments." Performances include Scott Arford's Song of the Station, Kenneth Atchley's de Quincey Levitation, and Josh Russell's Wall Mounted Gas Heater Overheating and Shutting Down 7:30 p.m.

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