Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan, U.K., 2005) 4:15, 7, 9:45 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 6-12): Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation.

WEDNESDAY (Jan. 4): Middle-aged André Dussollier yearns for his old flame while enjoying a relationship with a compulsive eater named Aïe (Sophie Fillières, France, 2000) 6 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

SATURDAY (Jan. 7): Heidi Diehl's audio program, "The Spirit Battery," conjures "otherworldly visitations with [a] mish-mash of audio-visual debris." Also featured are short videos by Jesse England and Ian Coronado 8 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Balboa revives the hugely popular, six-hour Italian epic The Best of Youth (Marco Giordana, 2003). Separate admission. Part 1 Wed noon, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs 3:45 p.m. Part 2 Wed 3:45 p.m.; Thurs noon, 7:30 p.m. On the Balboa's other screen, characters from the Oz books compare fashion tips in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson, 2005) 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Carroll Ballard's Duma (2005). See Page 31 for review. Call for times and other films.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, $8 save as noted. 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.

DAILY: The original King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933) goes on about his business here through Jan. 11. See Night & Day Tuesday, Page 24, for more 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, 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.

DAILY: 2005 only felt like the end of the world -- see Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, U.K., 1964) for the real deal. Screens through Jan. 22. "Starts at dusk."


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, 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: Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan, U.K., 2005) 3:45, 7, 10 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.


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

SATURDAY (Jan. 7): Buster Keaton's railway classic The General (Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1926) screens with Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in the short Captain Kidd's Kids (Hal Roach, 1920) 7:30 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Musicians get into Music From the Inside Out (Daniel Anker, 2004) 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 6-12): Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $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.

SUNDAY (Jan. 8): The 2004 Chinese feature Keeexili: Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan), about Tibetans arming to stop poachers, screens as a benefit for the Lighthouse Community Charter School. $7 2 p.m.

TUESDAY (Jan. 10): The snowboarding-celebrating film Futureproof (2005) exhibits tricks, riders, and mountains. See for more 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, $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: Jack Nicholson is Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (Italy, 1975) 6:30, 9 p.m. Viggo Mortensen has A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 8:50 p.m. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005) 7 p.m. Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assas, Palestine, 2005) 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Naked in Ashes (Paula Fouce, 2005) 6:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Duma (Carroll Ballard, 2005). See Page 31 for review. Call for other films and times.

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