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Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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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ACT I & II

2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $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: Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, 2005) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 13-19): Following Sean (Ralph Arlyck, 2005). See Page 36 for review. Call for times.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

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

WEDNESDAY (Jan. 11): Two deadbeats (François Cluzet, Guillaume Depardieu) must vacate their flat in the comedy Les Apprentis (Pierre Salvadori, France, 1995) 6 p.m.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS

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

THURSDAY (Jan. 12): International ANSWER presents a Cuban film, Bloquero (2005), protesting the U.S. embargo, and the Gloria LaRiva-produced Workers' Democracy in Cuba (1996), praising the state-approved unions 7:30 p.m.

BALBOA

3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $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 3:45 p.m.; Thurs noon, 7:30 p.m. Part 2 Wed noon, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs 3:45 p.m. On the Balboa's other screen, cheetahs prove fleetah in Duma (Carroll Ballard, U.S./South Africa, 2005) 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 8:55 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

CASTRO

429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com; www.goethe.de/sanfrancisco for Berlin & Beyond. $8 regular admission (Wednesday), $9 for Berlin & Beyond 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.

WEDNESDAY: The original King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933) goes on about his business here today. Accept no substitutes! 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Berlin & Beyond festival of German-language films opens here tonight with its Opening Night Party 6:30 p.m. Sophie Scholl -- The Final Days (Marc Rothemund, Germany, 2004) 8 p.m. Film $10, film and party $30.

FRIDAY: Berlin & Beyond (all films from Germany save as noted) -- Rhythm Is It! (Grube) 1 p.m. A Michael Verhoeven tribute screens The White Rose (1982) 3:30 p.m. Ghosts (Petzold, Germany/France) 7 p.m. One Day in Europe (Stoehr, Germany/Spain) 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- Sleeper (Heisenberg) noon. Bon Voyage (Ralston, Germany/Switzerland) 2:30 p.m. Truth or Dare (Scharf and Nolting) 4:30 p.m. Kebab Connection (Saul) 7 p.m. Agnes and His Brothers (Roehler, Germany/Austria) 9 p.m.

SUNDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- S.F. State graduate Sandra (Mostly Martha) Nettelbeck's Sergeant Pepper 11 a.m. Michael Verhoeven's filmmaking family is profiled in the documentary The Verhoevens (Moeller) 1 p.m. The Nasty Girl (Verhoeven, 1989) 2:30 p.m. The festival's selection as Best First Feature, Robert Thalheim's Netto 6:30 p.m. Off Beat (Hölzemann) 9 p.m.

MONDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- Kusskuss (Senn, Germany/Switzerland) noon. "Best of German Film Schools" 2:30 p.m. Oktoberfest (Brunner) 5 p.m. Love in Thoughts (von Borries) 7:30 p.m. Let the Cat Out of the Bag (Schwarz) 9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Berlin & Beyond -- High Octane (Düringer, Austria) 4 p.m. The experimental late silent People on Sunday (Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1929), co-scripted by Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann -- what a pedigree! Live organ music by Dennis James. $10 7 p.m. Silentium (Murnberger, Austria) 8:30 p.m.

FOREIGN CINEMA

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.

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."

LUMIERE

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.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 13-19) Following Sean (Ralph Arlyck, 2005). See Page 36 for review. Call for times.

NIEBYL-PROCTOR MARXIST LIBRARY

6501 Telegraph (near Alcatraz), Oakland, (510) 595-7417, www.marxistlibr.org; www.dsausa.org/sf and 789-8497 for program. Free.

SATURDAY (Jan. 14): The Democratic Socialists of America-East Bay screen Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Robert Greenwald, 2005), with activists' discussion to follow 9:30 a.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 (Jan. 14): A shorts program finds Roscoe Arbuckle A Bandit (Mack Sennett, 1913), Charlie Chaplin taking to Laughing Gas (Chaplin, 1914) and then going Behind the Screen (Chaplin, 1916), William Collier having both Wife and Auto Trouble (Dell Henderson and Sennett, 1915), and Harold Lloyd vowing Never Weaken (Fred Newmeyer, 1921) 7:30 p.m.

OPERA PLAZA

601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. 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: Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, 2005) 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 p.m.

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