Repertory Film Listings


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: Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, 2005) 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $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.

THURSDAY: The PFA reopens after a three-week hiatus with a Mikio Naruse series, screening the films of this outstanding Japanese filmmaker. Tonight, the short comedy Flunky, Work Hard! (1931) and the highly praised drama Nightly Dreams (1933) 7 p.m. "A musical treat," Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro (1938) 9 p.m.

FRIDAY: The six-hour Italian epic The Best of Youth (Marco Giordana, 2003) makes it to the East Bay. Part 1 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Best of Youth Part 2 /i>3 p.m. Two by Naruse -- the movie-industry-centered melodrama Street Without End (1934) 7 p.m. Wartime conditions and depression drive The Whole Family Works (1939) 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: Two mothers, biological and adoptive, fight for a girl's custody in Not Blood Relations (Naruse, 1932) 5:30 p.m. A comedy about two actors who play the front and back ends of a horse, Traveling Actors (Naruse, 1940) 7:25 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Crossroads," a program of avant-garde films from Pittsburgh (!), includes Victor Gauer's Archangel (1966) and Roger Jacoby's Futurist Song (1969) 7:30 p.m.


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.

THURSDAY (Jan. 12): Thrillville's "Sexy Sword 'n' Sorcery Show" features live belly dancing by Clandestine, plus the film The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958), with sfx by Ray Harryhausen. $7 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (Jan. 17): The Parkway expresses its audience appreciation with a free screening of the Terry Gilliam favorite Time Bandits (U.K., 1981) 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: Naked in Ashes (Paula Fouce, 2005) 6:45 p.m. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005) 7 p.m. Viggo Mortensen has A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 8:50 p.m. Jack Nicholson is Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (Italy, 1975) 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Duma (Carroll Ballard, 2005) /i>6:30, 8:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Following Sean (Ralph Arlyck, 2005). See Page 36 for review. Call for other films and times.

FRIDAY: "For Your Consideration," a selection of Oscar submissions from various nations, screens here for two weeks, beginning tonight with Tsotsi (Hood, South Africa) 7 p.m. A Wonderful Night in Split (Ostojic, Croatia) 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Play (Scherson, Chile) 1:45 p.m. The Land Has Eyes (Hereniko, Fiji) 4 p.m. Caribe (Ramirez, Costa Rica) 6 p.m. The highly touted Fateless (Koitai, Hungary), from the work of Nobel laureate Imre Kertés 8 p.m.

SUNDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Caribe 2 p.m. The City of the Sun (Sulik, Slovakia) 4 p.m. The Wandering Shadow (Guerra, Colombia) 6:15 p.m. A Wonderful Night in Split 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Play 6:45 p.m. The City of the Sun 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: "For Your Consideration" -- Mother of Mine (Härö, Finland) 6:45 p.m. The Wandering Shadow 9 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: Tim Burton's lively Corpse Bride (2005) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: The history of an early-1980s San Pedro-based, "avant-garage" punk band is charted in the quite entertaining We Jam Econo (Tim Irwin, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A 3-D porn film from 1976, Disco Dolls in Hot Skin (Norm dePlume, 1976) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: The Winterfilm Collective's testimony of American soldiers admitting atrocities in Vietnam, Winter Soldier (1972) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Jan. 17 & 18): The life of a 17-year-old Thumbsucker (Mike Mills, 2005) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


155 Fell (at Van Ness), 861-2011,; and 820-3907 for information on this program. 18 and up. $10 donation; all proceeds benefit IndieFest.

SATURDAY (Jan. 14): The eighth annual S.F. IndieFest, coming up next month, offers a "Benefit/Launch Party," with live music, festival previews, and more 8 p.m.-2 a.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 this newly reconstituted affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, U.K., 2001) 7 p.m.; also Wed 2:30 p.m. Paul Cox's van Gogh portrait-in-letters, Vincent (Australia, 1987) 9 p.m.; also Wed 4:30 p.m. Going Shopping (Henry Jaglom, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

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