SUNDAY (Jan. 29): Today is Second Annual World Indigo Day, it says here, and The Indigo Evolution (James Twyman and Kent Romney, 2005) assembles "some of the most profound children in the world" -- "a new type of human being coming into our world" -- and the message of peace these "Indigo," "Crystal" or "Star Children" offer. $12 7 p.m.
SATURDAY (Jan. 28): Richard Talmadge anticipates Donnie Brasco as a policeman infiltrating a gang in The Night Patrol (Noel Smith, 1926), which features Terry the Rat and co-stars the pleasantly named Rose Blossom. It screens with the shorts Caught in the Rain (Charles Chaplin, 1914) and Buster Keaton as Convict 13 (Keaton and Eddie Cline, 1920), 7:30 p.m.
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: After Innocence (Jessica Sanders, 2006) 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:20 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. $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.
WEDNESDAY: A UCB film history class open to the public and taught by Russell Merritt presents "Movies in the Nickelodeon Era" with films including Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914), The Dancing Pig (1907) and a seldom-screened D.W. Griffith short, The Informer (1912) with Mary Pickford 3 p.m. A "Weird America" series screens La Lucha: The Struggle (Duncan Macleod, 2003), on the world of Mexican- American masked pro wrestling 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Two by Naruse -- Ken Uehara and Yoko Sugi are a Husband and Wife (1953) who suffer when forced to live in a rented room 7 p.m. Hideko Takamine is a troublesome Wife (1953) to Ken Uehara 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: Another dark Naruse family tale, Older Brother, Younger Sister (Naruse, 1953) 4:30 p.m. Four aging women confront life's disappointments in Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 6:15 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Scholar Jeffrey Skoller lectures on "Making History in Avant-Garde Film" and screens Ernie Gehr's Eureka (1974), a rephotographing of a 1900s film record of San Francisco's Market Street, and Leandro Katz's El Dia Que Me Quieras (The Day You'll Love Me) (1998), an essay on Che Guevara's deathbed photograph 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.
TUESDAY (Jan. 26): A new cult movie series hosted by Shannon Lark, "The Chainsaw Mafia Night of Mayhem,"screens Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato, Italy, 1980), which uses a Blair Witch-type set-up as a springboard for its events. Supposedly the filmmaker had to prove to an Italian court that his cast hadn't actually been eaten. Trivia contests, prizes, and meat round out the evening. $6 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: "For Your Consideration," a selection of Oscar submissions from various nations, screens Ahead of Time (Gudmundsson, Iceland) Wed 6:30 p.m.; Thurs 9:30 p.m. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu, Romania) Wed 8:15 p.m.; Thurs 6:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.
STARTS FRIDAY: The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Taggart Siegel, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.
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.
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Dramatic accounts of surfer adventures comprise Big Waves and Tall Tales (Grant Washburn, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.
STARTS TUESDAY: Call theater for program.
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 this newly reconstituted affiliate of New College.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 27-Feb. 2): Gay Sex in the '70s (Joseph Lovett, 2005) 6:30, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 3:30, 5 p.m. A History of Violence 7 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2 p.m. Coachella 9 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:30 p.m.
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