Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; itÕs 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, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50. This duplex offers a midnight movie series (plus Òdrawings for valuable and coveted prizesÓ) on weekends; go to www.act1and2.com for more info. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation save as noted.
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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: The Noise Pop Film Festival screens here for four nights starting tonight with The M-80 Project (1979), a video record of a No/New Wave festival starring Devo, the Suburbs, Judy Nylon, and more. $8 7:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: Noise Pop High and Dry (Michael Toubassi, 2005) features Òcool music from hot Tucson, Arizona,Ó including Giant Sand, Machines of Loving Grace, Supersuckers, and many more. $8 1:30 p.m. Borderline: The Heavenly States documents a bandÕs gig in isolated Libya. $8 4 p.m. Other Cinema hosts the ÒBreak the SilenceÓ collective, women who advocate Palestinian autonomy, with Susan Greene and Sara Kershnar speaking, narrating slides, and screening a video, When Your Home Is a Prison8:30 p.m. SUNDAY:Noise Pop Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley (Nyla Bialek Adams and Laurie Trombley, 2004) explores the world of the singer-songwriter. 4 p.m. BALBOA
3630 Balboa (at 38th Ave.), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: She wore Blue Velvet (1986) in a new print of David LynchÕs reverie 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 p.m. On the BalboaÕs second screen, Sophie Scholl The Final Days (Marc Rothemund, Germany, 2005) 12:05, 4:30, 8:55 p.m. Joyeux Nöel (Christian Carion, France, 2005) 2:20, 6:45 p.m.
FRIDAY: Àlex de la IglesiaÕs adaptation of Barry GiffordÕs novel Perdita Durango (Mexico-U.S., 1997), featuring characters also seen in the Gifford-David Lynch film Wild at Heart, screens with Amy GlazerÕs half-hour adaptation of a Gifford play, Ball Lightning (2003) 1:40, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Gifford and Glazer in person at the 7:30 p.m. show.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Two of LynchÕs Mobius-stripped sagas of amnesia, split/doubled personalities, suicide, and murder, Mulholland Drive (2001; 4:25, 9:25 p.m. ) and the co-scripted by Gifford Lost Highway (1997; 2, 7 p.m. ).
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Wild at Heart (Lynch, 1990; 12:40, 4:40, 8:40 p.m. )screens with LynchÕs digital restoration of his disquieting debut feature Eraserhead (1977; 3, 7 p.m. ). CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
FRIDAY (March 31): S.F. Cinematheque presents a double bill of two of Nagisa OshimaÕs more radical films, the excellent Death by Hanging (Japan, 1968), indicting both capital punishment and Japanese prejudice against its Korean population 7 p.m. OshimaÕs Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Japan, 1969), a tale of radical students and a fetishistic thief 9:10 p.m.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com; $9 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.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 31 - April 6): The Intruder (Claire Denis, France, 2004). See Opening for review 7, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 1:45, 4:20 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com for venue; www.8tales.com for this series. For additional Clay screenings, see our Showtimes page. This gemlike box is one of the cityÕs last remaining single screens.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (March 31 & April 1): Now with extra cheese, Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). $7 midnight.
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TUESDAY (April 4): ÒFreudFest,Ó marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of psychoanalysis, is commemorated here by ÒCinema on the Couch,Ó a four-film retrospective. Tonight, Alfred HitchcockÕs Spellbound (1945). See ÒNight & DayÓ page XX for more. Introduction and post-film discussion led by UC BerkeleyÕs Marilyn Fabe. Free; must call 292-1233 for reservations for this program 7 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd sts.), 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.
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