DAILY: Young Che and friend drive, witness, and compose The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles Jr., Brazil, 2003). ÒStarts at dusk.Ó
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen Art Deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 16 Blocks (Richard Donner, 2006) 6:45 p.m. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2005) 9 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a Òcalendar houseÓ rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Stoned (Stephen Woolley, U.K., 2005) 2, 4:30, 7, 9:25 P.M.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 31 - April 6): Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MECHANICSÕ INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. $7. This cultural asset of long standing continues a spring film series, hosted by Michael Fox. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.
FRIDAY (March 31): A musical series concludes with Jean RenoirÕs eye-filling French Cancan (France, 1955), as splendid an evocation of ÒLa Belle EpoqueÓ as youÕll ever find 6:30 p.m.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and www.bampfa.berkeley.edu for venue; 865-1588 and www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for information on the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, here this week. $8, second show $2 for regular programs; $10 for SFIAAFF programs. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC BerkeleyÕs Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
WEDNESDAY: Theater closed.
THURSDAY: A short series of the wondrous films of FranceÕs Jacques Demy screens Lola (1961), the life and adventures of cabaret dancer Anouk Aimée 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: DemyÕs Bay of Angels (1962), sets gambler Jeanne Moreau down in Monte Carlo 7 p.m. Demy brings his Lola to L.A. in his one American film, Model Shop (1969) 8:45 p.m.
SUNDAY: DemyÕs other, and equally audacious, candy-colored musical, The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) 3 p.m.
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Adele HorneÕs The Tailenders (2005) documents evangelicals and the Christian recordings they distribute to the remotest places on earth 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. 21 and older only. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.
THURSDAY (March 30): A Chainsaw Mafia Night of Mayhem screens Possession (Andrezj Zulawski, France, 1981), with Isabelle Adjani, her demon lover, Sam Neill, and a man with pink socks. $6 9:15 p.m.
TUESDAY (April 4): ÒWhen searching for love you can always count on your friends for a little ridicule,Ó or so the ÒLocal Filmmakers ShowcaseÓ World Premiere of Stupid Cupid (Chris Housh, 2006) informs us 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, 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: Duma (Carroll Ballard, South Africa, 2005) 6:30 p.m. The WorldÕs Fastest Indian (Roger Donaldson, New Zealand, 2005) 6:45 p.m. Richard AttenboroughÕs antiwar music hall Oh! What a Lovely War (U.K., 1969) 7:15 p.m. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Marc Rothemund, Germany, 2004) 8:40 p.m. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, U.K., 2005) 9:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Rabbit season! Duck season! Rabbit season! No, itÕs Duck Season (Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.
SUNDAY: ÒBeyond Borders,Ó a series of international films for families, screens Ginga (Hank Levine, Brazil, 2005), a documentary about BrazilÕs soccer-crazy kids 4 p.m.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8 save as noted. ThereÕs a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Hindi mystics, Naked in Ashes (Paula Fouce, 2005) 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: New York Doll Arthur ÒKillerÓ Kane makes a comeback with his old band in Greg WhiteleyÕs 2005 documentary 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: A coup against VenezuelaÕs Hugo Chavez unravels in real time in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Kim Bartley and Donnacha OÕBriain, Ireland, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this reconstituted affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Same Sex America (Henry Corra, 2006). See Opening for review 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Reproductive Rights Movie Night screens The Last Abortion Clinic (Raney Aronson-Rath, 2005), documenting the sole remaining clinic in Mississippi, and Jane GilloolyÕs dramatic short LeonaÕs Sister Gerri (1995) 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: The Xpress Fest Music Video Screening Tour presents an eveningÕs worth of indie filmmakersÕ videos for indie bands. Audiences will choose a prize winner. Doors open 7 p.m., screenings 8-11 p.m.
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