SUNDAY: More wacky Tobacky The Big Bang 1 p.m. Fingers 2, 7:30 p.m. When Will I Be Loved 3:45, 9:15, 10:30 p.m. Toback does Dostoyevsky in his screenplay for Karel ReiszÕs The Gambler (1975) 4:45 p.m. Harvard Man 5:30 p.m.MONDAY: Toback and forth The Big Bang 7 p.m. Nastassia Kinski stars opposite Rudolph Nureyev and Ian McShane in Exposed (Toback, 1983) 8:45 p.m.
TUESDAY: To hell and Toback Two Girls and a Guy 7 p.m. Toback favorite Downey plays his The Pick-Up Artist (1987) 8:45 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): ÒEarly Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915Ó 2 p.m. An interactive presentation, Making Sense of Modern Art: Magritte and Surrealism 3:30 p.m. American Masters: Alexander Calder (Roger Sherman, 1998) 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us. A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.
THURSDAY (April 6): A ÒCinematic San FranciscoÓ series begins with Malcolm McDowellÕs H.G. Wells pursuing David WarnerÕs Jack the Ripper to San Francisco in Nicholas MeyerÕs inventive thriller Time After Time (1979) noon.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming. For the rest of the ShattuckÕs schedule, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi, 2006)
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 7-13): The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. This springÕs series includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Fred Astaire sells his hat in the opening scene of MinnelliÕs elegaic backstage musical The Band Wagon (1953) while Judy Garland and family sample catsup in MinnelliÕs elegaic musical Americana Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Colman shows some dash as The Prisoner of Zenda (John Cromwell, 1937) and as a judge takes in accused anarchist Cary Grant (!) in George StevensÕ loquacious love story The Talk of the Town (1942). Call for times.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Spike & MikeÕs 2006 edition of their Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation takes up residence here through April 29 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
SATURDAY (April 8): A free screening of America: From Freedom to Fascism (Aaron Russo, 2006) 1 p.m.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WEDNESDAY: A GreenCine screening of outlaw director Teruo IshiiÕs last film, Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf (Japan, 2004), mingling operetta and amputation. On video 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Archivist Dennis Nyback presents his compilation feature Hey Batter, Batter! Vintage Baseball Films, a steroid-free program including Bobby ThomsonÕs Òshot heard Õround the world,Ó Snickers and Vitalis ads with Joe DiMaggio and Pete Rose, donkey baseball, and more 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Nyback considers The Glory of Their Times (1977) Òthe best documentary on baseball ever madeÓ (take that, Ken Burns!) 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: ÒOn Calibration: The Video Works of Michelle DizonÓ Òquestions the fantasy of a happy and interchangeable globalized worldÓ using home movies, found images, and video color bars. Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque 7:30 p.m.
This Thursday the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its series of 16mm rarities at 8 p.m. in an undisclosed downtown S.F. location. April 7Õs film is Secrets of Scotland Yard (George Blair, 1944), with Edgar Barrier as the twin Usher brothers, one a Nazi, one a loyal Brit. ItÕs the fall of the house of Ushers! A lecture from Daniel Hodges follows. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ... The Ninth Annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival unspools April 5-9 in lovely downtown Sonoma; see www.cinemaepicuria.org for schedule information. ... Filmmaker Graham Coleman appears in person for opening weekend screenings of Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy on Friday night (April 7) at the Opera Plaza (352-0810) in San Francisco, and Saturday (April 8) at the Shattuck Theatre (510-464-6980) in Berkeley. Call venues for more information. ... Goodbye, Act 1 & 2 Theater in Berkeley! We saw some great movies play there (The Triplets of Belleville, The Agronomist).
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