Repertory Film Listings


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Take the Lead (Liz Friedlander, 2006) 7, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 28-May 4): Tsotsi (Gavin Hood, South Africa, 2005). Call for times.

SATURDAY: The Lark's First Annual Youth Film Festival screens locally made short films by Bay Area youth, ages 10-18 1 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Kekexili Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, China, 2004) 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, U.K., 1948). See Night & Day, page 24 for more. Call for times and other films.


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail 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 (April 28): A German comedy series screens the sex farce Rossini (Helmut Dietl, 1997), set in an Italian restaurant frequented by the Munich film industry. 6:30 p.m.


145 Ninth St. (between Mission and Howard), First Floor, 552-5950, $10.

THURSDAY (April 27): The 9th Street Film Forum presents a panel discussion, "The Digital Generation," on the use of blogging, podcasts, Web streams and other innovations by young filmmakers, some of them here and showing clips. Reception to follow 7 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and for venue; 866-9559 and for the San Francisco International Film Festival. $8, second show $2 for regular programs; $11 save as noted for SFIFF programs. 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 screens Wim Wenders' urban film poem Wings of Desire (Germany, 1989) 3 p.m. The San Francisco International Film Festival presents The Heart of Guy Maddin, a program of short films including his latest, starring Isabella Rossellini in a biography of her dad, director Roberto, My Dad is 100 Years Old (2005). Filmmaker in person 7 p.m. The Lost Domain (Ruiz, France) 9 p.m. See our Festival coverage starting on page 38 for more.

THURSDAY: SFIFF — Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (Harris, South Africa) 6:30 p.m. Three Times (Hou, Taiwan) 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: SFIFF — Gabrielle (Chéreau, France) 7 p.m. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai, Taiwan) 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY: SFIFF — The Dignity of the Nobodies (Solanas, Argentina) 1 p.m. The Giant Buddhas (Frei, Switzerland) 3:45 p.m. Wide Awake (Berliner) 5:45 p.m. Regular Lovers (Garrel, France) 8:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: SFIFF — Into Great Silence (Groening, Germany) 1:30 p.m. Sex meets surrealism in the Luis Buñuel classic Belle de Jour (France, 1967), with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrire in person 5 p.m. Princess Racoon (Suzuki, Japan) 8 p.m.

MONDAY: SFIFF — Jonestown (Nelson) 7 p.m. Iron Island (Rasoulof, Iran) 9:10 p.m.

TUESDAY: SFIFF — "Fugitive Prayers," a program of experimental film and video 7 p.m. The Bridge (Steel) 9:20 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $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 (April 27): Join the Parkway Tribe and see Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) for two-for-one admission. See for more 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (April 30): Escaped fish are Darwin's Nightmare (Herbert Sauper, 2005) at a benefit for Priority Africa Network. $6 2 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 2): A Local Filmmakers Showcase screening of the popular 24 Hours on Craig's List (Michael Ferris Gibson, 1925) 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, $9.50 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: The World's Fastest Indian (Roger Donaldson, New Zealand, 2005) 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy (Graham Coleman, 2005) 7:30 p.m. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005) 8:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: Duma (Carroll Ballard, South Africa, 2005) 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (April 28 - May 4): The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, U.K., 1948). See Night & Day, page 24 for more. Call for times and other films.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Melancholy hangs over the lovely, inventive fantasy The City of Lost Children (Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, France, 1995) 2, 7:15, 9:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: Rebellious Israeli punks in mohawks voice Jericho's Echo (D. Liz Nord, U.S./Israel, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: San Pedro's "avant garage" punk band We Jam Econo is memorialized in this entertaining documentary by Tim Irwin (2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Jack Nicholson swaps idenity with an arms dealer in The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, France/Spain, 1975) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

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