Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation.

WEDNESDAY (May 3): An award winning French documentary, Les mauvais garons (Carr Brown, P. Bourgeois and P. Bodet, 2004), a record of a year in the life of Creil, the "sixth most violent city in France" 7 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (May 4): International ANSWER screensVoces Inocentes (Innocent Lies, Luis Mendoki, Mexico, 2004), a dramatization of screenwriter Oscar Torres's childhood in 1980s El Salvador. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (May 6): A program of live music includes a Theremin demonstration, an interactive cell-phone symphony, and film clips of such greats as Spike Jones, Gene Simmons and the Punk Rock Orchestra. See for more info 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 9): The "mother of all gory kung-fu flicks,"The Story of Ricky (Lik wong, Ngai Kai Lam, Hong Kong, 1991), finds an angry man adrift in a futuristic prison with only his fists to protect him. $3 8 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Two women fight for justice inSisters-in-Law (Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi, Cameroon, 2005) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m. On the Balboa's second screen, a double-bill ofI Am A Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi, 2005; 2:05, 5:40, 9:15 p.m. ) and Kekexili Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, China, 2004; 12:20, 3:55, 7:30 p.m. ).

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 5-11):Rang de Basanti (Rakeysh Mehra, India, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


1598 Custer Ave. (near Third and Evans), for venue, for event. This "industrial-fabulous Bayshore district" landmark hosts this free, all-day event.

SATURDAY (April 29): SF IndieFest presents "A Mighty Ruckus at Islais Creek", a music and film festival featuring 12 bands on two stages, rock posters, a DJ lounge, a custom car show, and films in a special screening room. All welcome 2-10 p.m.


2100 Bridgeway (at Spring), Sausalito, 332-3871 for venue, 381-4123 and for the event-sponsoring Tiburon Film Society. Free.

FRIDAY (May 5): Grace Shafir'sChampions on Wheels (2005) tells of five young people who suddenly find themselves in wheelchairs 1 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,; 866-9559 and for the San Francisco International Film Festival. $9 save as noted; $11 save as noted for SFIFF programs (Wednesday through Friday). 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.

WEDNESDAY: A Stanley Kubrick series concludes with the posthumous Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 1:30, 4:45, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY: It's Closing Night of the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, featuring Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion (2006; 7 p.m. ) followed by a Closing Night Party at Mezzanie (444 Jessie Street). Film only $20, film and party $75.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 5-11):A Year Without Love (Anahi Berneri, Spain, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.


2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, for venue; for this series. This gemlike box is one of the city's last remaining single screens.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (May 5 & 6): An "8 Tales" midnight movie series screening of the original sunken boat tale The Poseidon Adventure (Ronald Neame, 1972). $7 midnight.


411-A Coloma (at Bridgeway), Sausalito, 332-3323 for venue, 381-4123 for the event-sponsoring Tiburon Film Society.

FRIDAY (April 7): Bye Bye Havana (J. Michael Seyfert, Germany/Cuba), a "stream of conscience documentary" with music by X Alfonso, Free Hole Negro, Roberto Carcasses, and Telmary. $8 7 p.m. .


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, 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.

NIGHTLY: Federico Fellini exposes the sour side of the sweet life in La Dolce Vita (Italy, 1959), screening through May 28 "Starts at dusk."


3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200 and for venue. This popular center offers a wide-range of programs, many of them film-oriented. Free, but you must call 292-1233 for reservations to this program.

MONDAY (May 8): "FreudFest," marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of psychoanalysis, is commemorated here by "Cinema on the Couch", a four-film retrospective. Tonight, in Gallantar Hall, parts 3 and 4 of British documentarian Adam Curtis' investigation of Freud's use in advertising, culture and politics,The Century of the Self (U.K., 2002) 7 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 9): In Kanbar Hall, Herbert Ross' enjoyable meet-up of Freud and Sherlock Holmes,The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976). Introduction and post-film discussion will be led by Peter L. Stein, Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 7 p.m.

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