Repertory Film Listings


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Beauty Academy of Kabul (Liz Mermin, U.K., 2004) 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:40 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 12-18): Take My Eyes (Icar Bollan, Spain, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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 (May 11): A Thrillville screening of a "South of the Border Sickie," Night of the Bloody Apes (Mexico, 1969), featuring gorilla brain transplants, female masked wrestling bouts, and more. Plus a live performance by the "guerilla burlesque" troupe Diamond Daggers and "that swingin' simian," Gorilla X 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY (May 13): Good Vibes commemorates National Masturbation Month with Dr. Betty Dodson in person with her film Orgasmic Women: 13 Selfloving Divas (2005). See for more. $7 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 16): It's Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985), screening as a benefit for the volunteer organization Hands On Bay Area. $7 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: Water (Deepa Mehta, India, 2005) 6:30, 9 p.m. The Promise (Chen Kaige, China, 2006) 6:45, 9:10 p.m. The Beauty Academy of Kabul (Liz Mermin) 7, 8:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: All three features continue; call for times.

SUNDAY (May 14): Beyond Borders, and International Family Film series, screens Mitra Sen's Just a Little Red Dot, a short film about accepting differences that screens with similar films from Columbia, Guatemala, Sweden, and Scotland. Earphones provided for live translation. Ages 8 up 4 p.m.


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: Felicity Huffman flies the American way in Transamerica (Duncan Tucker, 2005) 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: A young, HIV-positive mother struggles to raise a family in the South African film Yesterday (Darrell Roodt, 2005), screening as a benefit for IDEX (International Development Exchange). $15-$50 donation recommended. Reception 6:30 p.m. Film 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Ang Lee climbs the highest Brokeback Mountain (2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Twenty high-risk Baltimore kids are sent to the Baraka School in Kenya in the documentary The Boys of Baraka (Heidi Ewing and Rachal Gray, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (May 16 & 17): A mysterious videotape appears on a happy family's doorstep in Michael Haneke's Caché (France, 2005) 7, 9:25 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and for regular programs, for S.F. DocFest (starting Friday). $8 for regular programs, $10 for S.F. DocFest. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this reconstituted affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: On Screen One, Working Man's Death (Michael Glawogger, U.K., 2006) 7 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Game 6 (Michael Hoffman, 2006) 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 4:30 p.m. Separate admission.

WEDNESDAY: On Screen Two, "The Edge of Identity," a week long presentation of New College's Graduate Psychology program, takes on the topic of slavery with Sankofa (Haile Gerima, Burkina Faso, 1993) 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: "The Edge" comes to an end with segments drawn from Bill Moyers' interviews with myth scholar Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (1988), with discussions to follow 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for Screen One programs.

FRIDAY: On Screen Two, DocFest, the 5th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival, opens with Class Act (Sackner) 5 p.m. The Treasures of Long Gone John (Gibbs) 7 p.m. Diameter of a Bomb (Silver and Quigley) 9 p.m.

MONDAY: DocFest — Class Act 7 p.m. Diameter of a Bomb 9 p.m.

TUESDAY: DocFest — Letters From the Other Side (Courtney) 7 p.m. Muskrat Lovely (Nicholson) 9 p.m.


1800 Market (at Octa via), 865-5555; for this program. "Frameline at the Center," a free monthly film series, continues.

THURSDAY (May 11): "Not your average group of butch lesbians, the six dykes portrayed in this engaging coming-of-age documentary live by their own code of ethics — those of" The Aggressives (Daniel Peddle, 2005). Co-presented by Butch-Femme Socials of San Francisco & Oakland 7:30 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): "Early Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915" 2 p.m. American Masters: Alexander Calder (Roger Sherman, 1998) 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7:30 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

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