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.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Clean (Olivier Assayas, Canada/France, 2004) 1:45, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 2-8): The Puffy Chair (Jay Duplass, 2006). 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 spring's series includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Judge Ronald Colman must decide the fate of fugitive Cary Grant in Talk of the Town (George Stevens, 1942; 7:30 p.m.) and then goes Lucky Partners (Lewis Milestone, 1940; 5:40, 9:40 p.m. ) on a lottery ticket and Platonic honeymoon with Ginger Rogers.
SATURDAY:Talk of the Town 9:25 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Colman wants to irrigate the desert in a silent western, The Winning of Barbara Worth (Henry King, 1926), with Gary Cooper his rival for Vilma Banky. Live organ accompaniment by Clark Wilson Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Minnelli's melodrama of runaway film production in Italy, Two Weeks in Another Town (1962; 7:30 p.m. ), screens with the charming domestic comedy The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963; 5:20, 9:30 p.m. ). Ronnie Howard is very good as the film's little boy still the highpoint of his contribution to film history.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
601 Columbus (at Union), 465-3456, www.sfntf.org for venue, www.filmnight.org for series. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers present "Film Night In the Park" on a giant outdoor screen. Free.
SATURDAY (June 3): Robin Williams as you've never seen him before! Actually, yes you have, ‘cause you probably saw Mrs. Doubtfire back in 1993. Shot in this park's immediate area by local boy Chris Columbus. BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged. Shorts by local filmmakers, followed by feature, all starting at 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (May 31): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival presents The Ritchie Boys (Christian Bauer, 2004), about young men who'd fled Nazi Germany and returned there in U.S. uniforms, trained in intelligence and psychological warfare at Maryland's Camp Ritchie. $7 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 4): A S. F. Cinematheque screening of a program of films by experimental film veteran Dominic Angerame, "Public Spaces, Personal Eye" 7:30 p.m.
The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle resumes its series of film noirs screened at an undisclosed downtown S.F. locale with a 16mm rarity, New York Confidential (Russell Rouse, 1955), first of a June-long Richard Conte series.
See www.noirfilm.org for more information; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.... The El Rio at 3158 Mission hosts a fundraiser for the documentary The Believers, about the Transcendence Gospel Choir of San Francisco, on Thursday June 1 from 5-9 p.m. ($10-$20 sliding scale). See www.elriosf.com for more.
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