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: The Puffy Chair (Jay Duplass, 2006) 2:40, 5:05, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 9-15): The King (James Marsh, 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: It's a far far better thing that Ronald Colman does than he has ever done before, starring in A Tale of Two Cities (Jack Conway, 1935; 7:30 p.m.) and then as The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (Stephen Roberts, 1935; 6:10, 9:45 p.m. ).
SATURDAY:A Tale of Two Cities 10:05 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Dorothy and Lillian Gish star in the Renaissance-era drama Romola (Henry King, 1926), with Ronald Colman, William Powell, and Herbert Grimwood as Savonarola. Live organ accompaniment by Dennis James Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Rev. Richard Burton is threatened by free spirit Elizabeth Taylor in Minnelli's undeservedly mocked melodrama The Sandpiper (1965; 7:30 p.m. ), which was reviewed four decades ago as an event rather than a movie. It screens with a very funny domestic comedy starring two equally famous celebrities, The Long, Long Trailer (1954; 5:35, 9:40 p.m. ). Lucille Ball is a demented honeymooner on the road with Desi Arnaz, determined to collect souvenir rocks from every scenic viewpoint in America.
WEDNESDAY (June 7): Video site Green Cine presents a 16mm print of And Hope to Die (René Clément, Canada, 1972), a thriller with a bilingual cast of Robert Ryan, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Aldo Ray and Emmanuelle Béart. $7 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (June 11): S. F. Cinematheque presents a program of devoted to the mysterious Weldon Kees, "Kees Kino," commemorating the film work of the aesthete who vanished 51 years ago 7:30 p.m.
Richard Conte's at an undisclosed downtown S.F. locale! The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its June series of film noirs this Thursday with Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak, 1948). Victor Mature and Conte are childhood pals. One becomes a gangster, one goes straight. See www.noirfilm.org for more information; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com.
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