LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Wheels spin in Justin Lin's The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 6:15, 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.
STARTS FRIDAY: Cavite continues. Call for time and other films.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and www.bampfa.berkeley.edu for venue; 866-9559 and www.sffs.org 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 Krzysztof Kieslowski series of the films of the high-minded Polish filmmaker concludes with The Scar (1976), about a factory manager's struggles 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: More Huppert, star with Mathieu Carriere of another Jelinek novel of human psychology, Malina (Werner Schroeter, Austria, 1991; 7 p.m. ), and of Joseph Losey's drama of international finance, The Trout (France, 1982; 9:25 p.m. ).
SATURDAY: Huppert stars in one of Claude Chabrol's elegant thrillers, Merci pour le chocolat (2000; 6:30 p.m. ) and as a murderous teenager in the true story Violette Nozière (France, 1978; 8:30 p.m. ).
SUNDAY: Huppert stars as the secret wife of Louis XIV in Saint-Cyr (Patricia Mazuy, France, 2000; 3 p.m. ) and in Bertrand Tavernier's saracastic adaptation of a novel by Jim Thompson, set in a French African colony, Coup de torchon (France, 1981, 5:30 p.m. ).
TUESDAY: The Kieslowski series ends with No End (1985), made after (and reflecting popular despair after) the crackdown on the Solidarity movement 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400 and www.picturepubpizza.com for venue, (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org for Frameline 30. $5 save as noted for regular programs, $10 save as noted for Frameline.
WEDNESDAY: Frameline 30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, continues here today and Thursday. The Favor (Sofovich, Argentina) 6:30 p.m. Go West (Imamovic, Bosnia) 9:15 p.m.
THURSDAY: Frameline Last Second (Istiabudi, Indonesia) 6:30 p.m. Stray Cats (Ongkeko-Marfil, Philipines) 9:15 p.m.
TUESDAY: The free-wheeling Dennis Hopper provides us with Easy Rider (1969), screening as a benefit for Bay Area Women's Cycling. $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, www.cafilm.org. $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: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Dan Ireland, 2005) 6:30 p.m. Andy Garcia's The Lost City (2006) 7:30 p.m. Sketches of Frank Gehry (Sydney Pollack, 2006) 8:50 p.m. Water (Deepa Mehta, India, 2005) 9:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: "Full Throttle at the Rafael," a motorcycle series, continues with Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969), co-starring Hopper and genre icon Peter "Captain America" Fonda 7 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1969) and The Road to Guantanamo (Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, U.K., 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times and other films.
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Extra! Filmmaker confesses, I Am a Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com for regular programs, (925) 866-9559 and www.frameline.org for Frameline 30. $8 for regular programs, $10 for Frameline save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Banking on Heaven (Dot Reidelbach, 2005) 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Frameline 30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, continues here today through Saturday. Tonight, "Do It Yourself" (shorts by youth) 6 p.m. "Family Ties" (shorts) 8:15 p.m. Festival honoree François Ozon's Sitcom (France, 1998) 10:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Frameline Lover Other (Hammer) and shorts 6 p.m. Like a Brother (Brévire, France) 8 p.m. Criminal Lovers (Ozon, France, 1999) 10:15 p.m.
FRIDAY: Frameline FABULOUS! The Story of Queer Cinema (Ades and Klainberg) 6 p.m. "Crush" (shorts) 8:15 p.m. Ozon adapts Fassbinder in Water Drops on Burning Rocks (France, 2000) 10:30 p.m.
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