Repertory Film Listings



1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over.

THURSDAY: Join the Parkway Tribe and say hello to 2-for-1 admission to Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983) 8:30 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: IndieWIRE's series of unreleased "Undiscovered Gems" screens Four Eyed Monsters (Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, 2005), an autobiographical film by two filmmakers who paired off on a singles' Web site 6:30 p.m. The Road to Guantanamo (Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, U.K., 2006) 6:45, 8:50 p.m. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1969) 7:30 p.m. Water (Deepa Mehta, India, 2005) 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for films and times.


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 & THURSDAY: Dave Chapelle enjoys his Block Party (Michel Gondry, 2006) and you may too 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: A for Anxiety, B for Betrayal, C for V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005) 7:15, 9:55 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: Closed for Guy Fawkes Day.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Last weekend film crews gathered and shot a film, which premiered here a mere two days later as the 48 Hour Film Project 7, 9:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Don't be Banking on Heaven (Dot Reidelbach, 2005) 7 p.m. Or else be a Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons (Gandulf Hennig, Germany, 2004) 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: BAVC presents the Media That Matters Film Festival on themes of social justice, sustainability, and survival. See for more info 7, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 30-July 6): Iron Island (Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 3, 5 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): Photographer Shomei Tomatsu is profiled in Nagasaki from a 45 Degree Angle (Nami Jodai, Japan, 2002) 11 a.m. Matisse Picasso (Philippe Kohly, 2002) 2 p.m. An hour-long exposition of The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis theater, Drawing Restraint 9 (Barney, 2005). Come dressed as your favorite blob of Vaseline! 2 p.m.


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

THURSDAY (June 29): A Shelley Winters memorial series concludes with Winters as the mom who tries to save her blind daughter from Sidney Poitier in A Patch of Blue (Guy Green, 1965) noon.


2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Cavite (Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana, Philippines, 2005) 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 30-July 6): The Death of Mr Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $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 is a tribute to suave actor Ronald Colman.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ronald Colman won his Oscar for A Double Life (George Cukor, 1947; 7:30 p.m.) as an actor who takes on the characteristics of his roles. The trouble starts when he plays Othello; Shelley Winters gets to be Desdemona. Also, Colman stars as The Masquerader (Richard Wallace, 1933; 6:05, 9:25 p.m. ), as a drug-addicted MP and his clean double.

SATURDAY: Colman's last silent film, The Rescue (Herbert Brenon, 1929; 7:30 p.m. ), an adventure from a novel by Joseph Conrad, concludes the series. Dennis James at the organ. Also, The Masquerader at 9:05 p.m.


701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (June 28): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival screens a video, A Miracle in Cracow (Diana GroÓ, Poland, 2004), about an art historian trying to restore a tombstone and a book thief trying to bring his grandmother back to life. $7 7:30 p.m.

FILM NOTES Richard Conte's at an undisclosed Downtown S.F. locale! The Danger and Despair Knitting Circle continues its June series of film noirs screened on 16mm this Thursday with the amazing The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955). Don't miss this one! See for more information; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail ... CinemaLit curator Michael Fox hosts a book talk by Jim Van Buskirk, author of Celluloid San Francisco, a guide to Bay Area film locations, at the Mechanics Institute Library, 57 Post (near Market), San Francisco, on Thursday at 6 p.m. $7 admission. Call 393-0100 or see ... That same night the Alive @ 9th Street film forum series offers "Shooting American Health," a discussion of how film and video affect our health care system. The panel includes Judith Helfand (A Healthy Baby Girl), Ray Telles (The Fight in the Fields), Megan Siler (Toxic Bust) and more. The event is $5 at 7 p.m., 145 Ninth Street, S.F. See or call 552-5950. ... Register for Cinemasports, a day-long filmmaking event on July 23 with results screened that evening at the Castro Theatre, at or

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