TUESDAY (July 11): Executive director Peter Stein offers a "Sneak Previews," of offerings from the upcoming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 6:30 p.m.
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 Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania, 2005) 1:30, 4:45, 8:10 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 7-13): Hidden Blade (Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2004). 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 is a tribute to suave actor Ronald Colman.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ronald Colman seeks his Lost Horizon (Frank Capra, 1937; 7:30 p.m.) in this still potent example of Hollywood mysticism. It screens with Colman as an amnesiac in Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy, 1942; 5:10, 9:50 p.m. ), like Lost Horizon based on a novel by James Hilton.
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY: The all-star spectacular Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson, 1956) features a Colman cameo as a railway official 7:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun 2 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: Another all-star spectacular, The Story of Mankind (Irwin Allen, 1957; 7:30 p.m. ) stars Colman as the Spirit of Man as Judge Cedric Hardwicke and Vincent Price as the Devil debate humanity's merits in this revue of history featuring a wealth of bizarre cameos (Hedy Lamarr as Joan of Arc, Harpo Marx as Isaac Newton, Dennis Hopper as Napoleon). It screens with Colman as a gentleman bandit in one of his early successes, Raffles (George Fitzmaurice, 1930; 6:05, 9:30 p.m. ).
UNION SQUARE PARK
SATURDAY (July 8): S.F. native W.R. Hearst would not be pleased to see Citizen Kane (1941) still on display, let alone in his backyard. But then it's really about Welles, isn't it? BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged 8 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 6): "Too Scary for DVD," a new series of rare, 35mm horror films, screens Dario Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Italy, 1971), about a drummer pursued by a man he stabs and kills ... he thinks 7, 9:15 p.m.
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