Repertory Film

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 14-20): Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Faith Akin, Germany/Turkey, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and, $8, second show $2. 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.


THURSDAY: "Beyond Bollywood," a series of recent Indian films, screens John and Jane Toll-Free (Ashim Ahluwalia, 2005), a documentary about Indian telemarketers who pass as Midwesterners 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Romanian health care — worse than America's? The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania, 2005) 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: The morphing architecture of Catalonia' master builder is on display in both Hiroshi Teshigahara's documentary Antonio Gaudí (Japan, 1985; 6:30 p.m. ) and Michelangelo Antonioni's well-travelled The Passenger (1975; 8:10 p.m. ).

SUNDAY: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: A largely improvised film about a teen who takes off right after a birthday in Thirteen (David Williams, 1997). Filmmaker in person 7:30 p.m.


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: A Thrillville screening of The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (Anthony Lanza, 1971) plus live music by Apocalypso Now. $7 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (July 16): Your U.S. Representative in person for Barbara Lee's Birthday Party , featuring a short video tribute. Free 5 p.m.

TUESDAY (July 18): Yes, that's Molly Ringwald, Pretty in Pink (Howard Deutch, 1985), for a benefit for the Human Rights Watch Young Advocates. $7 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.


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 THROUGH SATURDAY: The S.F. premiere of Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary (Tracey Flannigan, 2006), about the dyke punk rock band, with band members in person Saturday evening 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.; Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Bernardo Bertolucci's hard look at fascism, Venetian blinds, and modernist architecture, The Conformist (Italy, 1970) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (July 18 & 19): Volunteers seek to protect mountain antelope in Mountain Patrol (Chuan Le, China, 200) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


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: Three Times (Hou Hsaio Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: District B-13 (Pierre Morel, France, 2005) 7 p.m. Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons (Gandulf Hennig, Germany, 2004) 8:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: The International Working Class Film & Video Festival screens four 2006 premieres, The Mission (Video 48, Israel), Meeting Face to Face: The Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour (Jonathan Levin), Go Forward, the Iraqi Freedom Congress (Osamu Kimura and Mabui Cine Coop, Japan) and The Mall (Yonatan Ben Efrat and Video 48, Israel). $5 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 14-20): Look Both Ways (Sarah Watt, Australia, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:45 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.

THURSDAY (July 13): In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, a documentary on spot-lit artist Matthew Barney: No Restraint (Alison Chernick, 2005) 6:30 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 (July 20): A Reel Patriotism series finds that James Cagney, not at the time a registered Republican, is the true Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1942) 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: Hidden Blade (Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2004) 2:10, 5, 8:10 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 14-20): Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Faith Akin, Germany/Turkey, 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 & THURSDAY: An 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. ).

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