Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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BALBOA 3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A double-bill of Robert Altman's last (?) feature, A Prairie Home Companion (2006; 1:25, 5:10, 8:55 p.m. ) and Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman, 2006; 3:25, 7:10 p.m. ). In Theatre 2, a double bill of Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006; 4:10, 9:10 p.m. ) and Cars (John Lasseter and Joe Ranft, 2006; 2, 7 p.m. ).

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


BAY MODEL 2100 Bridgeway (at Spring), Sausalito, 332-3871 for venue, 381-4123 and www.tiburonfilmfestival.com for the event-sponsoring Tiburon Film Society. Free.

THURSDAY (Aug. 3): The Last Cowboy (Jon Alpert, 2005), filmed over 24 years, follows the life of a real American cowboy as the years roll on 6 p.m.


BRIDGE 3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, www.peacheschrist.com for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings, a "Midnight Mass" every Saturday this summer, hosted by Peaches Christ. $12.

SATURDAY (Aug. 5): Midnight Mass — Paul Bartel may not have predicted the future of vehicular traffic in his Deathrace 2000 (1975), but he did nail the content of future videogames with its story of a death-dealing cross-country race. The film's Calamity Jane (Mary Woronov) in person for a Q &A midnight.


CASTRO 429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com (925) 275-9490 and www.sfjff.org for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. $10 save as noted for regular programs, $11 save as noted for the Jewish Film Festival. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Gee, Officer Krupke! Sing-A-Long West Side Story offers you a chance to warble "Maria" and make like a Jet in this super-titled screening of the 1960 Robert Wise-Jerome Robbins musical 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 4-10): Another Gay Movie (Todd Stephens, 2006). See Opening for review. Stephens and cast members in person at Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. screenings 12:30, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:30 p.m.


COBALT SUN STUDIO 411-A Coloma (at Bridgeway), Sausalito, 332-3323 for venue, 381-4123 for the event-sponsoring Tiburon Film Society.

FRIDAY (Aug. 4): Two generations of Moroccan singers meet in Amsterdam in the person of the legendary Najat Aatabou and four younger singers in Morocco Swings (Barbara pine Uyl, Morocco/Netherlands). $8 7 p.m. .


FOREIGN CINEMA 2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.

DAILY: Any year, we have since discovered, living with Mel Gibson is a Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, Australia, 1982). Through Aug. 27 "Starts at dusk."


LUMIERE 1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Azumi (Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 2003) 2, 5, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 4-10): Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, U.K., 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 464-4640, www.mills.edu/museum. Free.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: "Love and Betrayal" screens five films drawn from five decades of Bollywood cinema, all Indian film classics, playing continuously in five separate screening rooms: Mr. and Mrs. 55 (Guru Dutt, 1955), Guide (Vijay Anand, 1965), Dostana (Raj Khosla, 1980), Henna (Randhir Kapoor, 1991) and Lajja (Rajkumar Santoshi, 2001). Through Aug. 6. Screenings run 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO Fort Mason, Building C, 643-2200 and www.museoitaloamericano.org for information on this program. Reservation required. $5.

TUESDAY (Aug. 8): A "Tuesday Night at the Movies" series resumes with Luchino Visconti's masterpiece Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, Italy, 1963), with Burt Lancaster as an aging aristocrat 8 p.m.


PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and www.bampfa.berkeley.edu, $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.

WEDNESDAY: A Janet Gaynor series continues with The Farmer Takes a Wife (Victor Fleming, 1935), with Henry Fonda in his screen debut in a love story set on a river barge 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A free screening of Frank Borzage's splendid late silent film The River (1929), a reconstruction of a pastorale still missing two of its seven reels 5:30 p.m. "Beyond Bollywood," a series of recent Indian films, screens a documentary, City of Photos (Murali Nair, 1999), a look inside neighborhood photo shops 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Janet Gaynor double bill of two romantic dramas, Small Town Girl (William Wellman, 1936; 7 p.m. ) and Ladies in Love (Edward H. Griffith, 1936; 8:50 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: A Frank Borzage series screens the charming silent Lazybones (1925; 6:30 p.m. ), with Buck Jones as a layabout who adopts an abandoned child, followed by Janet Gaynor in the first version of A Star is Born (Wellman, 1937; 8:30 p.m. ), with Frederic March as her Mr. Norman Maine.

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