PARKWAY 1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over. >
TUESDAY (Aug. 8): That illegal Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) screens as a fundraiser for the Chiapas Support Committee health care project in "our Zapatista Sister City" San Manueal Chiapas. Organizers ask "Do you know what the Zapatista struggle has to do with the current immigration debate?" and offer prizes for the best Alien costume. $7 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
RAFAEL FILM CENTER 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: Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) 6:30, 9:15 p.m. The Oh in Ohio (Deborah Scranton, 2006) 7, 9 p.m. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Dan Ireland, 2005) 6:15 p.m. Three Times (Hou Hsaio Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) 8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: The Sundance Institute Art House Project continues its retrospective of its independent films with Rob Nilsson's Heat and Sunlight (1988), with Nilsson undergoing a breakup with dancer Consuelo Faust. Nilsson in person 7 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, U.K., 2005). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.
FRIDAY: Filmmaking titan Roberto Rossellini's centennial is marked with this screening of his wonderful St. Francis biopic The Flowers of St. Francis (Italy, 1950) and daughter Isabella's tribute My Dad is 100 Years Old (Guy Maddin, Canada, 2005) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: The 26th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screens here this weekend. Two Yiddish-language films, The Living Orphan (Jospeh Seiden, 1939) and A Cantor on Trial (Sidney Goldin, 1931) noon 51 Birch Street (Block) 2:15 p.m. Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School (Fayngold) 4:30 p.m. Four Weeks in June (Meyer, Sweden) 6:45 p.m. Free Zone (Gitai, Israel) 9:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: Jewish Film Festival Forgiving Dr. Mengele (Hercules and Pugh) noon. The expulsion of settlers from the Gaza Strip is documented in Yoav Shamir's documentary 5 Days (Israel) 2 p.m. Sisai (Gavro, Israel), followed by panel discussion on Jews of color 4:15 p.m. Live and Become (Mihaileanu, Belgium) 6 p.m. An interesting look at modern multi-culti Israel, What a Wonderful Place (Halfon, Israel) 9 p.m.
MONDAY: The Jewish Film Festival closes with two good films: the philosophical La Petite Jerusalem (Albou, France) 6:30 p.m. Local Call! (Joffe, France) 10 p.m.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 5-7): Rossellini The Flowers of St. Francis with My Dad is 100 Years Old 7 p.m.
RED VIC 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.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.
RODA THEATRE Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison (near Shattuck), (510) 647-2949; (925) 225-9490 and www.sfjff.org for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. $11 save as noted. This legit theater hosts the 26th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
WEDNESDAY: The SF Jewish Film Festival continues here with 51 Birch Street (Block) 2 p.m. From Shtetl to Swing (Rousso-Lenoir, France) 4 p.m. Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (Katzir, Israel) 6:30 p.m. Four Weeks in June (Meyer, Sweden) 9:15 p.m.
THURSDAY: Jewish Film Festival A highly praised Whisky (Rebella and Stoll, Argentina) 2 p.m. Two Yiddish-language films, The Living Orphan (Jospeh Seiden, 1939) and A Cantor on Trial (Sidney Goldin, 1931) 4:15 p.m. Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (Mock) 6:30 p.m. "S, M, L, XL, All Styles" (shorts) 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: Jewish Film Festival "True to Life", a program of shorts by teens from the Israeli town of Ramla noon. Shadya (Westler) and First Lesson in Peace (Honig, Israel) 2:30 a.m. Festival honoree Amos Gitai's House (Israel, 1980) 5 p.m. Two good films close the festival here A philosophy student in Paris' La Petite Jerusalem (Albou, France) 7:15 p.m. Local Call! (Joffe, France) 10 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER 3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The work of the Peruvian Truth Commission uncovers a State of Fear (Pamela Yates, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 3, 5 p.m. On Screen 2, Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) 7 p.m. Three Times (Hou Hsiao Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) 9:20 p.m. Separate admission.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 4-10): On Native Soil (Linda Ellman, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Aug. 5): Crash Cabaret, a new monthly midnight series "where queers collide" offers a program of music, video, dance and theater, Villains, Vixens and Vicarious Virgins" featuring a "tranimation" video by Dylan Vade. $10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item(s)midnight
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTKoret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.
Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city