Repertory Film Listings

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! Free 2 p.m.; also Thurs 6:15 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us. A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

THURSDAY (Aug. 3): An opera series screens Johann Strauss' Die Fledermnaus in the 1990 Royal Opera production, featuring Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne and a farewell performance from Dame Joan Sutherland noon.

SATURDAY (Aug. 5): A Local Filmmakers' Showcase screening of stereotype-challenging films by local Latino youth. For ages 13 up. Filmmakers in person for Q&A 1 p.m.


SHATTUCK 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: Azumi (Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 2003) 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 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.


STANFORD 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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney series continues with the "let's put on a show" musical Babes in Arms (Busby Berkeley, 1939; 7:30 p.m.), screening with Garland looking on jealously as Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (George Seitz, 1940; 5:50, 9:20 p.m. ).

FRIDAY: G.W. Pabst's "other" vehicle for the incredible Louise Brooks, Diary of a Lost Girl (Germany, 1929), with a live organ score by Dennis James 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Alfred Hitchcock's first American film, the Gothic Rebecca (1940; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:05 p.m. ) screens with the slier, far more characteristic Strangers on a Train (1951; 5:35, 10 p.m. ).

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 1-3): Judy Garland sings "Dear Mr. Gable" in the multi-star revue Broadway Melody of 1938 (Roy Del Ruth, 1937; 7:30 p.m. ), screening with Babes on Broadway (Berkeley, 1941; 5:20, 9:40 p.m. ), with Rooney imitating Carmen Miranda and Garland singing "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones."


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

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 2): GreenCine presents a 16mm print of Jim Finn's Interkosmos (2006), a mock-documentary of the East German plan to colonize the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, cobbled together from Eastern European science fiction films and the like. Filmmaker in person. $7 7:30 p.m.

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