FRIDAY (Aug. 11): Local novelist and screenwriter James Dalessandro presents his documentary expose about the 1906 earthquake. The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (2006) 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 continues with Francesco Rosi's drama of an anti-fascist exiled to a small town, Christ Stopped at Eboli (Italy, 1979), with the great Gian Maria Volonté 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.
THURSDAY: "Beyond Bollywood," a series of recent Indian films, screens a drama of a woman trained to be a suicide bomber, The Terrorist (Santosh Sivan, 1999) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Frank Borzage's Man's Castle (1933) finds vagabond tough Spencer Tracy redeeming himself for the love of Loretta Young 7 p.m. Kenji Mizoguchi's Sisters of the Gion (Japan, 1936) strips away the glamor of the geisha world in a nice corrective to its recent popularization 8:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: A Frank Borzage series screens a commendable anti-war allegory acted out with children, No Greater Glory (1934; 6:30 p.m. ), screening with a drama of surivival in the German 1920s, Little Man, What Now? (1934; 8:10 p.m. ).
SUNDAY: A pre-stardom Gaynor is featured in two-hour-long silent films, the disaster epic The Johnstown Flood (Irving Cummings, 1926) and John Ford's Irish-set horse-racing tale The Shamrock Handicap (1926). Judith Rosenberg on piano 5:30 p.m.
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. >
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.
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: Filmmaking titan Roberto Rossellini's centennial is marked with a 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. Also screening are Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, U.K., 2005) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) 9:10 p.m. The Oh in Ohio (Deborah Scranton, 2006) 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Dan Ireland, 2005) 6:15 p.m.
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.
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: Favela Rising (Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary, Brazil / U.S., 2005). Good film! See Opening for review Wed 6:15, 8, 9:35 p.m.; Thurs 9:35 p.m. . On screen 2, the work of the Peruvian Truth Commission uncovers a State of Fear (Pamela Yates, 2005) 7, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY: The SF Shorts Festival plays here today. See www.sfshorts.com and "Night & Day" page TK for more. Documentary Program 3 p.m. Pioneering Program 5 p.m. Comedy Program 7:15 p.m. Program 4 9:45 p.m. On screen 2, Program 3 1:30 p.m. Program 1 3:30 p.m. Program 2 5:30 p.m. Program 3 7:30 p.m. Pioneering Program 9:30 p.m. All programs $9.
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 12-17): Favela Rising 6:15, 8, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:15 p.m. . Call for programming for screen 2.
SAN FRANCISCO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555. A Frameline at The Center series offers a monthly program. Free.
THURSSDAY (Aug. 10): DIY: New Youth Films screens eight productions made over the past year by Bay Area teens at the Frameline Youth Filmmaker Workshop. Titles include Where Have You Been All This Time? and Do You Get It Yet?. Filmmakers in person 7:30 p.m.
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