SATURDAY: Two anti-fascist dramas directed by Frank Borzage, Three Comrades (1938; 6:30 p.m. ) and The Mortal Storm (1940; 8:30 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.
THURSDAY (Aug. 17): The 29th anniversary of Elvis' "disappearance" is marked with a screening of Clambake (Arthur Nadel, 1967), with the King switching places with a water ski instructor ... maybe that's what really happened. Live rockabilly by Cari Lee and the Saddle-Ites. $7 9:15 p.m.
SATURDAY: Black in the Life, the Bay Area Black Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Film Festival, screens a program of Shorts, including Kenya Briggs' Forgiven and Lizette Vila Espina's Sexualidad. See www.bbitl.net for more. $8 3 p.m.
SUNDAY: Black in the Life A Shorts program includes Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan (Tina Mabry). $8 2 p.m. A gay man confronts his traditional Southern family in Maurice Jamal's Dirty Laundry. $8 5 p.m.
TUESDAY (Aug. 22): Richard Donner's kid adventure The Goonies (1985) screens as a benefit for the National AIDS Marathon Training Program. $7 9:15 p.m.
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: Conversations With Other Women (Hans Canosa, 2005) 6:45, 8:45 p.m. The Dogwalker (Jacques Thelemaque, 2006) 7, 9 p.m. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Dan Ireland, 2005) 6:15 p.m. The Oh in Ohio (Deborah Scranton, 2006) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Darshan, the Embrace (Jan Kounen, France, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.
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.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: John Hillcoat's excellent Australian western The Proposition (2005), with Guy Pierce as an outlaw trapped between an insane law and a crazier brother7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: The plight of Indian women, 1938, as seen in Deepa Mehta's Water (India, 2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Monica Haim's Awake Zion (2005) looks at the links between Judaism and Rasta. Filmmaker in person 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
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) 6:15, 8, 9:35 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:15 p.m. . On screen 2, Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) 9:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Darshan, the Embrace (Jan Kounen, France, 2005). See Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. . Call for programming for screen 2.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius (Karen Thomas, 1999) 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. 17): An opera series screens Rossini's Barber of Seville in the 1988 Cologne City Opera production, most likely sans Woody Woodpecker lathering up Wally Walrus (the version I remember best) noon.
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: The Bridesmaid (Claude Chabrol, France, 2004) 1, 3:45, 7:25, 9:55 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 18-24): Lower City (Sérgio Machado, Brazil, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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 dude ranch musical Girl Crazy (Norman Taurog, 1943; 7:30 p.m.), screening with Listen, Darling (Edward L. Marin, 1938; 6:05, 9:40 p.m. ), with Freddie Bartholomew and Garland trying to land their mother (Mary Astor) a husband (Walter Pidgeon).
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Gary Cooper finds Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, 1957; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:30 p.m. ) with Audrey Hepburn in Billy Wilder's poignant comedy. It screens with the Puritanical by comparison High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952; 5:55, 9:55 p.m. ).
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