SATURDAY: Global Lens Global Shorts 2 p.m. Thirst (Tawfik Abu Wael, Palestine, 2004) 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Global Lens The Night of Truth noon
TUESDAY: Global Lens The Night of Truth noon
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $9 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The true tale of Harlem's Silver Belles, the very entertaining Been Rich All My Life (Heather MacDonald, 2005) 6:30 p.m. He doesn't dance, but he can sing Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man (Lian Lunson, 2006) 8:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for films and times..
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Two Drifters (João Pedro Rodrigues, Brazil, 2005) 7:30, 9:45 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.
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: A "Mechanical Age" film series continues with a free screening of the early science fiction adventure The Mechanical Man (Andre Deed, Italy, 1921), plus Eugene Deslaw's experimental shorts March of the Machines (1929) and Robots (1930) 5:30 p.m. A Syrian film series opens with a program of Syrian Short Films 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: New prints of Carol Reed's drama of a small boy and others, The Fallen Idol (U.K., 1948; 7 p.m. ) and a cowboy novelist and others, The Third Man (U.K., 1949; 8:55 p.m. ), both sourced in Graham Greene.
SUNDAY: A "Mechanical Age" program of Charley Bowers: Dream Machines, the bizarre comedies of a Keatonesque tinkerer, including Egged On (Bowers and H.L. Muller, 1926) 3 p.m. Johnny Depp is Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands (1988), sporting a costume that may be revisited in the forthcoming Burton-Depp Sweeney Todd 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Two by Abraham Ravetts, Lunch with Fela (2005), a mix of animation and documentary about the death of Ravetts' mother, and The March (1999), a record of her discussing her participation in the 1945 evacuation of Auschwitz 7:30 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.
901 Gilman (at 7th Street), Berkeley, (510) 528-9880, www.epicarts.org/cinema for more information. This brewery offers food, drink and a summer film series. BYO seats. All proceeds to a local charity. $5 suggested donation.
SATURDAY (Sept. 9): A disturbing spy thriller, not a beery romp, sorry! Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Gates open 7 p.m. Live music 7:30 p.m. Film at 8:30 p.m.
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: Dark Water Rising (Mick Shiley, 2006), a new documentary about Katrina animal rescues 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Darshan, the Embrace (Jan Kounen, France, 2005) 6:30 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Three Dollars (Robert Connolly, Australia, 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.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Takashi Miike's fantasy The Great Yokai War (Japan, 2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien's history lesson Three Times (2005) 7, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat 2 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Björk and Matthew Barney go whaling in the art movie and then some Drawing Restraint 9 (Barney, 2005) 8 p.m.; also Sun 2, 5 p.m.
TUESDAY: "Showtime," a program of the year's best SFSU student films 7, 9:30 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8 save as noted for regular films, $10 save as noted for Arab Film Festival. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Gabrielle (Patrice Chéreau, France 2005) 7, 8:50 p.m. 7:15, 9 p.m. What happens when art is Stolen (Rebecca Dreyfus, 2005) 6:15, 8, 9:40 p.m.
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