Repertory Film Listings

1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: American Hardcore (Paul Rachman, 2006) 7:30, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $10 suggested donation. This cultural asset of long standing continues a weekly film series. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (Oct. 20): A "Classico Italiano" series screens A Special Day (Ettore Scola, 1977), with Marcello Mastroianni as a gay man seeking shelter from frumpy housewife Sophia Loren. (Hey! It's called acting!) 6:30 p.m.

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The S.F. premiere of Santo Domingo Blues (Alex Wolfe, 2003), all about Dominican guitarist and Bachata (guitar blues) musician Luis Vargas 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY: Richard Linklater's rotoscoped, hand-painted Waking Life (2001) looks forward to the director's recent adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, complete to its discussion of that writer 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: Another outstanding animated feature, Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville (France, 2003). Love the triplets, love the dog 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: The still topical terrorist thriller The Battle of Algiers (Algeria/Italy, 1966), by the recently deceased Gillo Pontecorvo 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Dylan Avery's Loose Change (2006) argues 9/11 was planned by the U.S. government, which seems unlikely given the manifest incompetence of same 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani, France/Georgia, 2005) 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m. On screen 2, the Pixies rock loudQUIETloud (Steven Cantor, 2006) 6:15, 9:40 p.m. Calvaire (The Ordeal, Fabrice Du Welz,. Belgium, 2004) 8 p.m.

FRIDAY: As the chef puts it, I Like Killing Flies (Matt Mahurin, 2006). See Opening for review 6:15 , 8, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.

SUNDAY: The 9th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival screens here. See for more.

Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted; SFIAS screenings, Thursday through Sunday, are $11 and do not include museum admission.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991)4 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 18): ITVS Community Cinema and KQED screening the new documentary Democracy on Deadline (2006), about the fate of working journalists around a difficult world. A panel discussion includes this paper's A.C. Thompson, co-author of the book Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights. Free 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Oct. 19): Disability Awareness Month is marked with a screening of films from the 2006 Superfest International Disability Film Festival, including Braindamaj'd...Take II (Canada) and I'm Spazticus (U.K.) noon.

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

WEDNESDAY: California Newsreel and the Museum of the African Diaspora present All About Darfur (Taghreed Elsanhouri, 2005), a video made by a Sudanese returning home 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A new print of Dennis Hopper's anti-western (and anti-narrative feature film) The Last Movie (1971), reluctantly released by a baffled Universal in 1971. It starts off as a well-written and acted film about the filmmaking process, and then digresses into entropy as slates start coming up that say "Scene Missing." Worth seeing in all its audacious, self-destructive glory 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: S.F. Cinematheque screens "Thread, Flame and Flicker," a program of 16 mm films that have been re-sewn and hand-processed by local filmmakers Angelina Krahn and Tomonari Nishikawa 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A program of contemporary dance from Israel includes work from the Batsheva Dance Company, including a video, Boobies, of a performance. $7 7:30 p.m.

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