145 Ninth St. (between Mission and Howard), First Floor, 552-5950, www.ninthstreet.org. $8.
THURSDAY (Nov. 9): Sound and image artists Loren Chasse and Keith Evans present a "handcrafted multi-media event," "Neither Here Nor There," with spectators entering a performance space and then seeing images projected from archaic apparatuses 7:30 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: A program of New Work from veteran experimental filmmaker Gunvor Nelson includes New Evidence (2006) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A festival of new 35 mm prints from classics film distributor Janus Films screens Roman Polanski's early tip of his mitt toward his Darwinian ethics, the power struggle Knife in the Water (Poland, 1962; 7 p.m.), screening with a Spanish critique of its upper class, Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955; 9 p.m.).
SATURDAY: Buster Keaton's build-it-yourself short comedy One Week (Keaton and Eddie Cline, 1920) and his Civil War classic The General (Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1926) comprise a can't miss family matinee 2 p.m. A Jacques Rivette series screens his version of the Bront classic Wuthering Heights (France, 1985; 6:30 p.m.), with a film about a love triangle, Love on the Ground (France, 1984; 9 p.m.), with the characters played by Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Birkin named Charlotte and Emily, just like the Bront sisters.
SUNDAY: Janus Two Scandinavian enounters with the Eternal, Carl Dreyer's witch hunt drama Day of Wrath (Denmark, 1943; 3 p.m.) and Ingmar Bergman's chess match with Death, The Seventh Seal (Sweden, 1957; 5 p.m.).
TUESDAY: Attention, Deadwood fans the letters of the real "Calamity Jane" Canary to her daughter form the soundtrack to Gunvor Nelson's 50-minute assemblage of footage of her own family, Red Shift (1984), screening with two Nelson portraits of her young daughter, and dying mother 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (Nov. 10): This gallery and the Armenian Film Festival presents "An Evening of Experimental Films" by women, featuring Stone, Time, Touch (Gariné Torossian) and Pinched Cheeks and Slurs in a Language That Avoids Her ( Tina Bastajian) 7:30 p.m.
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.
THURSDAY: Isuma The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Cohn and Kunuk) 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A young man expects to die on his 25th birthday in Expiration Date (Stevenson) 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.parkway-speakeasy.com. $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over.
TUESDAY: The drag "Beautyshop Quartet" the Kinsey Sicks defends their decision to go-go conservative, I Wanna Be a Republican (Ken Bielenberg, 2004) 9:15 p.m.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): Barely Legal's live presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975). $6.
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 & THURSDAY: Milarepa (Neten Chokling, Bhutan, 2006) 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Jonestown: The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple (Stanley Nelson, 2006) 6:45, 9 p.m. Root of All Evil? (Russell Barnes, U.K., 2006) 7 p.m. Death of a President (Gabriel Range, U.K., 2006) 9:15 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
SUNDAY (Nov. 11): Veteran critic Peter Cowie introduces the still ultrasophisticated Pandora's Box (G.W. Pabst, Germany 1929) in honor of shooting star Louise Brooks' centennial and his new book Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever 7 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.
WEDNESDAY: New York's intelligentsia uncouple and debate morality in Woody Allen's time capsule Manhattan (1979) 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Scott Crary invites us to Kill Your Idols (2004) in this documentary of the New York art punk scene. What else offers both Suicide and the DNAs? 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m. >
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