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: What's that in your cup? Black Gold (Marc Francis, Nick Francis, U.K. 2006) 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Catch a Fire (Phillip Noyce, South Africa, 2006) 7, 9:10 p.m. Deliver Us from Evil (Amy Berg, 2006) 6:45 p.m. Sleeping Dogs Lie (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2006) 8:55 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Cave of the Yellow Dog (Byambasuren Davaa, Mongolia, 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.
THURSDAY: Closed for the holiday.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 28-30): The filmed official record of the 2006 Mavericks Surf Contest, when on 24 hours notice top surfers convened to ride last winter's big waves 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.
ROXIE FILM CENTER
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: Hot coffee is Black Gold (Marc and Nick Francis, U.K., 2005) 6:15, 8, 9:35 p.m. STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted. DAILY (Closed Wednesday and Thursday): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991) 4 p.m. SHATTUCK
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: Language is a four letter word in Fuck (Steve Anderson, 2005) 1:30, 3:45, 7:30, 10:05 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 24-30): Cave of the Yellow Dog (Byambasuren Davaa, Mongolia, 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. A Twentieth Century Fox series continues. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Newlyweds William Holden and Jeanne Crain find an Apartment for Peggy (George Seaton, 1948; 7:30 p.m.) while Dorothy McGuire is a nave bride in Claudia (Edmond Goulding, 1943; 5:45, 9:20 p.m. ).
FRIDAY: Jeanne Crain's a country girl in the nostalgic hit Margie (Henry King, 1946; 7:30 p.m. ), screening in a rare Technicolor print. Crain then chooses not to pass for white in the racial drama Pinky (Elia Kazan, 1949; 5:35, 9:15 p.m. ).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: William Holden travels to Hong Kong in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (King, 1955; 3:55, 7:30 p.m. ) even as Tyrone Power travels back in time to the 18th century I'll Never Forget You (Roy Baker, 1951; 5:50, 9:25 p.m. ) in these two love stories.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
TUESDAY: A new documentary about Africa's contemporary dance movement (the title's being withheld in a clever move to avoid publicity). Filmmaker Joan Frosch in person. Free for YBCA members or ticket-holders for the Compagnie TchéTché performances on Dec. 1 or 2; call for reservation. Otherwise $8 6:30 p.m.
Those who sit in on the Multiracial Comedians show ("More identities! More fun!") at the La Peña Gallery, 3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, this Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m., will find themselves part of the audience in a special being filmed for PBS. The show, and a chance for immortality for the back of your head or your loud, distinctive laugh, is $10. For more info, call (510) 849-2568 or see www.lapena.org.
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