Commentary by Gregg Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com. We're interested in your film or video event. Please send materials at least two weeks in advance to: Film Editor, SF Weekly, 185 Berry, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA 94107.
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE 345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation.
WEDNESDAY (Dec. 6): Anne Andreu's Truffaut: Une autobiographie (France, 2004), revisits the themes of the late, great filmmaker 7 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted.
THURSDAY (Dec. 7): International ANSWER screens Goal Dreams (2006), a documentary about the struggle for recognition of soccer's Palestinian Football Association. Speakers follow the film 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (Dec. 8): The ATA's annual holiday party, The Wonder Show, features live performance, "videolusionist" Davy Jones, and a subterranean Inner Sanctum marathon of highlights from Japanese movie monster history accompanied by sake-serving, cross-dressing geisha. $10 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Dec. 9): Other Cinema screens a program of "Expanded Cinema," a program including the Scratch Film Junkies' To the Beat and walls of 16 mm projection by Al Alvarez and Thad Povey. $6 8:30 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, U.K., 1997) 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. In Theater 2, for your consideration, For Your Consideration (Christopher Guest, 2006), screening with the cartoon The Cat Came Back (Cordell Barker, Canada, 1988) 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
THURSDAY (Dec. 7): 9/11/03: A Day in the Life of New York (Richard Karz, 2005) catches the city's mood on the second anniversary of the WTC attack. Salman Rushdie, Russell Simmons and Joe Torre are among those present 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth St. (at Irwin), 703-9500, www.ccarts.edu.
TUESDAY (Dec. 12): A Media Arts Lecture and Screening series offers a presentation by pioneer video artist Chip Lord. Free 7 p.m..
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com. $10 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: The local premiere of Broken Sky (Julián Hernández, Spain, 2006) 7, 9:40 p.m.; also Wed 1:30, 4:15 p.m. :
FRIDAY: A triple bill of Dolly Parton films takes Dolly, Burt, and Charles Durning as the sidestepping Governor of Texas to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Colin Higgins, 1982; 7:30 p.m. ), works Dolly, Jane, and Lily Nine to Five (Higgins, 1980; 9:45 p.m. ) and finds Dolly trying to make Sylvester Stallone into a country singer in Rhinestone (Bob Clark, 1984; midnight). $10 for all three.
SATURDAY: Join Dolly as Dorothy, Burt Reynolds as the Scarecrow, Stallone as the Tin Woodman, Jane Fonda as the Wicked Witch of the West, Lily Tomlin as Glinda the Good, and Charles Durning in the title role in an imaginary screening of The Wizard of Oz. Actually it's the good old MGM version (Victor Fleming, 1939) 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY: A live concert by Hawaiian vocalist Amy Hänaiali. $25 8 p.m.
TUESDAY: Theater closed.
285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), www.cerritospeakeasy.com. This recently restored second-run theater, a sister theater to Oakland's Parkway, offers occasional special screenings, including "Cerrito Classics," a different revival every weekend.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35 mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.
DAILY: Hot bubbling magic realism, Like Water for Chocolate (Alfonso Arau, Mexico, 1992), through Dec. 31 "Starts at dusk."
JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
1835 Ellis (between Scott and Pierce), 567-3327 ext. 704, www.bjesf.org. This facility, located on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, is operated by the Bureau of Jewish Education and is to be distinguished from the Jewish Community Library on 14th Avenue.
TUESDAY (Dec. 12): A "Jewish Film Class" offers a DVD screening of Eytan Fox's Walk on Water (Israel, 2004), about a Mossad agent, sent to kill a Nazi war criminal, who befriends the man's two grandchildren 7 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Tony Kushner, Wrestling With Angels (Frieda Lee Mock, 2006) 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 8-14): Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.
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