Repertory Film Listings

SATURDAY: Rivette's musical comedy Up/Down/Fragile (France, 1994), an homage to MGM's backlot musicals of a half-century earlier 5 p.m. An unkempt Marcello Mastroianni devotes all to the cause as a labor activist in turn-of-the-century Italy in Mario Monicelli's excellent The Organizer (Italy, 1963). Highly recommended 8:15 p.m.SUNDAY: The PFA brings its 2006 schedule to a close with Kurosawa's black comic swordplay saga Yojimbo (Japan, 1961) 4 p.m. Screenings resume Jan. 11, 2007.

2025 Broadway (at 20th Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400, This beautifully restored picture palace's ongoing "Movie Classics Series" regularly includes a feature plus a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and a few spins of the Dec-O-Win prize wheel.

FRIDAY (Dec. 15): Maybe the Iraq Study Group should have seen Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) for some pointers in dealing with irrational presidents. The Marx Brothers star. $8 8 p.m.

1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over.

THURSDAY (Dec. 14): Join the Parkway Tribe and get 2-for-1 admission (but no BB gun) to the new holiday classic A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983) 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): Barely Legal's live presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975). $6.

1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222,, $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: Cave of the Yellow Dog (Byambasuren Davaa, Mongolia, 2005) 6:30 p.m.; also Thurs 8:40 p.m. Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005) 7, 9:10 p.m. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006) 8:55 p.m.; also Thurs 6:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Train Man:Densha Otoko (Shosuke Marakami, Japan, 2005) and Sweet Land (Ali Selim, 2006). See Opening for reviews. Call for times and other films.

SATURDAY: Terry Zwigoff's "Director's Cut" of his sweet-and-sour holiday hit Bad Santa (2004/2006), with filmmaker in person 7:30 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 local premiere of animation genii the Quay Brothers' The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (U.K., 2006) 7:15, 9:35 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Paul Rachman's American Hard Core (2006) reviews the history of Stateside punk, 1980-86 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Ryan Gosling gets caught in his own Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck, 2006) 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Kirby Dick takes on the MPAA in This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 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: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (Stanley Nelson, 2006) Wed 3:30, 5:15, 7, 9 p.m.; Thurs 9 p.m. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) 7, 9:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: The effect of globalization on a remote group of Roma in India is the subject of the new documentary Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies (Pepe Ozan and Melitta Tchaicovsky, 2006). Filmmakers in person 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 15-21): Shut Up and Sing (Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, 2006) 7 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2 p.m. The Departed 8:50 p.m. In Theater 2, Jonestown 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1:45, 3:30, 5:15 p.m.

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.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m. Expressionism (Rainer Mortiz, Austria, 1991)4 p.m. THURSDAY: A program of Films by Charles and Ray Eames7 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.

THURSDAY (Dec. 14): A "Stories for the Screen" series screens Pride and Predjudice (U.K., 2005) as Lizzie Bennet seeks Mr. Right in Joe Wright's adaptation of the Jane Austen classic noon.

2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005) 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 15-21): Off the Black (James Ponsoldt, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.

221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $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 concludes this week.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: George Sanders is a Great War Lancer Spy (Gregory Ratoff, U.K., 1937; 7:30 p.m.) opposite Dolores Del Rio and Peter Lorre, while Tallulah Bankhead is just one of many adrift in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944; 5:40, 9:05 p.m. ).

FRIDAY: Tyrone Power replays Valentino in the ring in Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian, 1941; 7:30 p.m. ), screening in a rare original Technicolor print. Robert Mitchum and Sister Deborah Kerr are stranded together in the highly entertaining Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (John Huston, 1957; 5:30, 9:45 p.m. ).

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