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, www.paramounttheatre.com. 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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $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.
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.
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.
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 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, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us. A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.
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: 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, 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 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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