Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). 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.

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ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

WEDNESDAY (March 7): Andy Warhol's Haircut (No. 1) (1963) screens as as an adjunct to ATA's ongoing window display "For Freddie: Freddie Herko Memorial Evocation Window Installation." Herko is featured in Warhol's film as "a very nasty-looking type posing without a shirt." $6 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (March 10): Other Cinema — Psycho-Geography explores along the Mason-Dixon line, from Roger Deutch's Eastern Dead People to Sabrina Alonso's Mischief at 16th and Florida via Jenny Stark's Texan Floods, Ghosts and Contamination and a compilation of Katrina footage by the late Helen Hill. $7 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (March 11): The Arab Film Festival screens new political documentaries by Lebanese women, "Through Lebanese Eyes." Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Video (Mai Masri, 2006) records the youth movement protest against Syrian domination after a 2005 assassination, and Lebanon/War (Rania Stephan, 2006) features reportage from the 2006 Israeli war. $6 7, 9:30 p.m.

BALBOA
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: Monstrous beasts haunt both Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, Spain, 2006; 1:50, 7 p.m. ) and The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006; 4:10, 9:10 p.m. ), but only one of them is Jack Nicholson. On the Balboa's second screen, Forest Whitaker takes the Oscar as The Last King of Scotland (U.K., 2006; noon, 4:25, 8:50 p.m. ) while Peter O'Toole chases Venus (Roger Michell, U.K., 2006; 2:20, 6:45 p.m. ).

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.

CASTRO
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: A Robert Altman memorial series screens a double bill of his drizzly western classic McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971; 2:15, 7 p.m. ) and the desert-bound post-western enigma 3 Women (1977; 4:35, 9:20 p.m. ).

THURSDAY: More Altman — two agreeably sophomoric comedies from his breakthrough year, 1970: MASH (7 p.m. ) and Brewster McCloud (9:15 p.m. ).

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (March 9-14): Jean Renoir's funny tragedy The Rules of the Game (France, 1939) screens in a new print. Highly recommended 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m.

CERRITO SPEAKEASY
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. $5.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (March 10 & 11): Wartime heroes return from combat in the still powerful The Best Years of Our Light (William Wyler, 1946) Sat 6 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.

CLAY
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com. In addition to its regular films, and occasional special programs, a midnight movie series starts this weekend. $9.75.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (March 9 & 10): You can see David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986) through your tears at the Clay's Late Night Picture Show midnight.

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, www.sfiic.org. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura promotes Italian language and culture in Northern California with occasional film screenings. Free.

TUESDAY (March 13): The Institute is "Gearing Up for the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival" with a series of films featuring actor Kim Rossi Stuart. Tonight, he's a street urchin in Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio (Italy, 2001) 6:30 p.m.

LUMIERE
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 9-15): An Unreasonable Man (Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan, 2006). See Opening for review. Call theater for times.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY
57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and www.milibrary.org for information; phone or e-mail rsvp@milibrary.org for reservations. This cultural asset of long standing offers regular Friday screenings, shown on projected video with salon-style discussions to follow. $10.

FRIDAY (March 9): A British noir series screens the highly regarded Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat, U.K., 1946), with comic Alistair Sim a very unlikely Scotland Yard inspector 6:30 p.m.

RED VIC
1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $8.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Actors interact with history in the multi-character Bobby (Emilio Estevez, 2006) Wed 2, 7:15, 9:35 p.m.; Thurs 7, 9:20 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: We're all Bozos on this polymorphously perverse Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006) 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:20 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Run! Nosegay! Run! Tom Tykwer turns from metaphysics to Perfume (Germany, 2006) 8 p.m.; also Sun 2, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY: A screening of Rene Laloux's animated cult favorite Fantastic Planet (France, 1973) screens with a new, live soundtrack by Enuma Elish. The Oms have never had it so good 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and www.roxie.com for regular programs, www.sfirishfest.com for the Irish Film Festival, here March 1-4. $8 save as noted for regular programs, $10 save as noted for Irish Fest. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

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