Repertory Film Listings

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Get your Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961) "Starts at dusk."

STARTS MONDAY: The full, 179-minute version of Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971), screens through April 29 "Starts at dusk."

GOETHE-INSTITUT
530 Bush (at Grant), 978-2787. The place to go for German cultural events. $5 donation.

TUESDAY (March 20): A retrospective of the films of Helmut Käutner screens Romance in a Minor Key (Germany, 1942), a blackmail-themed melodrama from a story by Guy de Maupassant. As this series screens, Käutner's Nazi-era films show their superiority to his compatriot Detlef Sierck's (who as Douglas Sirk had a whole second career in Hollywood) 7 p.m.

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 27): The Institute is "Gearing Up for the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival" with a series of films featuring actor Kim Rossi Stuart. Tonight, part one of his 200-minute Uno blanca (Michele Soavi, Italy, 2001), a crime melodrama based on the exploits of policemen moonlighting as gangsters 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.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Follow monks Into Great Silence (Philip Gröning, Germany, 2006) 4:30, 8 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and 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 on projected video with salon-style discussions to follow. $10.

FRIDAY (March 23): A Brit Noir series screens Cast a Dark Shadow (Lewis Gilbert, U.K., 1955), with fortune hunter Dirk Bogarde entangled with Margaret Lockwood and Kay Walsh 6:30 p.m.

MEZZANINE
444 Jesse (between Mint and 6th Street), www.sf360.org for more information. 21 and over only. $8, $5 if reserved in advance at info@sf360.org.

WEDNESDAY (March 21): San Francisco Film Society's monthly social screening series the SF360 Film Club offers a "Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along," a "tribute to the artistic canon of R. Kelly" including early videos, a pre-recorded "live" interview, and 12 chapters of his epic Trapped in the Closet (Kelly and Jim Swaffield, 2005). No word about bathroom breaks 7:30 p.m.

OPERA PLAZA
601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 267-4893 and www.landmarktheatres.com for venue, www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), here this week. $10 save as noted for festival screenings.

WEDNESDAY: SFIAAFF —A rotoscoped fairy tale, Year of the Fish (Kaplan) 7 p.m. New Year Baby (Poeuv, Cambodia/U.S.) 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: SFIAAFF — "Throwing Away the Maps" (shorts) 7 p.m.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS
3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642 and www.palaceoffinearts.org/events.html for venue; www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF).

THURSDAY (March 22): It's Closing Night for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (although it continues in Berkeley and San Jose for a while). The program includes Chinese opera director Chen Shi-zeng's film debut, Dark Matter, with Gala to follow. $45 7 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: Robert DeNiro croons the Whiffenpoof Song ("Baa, baa, baa") in his The Good Shepherd (2006) with Matt Damon as both sheep and shearer 8 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Clive Owen lives out a lullaby (the one about the cradle in the tree) in Children of Men (Alfonso CuarÓn, U.K., 2006) 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:20 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Itinerant street musicians from Mexico strum Romantico (Mark Becker, 2005) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

ROXIE FILM CENTER
3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and 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: Little Children (Todd Field, 2006) 5:30, 8:15 p.m.; also Wed 2:30 p.m. On Screen 2, Blood Diamond (Edward Zwick, 2006) 5:30, 8:10 p.m.; also Wed 2:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Oil be sorry! Crude Impact (James Jandak Wood, 2006). See Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m. Call for other films and times.

SATURDAY: New College's Cine Del Barrio program of independent Latin American film screens films by New College instructor Adrian Carrasco Zanini, including Monimbo es Nicaragua (1981; 11:30 a.m. ) and Women in the Nicaraguan Revolution (1980; 12:30 p.m. ). Free.

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): Jackson Pollock: Portrait of an Artist, through April 1 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. Brice Marden (Edgar Howard, 1977), through May 13 4 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.

THURSDAY (March 22): Barbara Stanwyck investigates the death of her husband in the old dark house thriller Cry Wolf (Peter Godfrey, 1947), opposite Errol Flynn as the master of the house noon.

VICTORIA THEATRE
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. 18 plus only. $9.

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