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.
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ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film. $5 save as noted.
FRIDAY (June 29): Cine Fantom Club, a program of Russian Experimental Cinema, includes the Aleinikov Brothers' I'm Frigid But It Doesn't Matter (1987), Happiness: The Movie (Grigoriy Dikkert and Lenka Kabankova, 2002) and more. $6 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (June 30): The Arab Film Festival screens "Confined and Exiled," a program of two documentaries on Palestinian life, Neither Here Nor There (Hicham Kayed, Palestine, 2006), about youth in refugee camps, and Waiting for Ben Gurion (Norma Marcos, Palestine, 2006), recalling the experience of being held at the Israeli airport. $6 8 p.m.
BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Community Room, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), (510) 981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org. Free.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. 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. $10 save as noted.
WEDNESDAY: It's Barbara Stanwyck's centennial and the Castro continues a three day tribute with the Pre-Code prison drama Ladies They Talk About (William Keighley, 1932; 3:45, 7 p.m. ) and Preston Sturges' sparkling The Lady Eve (1941; 2, 5:10, 8:30 p.m.)
THURSDAY: By common consent the roughest of the Pre-Code sex dramas, Stanwyck literally sleeps her way to the top in Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933; 7 p.m.) and then is reformed by Fred MacMurray in the Sturges-scripted Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, 1940; 8:45 p.m.)
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (June 29-July 5): A new print of Gus Van Sant's debut feature, Mala Noche (1985). 7, 9 p.m.; also Fri, Sat, Sun, Wed 1:30, 3:15, 5 p.m.
10070 San Pablo (at Central), El Cerrito, (510) 814-2400, www.cerritospeakeasy.com. This recently restored second-run theater, a sister theater to Oakland's Parkway, features "Cerrito Classics," a different revival every weekend, and other special programs. Beer is served; children must be accompanied by an adult. $6 save as noted.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY (June 30 & July 1): A "kiddie matinee" of Jim Henson's fantasy, The Dark Crystal (Henson and Frank Oz, U.K., 1983). It's Tolkien with felt! Sat noon, 3 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m., $4. This week's classic is Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sat 6 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.
CHINESE CULTURE CENTER
Auditorium, Hilton Hotel, Third Floor, 750 Kearny (at Merchant), 986-1822, www.c-c-c.org. This cultural center begins a C4 ("Chinese Culture Center Cinema") series of documentaries this week. $6.
SUNDAY (June 30): Students in rural China cram for a national entrance exam in High School Senior Year (Zhou Hao, 2005) 1 p.m.
DARK ROOM THEATRE
2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the laundromat"), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com. Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged. $5.
SUNDAY (July 1): "Bad Movie Night" opens a "Putting the Ick in Music" series with Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Michael Schultz, 1978), a Beatles-based musical with the Bee Gees. Judging from its trailer, the forthcoming Across the Universe looks about at the same level, although Julie Taymor's film won't have Steve Martin performing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" this film does 8 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. 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. Free with meal.
DAILY: Get lost in Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, Mexico, 2006) through July 29. Starts at dusk.
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. $8.50.
FRIDAY (June 29): An "Asian Movie Madness" series screens two by Japanese cult filmmaker Takashi Miike, the ultra-violent gangster film Ichi the Killer (2001) and a fantasy intended for children, The Great Yokai War (2005). Call for times and other films.
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.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: The Red Vic marks the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a CBS Reports special hosted by a scandalized Harry Reasoner, The Hippie Temptation (1967), plus shorts. 7:15, 9:25 p.m.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: Follow monks Into Great Silence (Philip Gröning, Germany, 2005) 8:30 p.m; also Sun 2, 5:15 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.
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