1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. $9.75.
NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM
Edison Theater, 37395 Niles (near G Street), Fremont, (510) 494-1411, www.nilesfilmmuseum.org. This historic theater hosts regular screenings of silent films. $5 donation.
SATURDAY (Aug. 4): William S. Hart is a mountain man guiding a wagon train in Wagon Tracks (Lambert Hillyer, 1919). Plus shorts. 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: "The Anderson Chronicles" presents the films of off-beat auteurs Wes and Paul Thomas Anderson (no relation), beginning with Wes' prep school masterpiece Rushmore (1998; 2:10, 7 p.m. ) and P.T.'s San Fernando Valley porn industry panorama Boogie Nights (1999; 4:05, 8:55 p.m.)
SUNDAY: Anderson Chronicles Wes' family saga The Royal Tenenbaums (2001; 12:30, 6 p.m.) and P.T.'s sprawling, multi-layered masterwork Magnolia (1999; 2:35, 8:10 p.m.)
MONDAY: Theater closed.
TUESDAY: Anderson Chronicles Wes' delightful debut Bottle Rocket (1996; 7 p.m. ) screens with P.T.'s first feature, Hard Eight (1997; 8:50 p.m.), with his stock company favorite Philip Baker Hall in what was intended to be the title role of old-time gambler "Sydney."
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. $8.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: An Indian-American woman returns home and begins exploring a forgotten massacre in the serious, non-Bollywood film Amu (Shonali Bose, India, 2005; 2:35, 6:55 p.m.) Also screening: Waitress (Adrienne Shelly, 2007; 12:30 p.m.) and Introducing the Dwights (Cherie Nowlan, Australia, 2007; 4:30, 9:05 p.m.), a comedy with Brenda Blethyn as an overpowering mom.
THURSDAY: An ongoing "Asian Movie Madness" series screens Death Trance (Yuji Shimomura, Japan, 2005), with Tak Sakaguchi as a coffin-dragging warrior, and Project S (Stanley Tong, Hong Kong, 1993), with Michelle Yeoh, and Jackie Chan in drag. Call for times.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, www.bampfa.edu. $8, double bills $12. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives on its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.
WEDNESDAY: Just what does a bear do in the woods? An "Eco-Amok" series of animal horror films screens John Frankenheimer's Prophesy (1979), all about the mutants. 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: A Max Ophuls series screens his earliest surviving film, a beer fest comedy Happpy Heirs (Germany, 1933; 7 p.m.), and his last film, the sad spectacle Lola Montès (France, 1955; 8:35 p.m. ).
SATURDAY: Iran's Abbas Kiarostami explores the aftermath of a rural quake in And Life Goes On (1992), 6:30 p.m. A follow-up to Kiarostami's earlier films in this rural area, Through the Olive Trees (1994), 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Ophuls A film star's life, as paid for by the coin of publicity, the still relevant La Signora di Tutti (Italy, 1934; 5 p.m.), screening with the entertaining swashbuckler The Exile (1947; 7 p.m.)
TUESDAY: "Rugs, Roads and Palaces," a program of short films by Iran's Abbas Kiarostami, including Birth of Light (Japan, 1997), 7:30 p.m.
1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400 and www.parkway-speakeasy.com. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over. $5.
THURSDAY (Aug. 2): A Speakeasy Tribe 2-for-1 screening of Walter Hill's Xenophon adaptation The Warriors (1978). $6, 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 and www.cafilm.org for regular programs, (925) 225-9490 and www.sfjff.org for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, here this week. 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. $9.50 regular programs, $11 SFJFF.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: La Vie en Rose (Olivier Dahan, France 2007), 6:30 p.m. My Best Friend (Patrice Leconte, France 2006), 7, 9:15 p.m. Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran, France 2007), 7:30 p.m. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, Australia, 2007), 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: The 27th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is here for three days. Orthodox Stance (Hutt), 12:15 p.m. Knowledge is the Beginning (Smaczny, Germany), 2 p.m. Hot House (Dotan, Israel), 4:30 p.m. Gorgeous! (Azuelos, France), 6:30 p.m. Aviva My Love (Zarhin, Israel), 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: SFJFF So Long Are You Young (Schaefer), 12:15 p.m. The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America (Böhm, Argentina), 2:15 p.m. My Fuehrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (Levy, Germany), 6:30 p.m. Bad Faith (Zem, France), 8:30 p.m.
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