Commentary by Gregg Rickman (email@example.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.
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. $6 except as noted.
THURSDAY (Sept. 27): Kino 21 offers a 16mm print of Situationist Guy Debord's We Turn in the Night, Consumed by Fire (In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimir Igni, France, 1978), a denouncement of modern life, with an English soundtrack. $6-$10 donation 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (Sept. 28): A "Bootleg" series of rare, out of print films screens Oliver Stone's portrait of Fidel, Commandante (2003) 8 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. $8.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Get your fistful of quarters ready for 3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold, 2007) noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 p.m. A "joyous" double-bill of the street musician romance Once (John Carney, Ireland, 2006; noon, 3:45, 7:30 p.m.) and pie-making Waitress (Adrienne Shelly, 2007; 1:40, 5:25, 9:10 p.m.).
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
BERNAL HEIGHTS PARK
Bernal Heights Blvd. at Folsom (north slope), 695-5006, www.bhoutdoorcine.org for more information. Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema offers screenings by local filmmakers. BYO blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. Free.
FRIDAY (Sept. 28): Hypatia Porter's For the Price of a Cup of Coffee follows the trail of a paper cup; Asian Pacific inmates raise funds in Emiko Omori's 75,000 Miles to Redemption, and more 7:30 p.m.
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 except as noted.
WEDNESDAY: A 70mm series screens HAL the way you want to see that big red eye in 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.
FRIDAY: A series paying tribute to composer Jerry Goldsmith opens with The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976; 2:45, 7 p.m.) and Seconds0x2028(John Frankenheimer, 1966; 4:55, 9:10 p.m.), a bizarre science fiction film about the California notion of living forever young.
SUNDAY: Goldsmith – More fantasy/science fiction with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Robert Wise, 1979; 2:30, 7 p.m.) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller, 1983; 12:30, 5, 9:25 p.m.).
SATURDAY (Sept. 29): The Bawdy Caste hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975). midnight.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd sts.), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, 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.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org. This popular center offers a wide range of programs, many of them film-oriented. Free, reservations required.
TUESDAY (Oct. 2): Two mothers grieve for their lost children in Hilla Medalia's documentary of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, To Die in Jerusalem (2007). Filmmaker in person 7 p.m.
549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, www.larktheater.net. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY:
Death at a Funeral (Frank Oz, U.K., 2006) Wed 7, 9 p.m.; Thurs 8 p.m.
STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.
MAIN POST THEATRE
99 Moraga (at Montgomery), The Presidio, www.presidio.gov for venue, 561-5500 and www.sffs.org for this event. The 66-year-old Main Post Theatre hosts an occasional outdoor movie event. BYO picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs. Free.
SATURDAY (Sept. 29): An Amazonian gill man invades the Presidio as the sixth annual Film in the Fog event screens The Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1955). Festivities with the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast begin at 5 p.m., screening of a cartoon, a newsreel and the feature at 7 p.m.
MARIN CIVIC CENTER
Showcase Theatre, 3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), San Rafael, 499-6800 and www.italianfilm.com for this series. The 2007 Italian Film Festival screens at this Frank Lloyd Wright–designed complex for six weeks. $12.
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