Repertory Film Listings

After ten years, this will be my last "Reps Etc." column. Send information about future screenings to Thanks to everyone who has helped with the column over the past decade – especially Deborah Lewis, who copy-edited it for its first nine years. I hope many readers found it useful in locating good alternative cinema. Thanks for the use of the hall. – Gregg Rickman


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, 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: Two Hollywood nightmares, Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001; 2, 7 p.m.) and the Lynch-influenced Barton Fink (Joel Coen, 1991; 4:45, 9:45 p.m.). "I'll show you the life of the mind!"

THURSDAY: The Second Annual Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Competition. Hey! Isn't that you up there? Reception and screening $30 6:30 p.m. Screening only $15 8 p.m.

FRIDAY: Connie Francis, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, and other youngsters splash on the suntan lotion in 1960's Where the Boys Are (Henry Levin) 7, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: Connie Francis: The Legend Continues presents the singer in concert. "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You." 8 p.m.

SUNDAY: A triple bill of "Queen of Technicolor" Maria Montez features: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Arthur Lubin, 1944; 2, 7 p.m.), Cobra Woman (Robert Siodmak, 1944; 3:50, 8:50 p.m.) and Arabian Nights (John Rawlins, 1942; 5:15 p.m.).

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: An Ingmar Bergman tribute screens two of his angstier late-1960s features, The Passion of Anna (Sweden, 1969, 3, 7 p.m.) and Shame (Sweden, 1968; 1, 5, 9 p.m.), the latter a rare grappling with social issues outside of Ingmar's id.


2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the Laundromat"), 401-7987, Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged. $5.

SUNDAY (Oct. 14): "Bad Movie Night" continues a bad remake series with Jaume Collet-Serra's (who?) 2005 version of House of Wax, a.k.a. "That Movie Where Paris Hilton Gets Killed" 8 p.m.


Kerner Optical, 90 Windward Way, San Rafael, (877) 874-MVFF and for the event-sponsoring Mill Valley Film Festival. $15.

SATURDAY (Oct. 13): ILM's physical effects department hosts "Filmmaking's Next Dimension: An Insider's Look," a preview of coming 3-D attractions 2 p.m.


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or email for required reservations. This cultural asset of long standing continues a summer film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow. $10 donation.

FRIDAY (Oct. 12): A spy series screens the still-funny 1960s spoof The President's Analyst (Theodore J. Flicker, 1967), which could be remade today with little change! The phone company is still evil ... 6:30 p.m.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222 and for venue, (877) 874-MVFF for the Mill Valley Film Festival, here starting Thursday.

WEDNESDAY: The 30th Mill Valley Film Festival continues with "I'm Your Man" (shorts) 5 p.m. Mr. Dial Has Something to Say (Sean Penn, 2007) 6 p.m. A "Spotlight on Terry George" screens his film Reservation Road. Film and reception $75, film only $25 7 p.m. The Price of Sugar (Haney) 7:15 p.m. Riding Solo to the Top of the World (Jani, India) 8:15 p.m. Drained (Dhalia, Brazil) 9:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Mill Valley – "Outer and Inner Spaces" (shorts) 4 p.m. "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" (shorts) 5 p.m. Blame It on Fidel (Gavras) 6 p.m. The festival's Centerpiece features Christopher Plummer in Man in the Chair (Michael Schroeder). Film and reception $35, film only $15 6:30 p.m. Kobra's Decision (Sassanpour, Iran) 7:15 p.m. Yella (Petzold, Germany) 8:30 p.m. Presque Isle (Nilsson) 9:15 p.m. Mind the Gap (Bergström, Sweden) 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Mill Valley – "Outer and Inner Spaces" 4:30 p.m. My Enemy's Enemy (Macdonald, France/U.K.) 4:45 p.m. "There is a War" (shorts) 5 p.m. Things We Lost in the Fire (Bier) 7 p.m. Elvis and Anabelle (Geiger) 7:15 p.m. The Rind (Ameglio, Uruguay) 9:30 p.m. Frozen Life (shin, Japan) 9:45 p.m. The Orphanage (Bayona, Spain) 10 p.m.

SATURDAY: Mill Valley – Luna (McBrearty, Canada) 10 a.m. "The iGeneration Download " (shorts) 11 a.m. Djanta (Ouédraogo, Burkina Faso) noon. The Rind 12:30 p.m. Postcards from Tora Bora (Osman and Dolak, U.S./Afghanistan) 1:30 p.m. Que Viva la Lucha (Vasquez, U.S./Mexico) 2:30 p.m. Compound Eye (soon) 2:45 p.m. Women of Tibet (Rawcliffe) 3:30 p.m. Autism: The Musical (Regan) 4:30 p.m. Four Sheets to the Wind (Harjo) 5 p.m. A Spotlight on Jennifer Jason Leigh features her in Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding. Film and reception $60, film only $25 6:30 p.m. Clouds Over Conakry (Camara, Guinea) 7 p.m. Used (Nilsson) 7:15 p.m. Go Together (Nilsson) 9:15 p.m. The Secrets (Nesher, Israel/France) 9:30 p.m. London to Brighton (Williams, U.K.) 9:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: Mill Valley – The Three Musketeers (Cimermanis, Denmark) 10 a.m. The Way I Spent the End of the World (Mitulescu, Romania) 11:30 a.m. Strong Love (Burt) and Body and Soul (Elliott) 11:45 a.m. 14 Women (Lambert) noon. The Paper Will Be Blue (Muntean, Romania) 2 p.m. "Bunnies and Butterflies" (shorts) 2:15 p.m. Things We Lost in the Fire 2:15 p.m. 365 parts 3 and 4 (Sanborn) 4 p.m. California Dreamin' (Nemescu, Romania) 4:15 p.m. TBA 4:45 p.m. London to Brighton 7:15 p.m. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Temple, Ireland) 7:30 p.m. TBA 8 p.m.

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