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 Spaces4:30 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.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Lust, Caution (Ang Lee, 2007) and Short Films from the Sundance Film Festival Call for times.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College. $9 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY: After ten days, S.F. Doc Fest concludes with a visit to Berkeley's Monterey Market, Eat at Bill's (Brenneis) 5 p.m. The Closing Night film, Audience of One> (Jacobs) looks at a Pentecostal film auteur from Ocean Blvd. 7 p.m. Michael Moore, Manufacturing Dissent (Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine) 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: In Theater 1, the S.F. Cinematheque presents “Crazy Rays,” a program focusing on science fiction and the avant-garde. Program One is a tribute to pulp illustrator-turned-experimental filmmaker Ed Emshwiller and includes Carol, about his author wife, and Image, Flesh and Voice (both 1970) 7 p.m. Program Two, Max Almy's video Leaving the 20th Century and Roddy Bogawa's post-punk Junk 9:30 p.m. In Theater 2, “Tattooed Buddha” offers an evening with “Dharma punk” Noah Devine, including clips of a new film on him. $7 7:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Manufacturing Dissent (Melnyk and Caine, 2007). See Opening for review 7:45 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 4:20 p.m. Steal a Pencil for Me (Michèle Ohayon, 2007). See Opening for review 6:30, 8:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m.


1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555. Frameline's monthly screenings series continues. Free, arrive early due to limited seating.

THURSDAY (Oct. 11): “An infamous audience favorite,” Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story (Sean Mullens, 2005), a documentary about Heklina, her club, and her floorshows 7:30 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Free with museum admission of $12.50, save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): A video screening of films by

Joseph Cornell runs through Jan. 6, daily at 2:30 p.m.; Tues screenings 3:30 p.m. A ten-minute profile of artist Olafur Eliasson (2007) 4 p.m.; also Thurs 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: An East German film series screens The Gleiwitz Case (Gerhard Klein, 1961), re-creating the faked incident Hitler used as an excuse to invade Poland. $5, free with museum admission 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: Program One of a more complete series of Joseph Cornell films on film includes the seminal clip job Rose Hobart (1936), a tribute to the early sound star, plus The Children's Party (1940), Nymphlight (1957) and a circa 1960 collaboration with Stan Brakhage, Gnir Rednow 3 p.m.

SATURDAY: Phyllis Wattis Theater – From East Germany, the banned as “anti-Socialist” The Rabbit Is Me (Kurt Maetzig, 1965/released 1990), about a student's affair with the judge who imprisoned her brother. $5; free with museum admission 3 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 10): Billy Luther's Miss Navajo (2007) looks at a beauty contest in the Navajo Nation. A panel discussion follows 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Oct. 11): A “One City Four Films” series screens the great Julianne Moore in the film of Terry Ryan's memoir The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Jane Anderson, 2005) noon.

SATURDAY (Oct. 13): Full-contact wheelchair rugby, documented in the Oscar-nominated Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005) 2 p.m.

SUNDAY (Oct. 14): Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano (Nancy De Los Santos and Dan Guerrero, 2006) looks at the “father of Chicano music.” 2 p.m.

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