Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( 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.

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111 Minna (between New Montgomery and Second streets), 864-0660 and for information on this program. 21 and over. $6.

MONDAY (Aug. 27): The “All Animation Edition” of the monthly “Independent Exposure Screening Series” offers 15 DV entries from around the world, including several of Lev Yilmaz's Tales of Mere Existence, Chel White's A Painful Glimpse Into my Writing Process, and Eric Patrick's Startle Pattern 8 p.m.

3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings, a “Midnight Mass” every weekend this summer, hosted by Peaches Christ. $12.

FRIDAY (Aug. 24): “Midnight Mass” presents Elvira in all her three-dimensional glory, in person with a 3-D print of The Creature From the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954) midnight.

SATURDAY (Aug. 25): “Midnight Mass” — Elvira, this time offering bites from a Skull Island rat monkey and Dead Alive (Peter Jackson, New Zealand, 1992) midnight.

Florence Gould Theatre,100 34th Ave. (at Clement, in Lincoln Park), 863-3330, The San Francisco landmark offers occasional screenings. $10 includes museum access before the film.

THURSDAY (Aug. 23): A “Cinema Supper Club” series screens the Vermeer family romance Girl With a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, U.K.-Lumembourg, 2003). Dinner at the Legion Café 5:30 p.m. Film 8 p.m.

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 & THURSDAY: A new print of Jean-Pierre Melville's excellent crime drama Le Doulos (France, 1962). Who can you trust? 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2:30, 4:45 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Fritz Lang's science fiction classic Metropolis (Germany, 1926). Who can you trust? 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 28-30): Metropolis 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. $8.50.

THURSDAY (Aug. 26): An on-going “Asian Movie Madness” series screens Shintaru Katsu's last appearance in his signature role as a blind samurai, Zatoichi 26 (Katsu, Japan, 1989; noon, 4, 8 p.m. ) plus Helen Ma as a Deaf Mute Heroine (Ma Wu, Hong Kong, 1971; 2, 6, 9:45 p.m. ).

425 Washington (at Battery), Suite 200, 788-7142, The Istituto Italiano di Cultura promotes Italian language and culture in Northern California with occasional film screenings. Free.

TUESDAY (Aug. 28): A Pier Paolo Pasolini series screens The Hawks and the Sparrows (Italy, 1966), starring famed comic TotÓ in an allegorical comedy 6:30 p.m.

1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a “calendar house” rep theater. $9.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: These Foolish Things (Julia Taylor-Stanley, U.K., 2006) 4:30, 7, 9:45 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 24-30): The King of Kong (Seth Gordon, 2007). See Opening for review. Call for times.

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 (Aug. 24): The 158-minute cut of Milos Forman's Amadeus (1984) — the one that won the Best Picture Oscar, not Forman's 180 minute cut of 2002 6:30 p.m.

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house. $8.50 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY: A Sicilian engineer (Alberto Sordi) is caught up in the old ways in Mafioso (Alberto Lattuada, Italy, 1962). Highly recommended 2, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The 2007 edition of the best of San Francisco State's Cinema Department, Film Finals 7, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Adrienne Shelly's pie for all seasonings Waitress (2007) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:20 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Charles Burnett's extremely independent film Killer of Sheep (1977/2007), revived after 30 years unavailability 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Aug. 28 & 29): Guy Maddin's got a Brand Upon the Brain (Canada, 2006) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

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. $8; $10 for Dead Channels.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Crossing the Line (Daniel Gordon, 2006). 7, 8:45 p.m.; also Wed 3, 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran, France, 2006) 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: Get off the elevator at floor 13 for You're Gonna Miss Me (Keven McAlester, 2005), a documentary about Roky Erickson 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: The Devil Came on Horseback (Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, 2006). See Opening for review 7, 8:50 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Also, on screen 2, War Made Easy (Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, 2007). See Opening for review Fri, Mon, Tues 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; Sat 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.; Sun 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Chasin' Gus' Ghost (Todd Kwait) documents the history of Jug Band music from the 1920s through 1960s folk to today 7, 9 p.m.

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

THURSDAY (Aug. 23): A “San Francisco Opera Season Preview” series screens Handel's Ariodante, a 1996 English-Welsh co-production noon.

601 Columbus (at Union), 465-3456, The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers present “Film Night in the Park” on a giant outdoor screen. Free.

SATURDAY (Aug. 25): Federico Fellini's directorial phantasmagoria 8 1/2 (Italy, 1962) out to stun another generation. BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged. Shorts by local filmmakers, followed by feature, all starting at 8 p.m.

701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 22): The Zellner Brothers Smackdown screens shorts by the Austin auteurs Nathan and David Zellner 7:30 p.m.

A “Mobmov” drive-in screening of Rene Laloux's cult animation Fantastic Planet (France, 1974) is set for this Saturday at 2380 Fourth St., Berkeley. Call (510) 685-2692 or go to for more info.

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