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ACT I & II
2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.25 save as noted. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: MirrorMask (Dave McKean, U.K., 2005) on the wall, who's the most altcomics genius of them all? 7, 9:25 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 7-13): Three Dancing Slaves (Ga&emul;l Morel, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): Now more than ever! Or the terrorists win! Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985).
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 5): Wash that man right out of your hair at the Venus Beauty Institute (Tonie Marshall, France, 1999) 7 p.m.
430 Emerson (at Lytton), Palo Alto, (650) 266-9260, www.landmarktheatres.com. $8 for this midnight series. "Midnight Moovies" continues, with Bunny the Cow hosting a pre-film show with prize giveaways and cartoons/TV programs on Saturdays only. See our Showtimes page for the Aquarius' regular listings.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Oct. 7 & 8): See how Bob Geldof got so charitable in Pink Floyd -- The Wall (Alan Parker, U.K., 1982) midnight.
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992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (Oct. 6): ATA hosts "the laboritorium," a "diy micro-lab" dedicated to on-site processing. "Chemical stews, brews and endless replications" are promised 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (Oct. 7): A Conceptual Information Arts screening of "CIA @ ATA," experimental videos from local artists including Daniela Steinsapir, Caitlin Seana Collentine, Cyane Debordenave Rollins, Bradley Lucas Hyppa, and (must be a nom de plume) Jessica Walker. $3-5 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 8): Other Cinema runs on empty with The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (Greg Greene, Canada, 2004), a look ahead to our post-petroleum-oil peak experience. Also screening, Heather Roger's look at what happens to our Garbage. Free popcorn for bicyclists 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Oct. 9): The "Disaster Relief Episode" of "Street Level TV" includes hurricane coverage, news from Abu Ghraib and the California Youth Authority, a music video from the "anarchist punk group" Sabertooth Tiger for the song "Argentina," and more 8 p.m.
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A revival of I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, Cuba/U.S.S.R., 1964) noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 p.m. Also, a double bill of The 40 Year-Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005; 1, 4:50, 8:40 p.m.) and his Red Eye (Wes Craven, 2005; 3:10, 7 p.m.).
STARTS FRIDAY: The Overture (Itthi-sunthorn Wichailak, Thailand, 2004). See Opening for review noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 p.m. Call for other films and times.
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com. $8 save as noted. 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.
WEDNESDAY: A 3-D series continues with Man in the Dark (Lew Landers, 1953; 5:15, 8:45 p.m.), about a mobster's amnesia, and Raoul Walsh's western Gun Fury (1953; 7 p.m.), with Rock Hudson.
THURSDAY: In 3-D -- Vincent Price as The Mad Magician (John Brahm, 1954; 7, 9 p.m.), screening with Pardon My Backfire (Jules White, 1953), a Three Stooges short. Shemp pokes your eye out in three dimensions! Yeeeeouch!
FRIDAY: In 3-D -- A good musical that takes full advantage of the format, Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney 1953), with Ann Mulholland Drive Miller too darn hot for even four dimensions 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. A separate-admission screening of Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (Steve Miner, 1982). Jason pokes your eye out in three dimensions! Yeeeeouch! midnight.
SATURDAY: In 3-D -- One-eyed filmmaker André de Toth's genre classic House of Wax (1953), with tormented artist Vincent Price undergoing a meltdown, and another Stooges short, Spooks (White, 1953) 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Separate admission for Paul Morrissey's gorefest Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (1973) midnight.
SUNDAY: Grace Kelly reaches for the scissors in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954) 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Decidedly not in 3-D, a screening of the Tennessee Williams adaptation Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958) screens as a tie-in with the ACT version now on the boards 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: A Latino Film Festival screening of Sé quién eres (I Know Who You Are, Patricia Ferreira, Spain, 2000), based on the true story of a violent assault on a lawyer during the Franco dictatorship. $10 6:30 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com or www.8tales.com for this series. "Eight Tales," a weekend midnight movie series, continues. For additional Clay screenings, see our Showtimes page. $8.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Oct. 7 & 8): The medieval dead are on the march in Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1993). On Saturday, live entertainment features "Boom-Stick Boot-Camp" midnight.
Dolores at 19th Street, 465-3456, www.sfntf.org. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation presents "Film Night" in this park on a giant outdoor screen. Free.
SATURDAY (Oct. 8): Dustin Hoffman finds fulfillment as a Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1983). BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged 7:30 p.m.