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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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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 464-5980, $9.50. This duplex offers a midnight movie series (plus drawings for valuable and coveted prizes) on weekends. For additional screenings see our Showtimes page.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (March 3 & 4): Jeff Bridges fights the future in Tron (Steven Lisberger, 1981) midnight.


345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $6 donation save as noted.

WEDNESDAY (March 1): A 35-year-old encyclopedia saleswoman has an affair with Tony Todd in Le Secret (Virginie Wagon, France, 2003) 6 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (March 2): International ANSWER screens the legendary classic about a New Mexico mining strike Salt of the Earth (Herbert Biberman, 1954) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (March 3): Living Room: Space and Place in Infoshop Culture (Liz Simmons and Courtney Kallas, 2005) looks at the info-shop phenomenon of alternative public spaces across the U.S. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (March 4): ATA's Other Cinema presents the films of the late Canadian collagist Arthur Lipsett, whose works (Very Nice, Very Nice; Fluxes) have been meticulously preserved and restored by the Global A group 8:30 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY: The Documentary Film Institute screens a program of 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentaries here today. Single admission for all films. March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France) noon. A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (Corinne Marrinan and Eric Simonson) 1:40, 6:30 p.m. God Sleeps in Rwanda (Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman) 4, 8:50 p.m. Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper) 4:30, 9:20 p.m. Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro) 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY: A farewell performance by the Sprocket Ensemble, which for years has played original music to animated films and which is now moving to Europe. $10 separate admission to each show. "Toones and Tunes" screens classic animated films from Joie de Vivre (Anthony Gross and Hector Hopkin, U.K., 1934) to the present 7 p.m. "Ideas in Animation," live scores to contemporary films from Russia to America 9 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A return of the uncensored pre-Code shocker Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933; 1:40, 5:05, 8:30 p.m.; also Sun 1:40 p.m. ), screening with William Wellman's excellent thriller Night Nurse (1931; 3:35, 7 p.m.; also Sunday 12:10 p.m.). Both star Barbara Stanwyck, unleashed.

SUNDAY: The Balboa's "Oscar Party" offers you a chance to dress up as your favorite nominated movie star (expect lots of cowboys and Capotes). Live music. $10. Doors open 3:30 p.m. On-screen Oscars 5 p.m.

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (March 6-9): All four "Oscar Short Documentary Films" with intermission between pairs. Single admission for both pairs. The Death of Kevin Carter (Dan Krauss) and God Sleeps in Rwanda 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 p.m. The Mushroom Club (Steve Okazaki) and A Note of Triumph 2:55, 5:45, 8:35 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, $9 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 & THURSDAY: An Alfred Hitchcock double bill of the cheerful Rear Window (1954; 7 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.) and the nightmarish Frenzy (U.K., 1972; 9:10 p.m.; also Wed 4:35 p.m.)

FRIDAY: Diana Ross stars as a fashion goddess in the rarely screened Mahogany (Berry Gordy, 1975) 7, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: A "Tribute to Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker" with the documentary legends in person. See for more. Down From the Mountain (Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, Pennebaker, 2001). Free noon. Town Bloody Hall (Hegedus and Pennebaker, 1979). Free 2 p.m. Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1948). Free 4:15 p.m. Dont Look Back (Pennebaker, 1967) and Monterey Pop (Pennebaker, 1968). $10 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: "Castro Loves Oscar" with a live screening of the Academy ceremony, plus pre-show trivia, prizes, and champagne. Come dressed as your favorite cowboy. Program benefits End Hunger Now. Advance tickets at, $20 5 p.m.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (March 6-8): A new print of Hitchcock's unchallenging charmer To Catch a Thief (1955) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, 863-3330 and for venue; for information on this program. $10 save as noted.

THURSDAY (March 2): A two-day "Tribute to Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker" opens with Only the Strong Survive (Chris Hegedus and Pennebaker, 2002). Free 5 p.m. A Musical Adventure in Siberia With Sarah Caldwell (Leacock and Valérie Lalonde, 2000) and Lulu in Berlin (Leacock and Susan Woll, 1984). Leacock and Lalonde in person 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (March 3): A Stravinsky Portrait (Leacock and Rolf Liebermann, 1966) and shorts. Free noon. Company: Original Cast Album (Pennebaker, 1970). Free 2 p.m. Les Oeufs a la Cocque de Richard Leacock (Lalonde and Leacock, 1991). Free 4 p.m. Leacock's short Chiefs (1968) screens with a Leacock-Pennebaker collaboration with Jean-Luc Godard, One P.M. (1971). See Night & Day Friday, Page 21, for more 7:30 p.m.


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, Free with meal. 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.


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