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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-FILM, www.landmarktheatres.com. $6. This duplex offers a 10-week midnight movie series (plus "drawings for valuable and coveted prizes"). For additional screenings, see our Showtimes page.
SATURDAY (Oct. 11): What sex scandal? Our new governor bicycles toward Sacramento in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1986) midnight.
345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 8): A François Truffaut series continues with his true tale of romantic obsession, The Story of Adele H. (1975), with Isabelle Adjani hopelessly in love with Bruce Robinson (future director of Withnail and I) 7 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 11): The Story of Adele H. 2 p.m.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org for most programs, www.othercinema.com for Saturday evening programs. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.
THURSDAY (Oct. 9): Enter Louisiana's state penitentiary in The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison (Liz Garbus and Wilbur Rideau, 1998) 8 p.m.
FRIDAY (Oct. 10): An elderly Finnish man plans to reunite with his family after a tragedy-induced separation of many years in Antero Alli's Under a Shipwrecked Moon (2003). $5-10 8 p.m.
SATURDAY (Oct. 11): Two videos by Cecilia Dougherty, Gone (2003), a reworking of the Loud family documentary An American Family, plus Grapefruit (1989), with Susie Bright as John Lennon 8:30 p.m.
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 or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Ulrich Seidl's Dog Days (Austria, 2002); see Ongoing for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 1:20, 4:15 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 10-16): Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep (2003); see Opening for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com; www.8tales.com for this series. A weekend midnight movie series continues. For the rest of the Clay's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $5.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Oct. 10 & 11): Mike Judge's live-action feature Office Space (1999), like his cartoons, has built up quite the following. Saturday contests include "My Assistant's Revenge" and "Madcap Cubicle Breakout" midnight.
DANGER & DESPAIR KNITTING CIRCLE
182 Second St. (at Howard), Third Floor, 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve seats. Free with reservation; don't come without one. A "16mm Noir" series presented by the Danger & Despair Knitting Circle screens every Thursday, with round-table discussion to follow. Come at 7 p.m. for no-host bar; lobby doors locked at 8:15 p.m.
THURSDAY (Oct. 9): A "Film Noir Bad Girls" series concludes with a "Surprise Title Night," billed as "An 'A' Picture from a major studio with a Hollywood mega-star not thought of as a film noir actress ... an often overlooked or unrecognized film noir and an excellent top drawer production ... within our current theme of dangerous women." Title will be announced at screening. What could it be? Mae West in Double Indemnity? Mary Pickford in Sunset Boulevard? Greta Garbo in Touch of Evil? The suspense! 8 p.m.
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF OAKLAND
685 14th St. (at Castro), Oakland, (510) 704-5293 or (510) 684-8270. Free.
FRIDAY (Oct. 10): Brothers & Others, a documentary on mistreated Arab and South Asian immigrants in the United States after 9/11. Sponsored by Refuse & Resist 7 p.m.
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, www.foreigncinema.com. 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.
DAILY (Closed Mondays): The anime instant classic Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2002) screens through Oct. 19 7, 9:15 p.m.
2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, www.hkinsf.com/4star/. $7.50. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. For its regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.
FRIDAY (Oct. 10): Werepad impresario Jacques Boyreau screens an evening of campy horror, and sometimes just plain horror -- Voodoo Black Exorcist (Manuel Caño, Spain, 1973) 7 p.m. His own sci-fi spoof, Candy von Dewd (2002) 9 p.m. Lamberto Bava's Demons 2 (Italy, 1986) 10 p.m. Zombie (Lucio Fulci, Italy, 1979) midnight. Plus live Ghoul Girls.
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760. The place to go for German cultural events. $5.
SUNDAY (Oct. 12): Parts 1, 2, and 3 of an acclaimed German miniseries about literary brethren Thomas and Heinrich Mann, their families and times, The Manns -- Novel of a Century (Heinrich Breloer, 2001), screens in a marathon 1-6 p.m.
1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, www.landmarktheatres.com. This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Prey for Rock & Roll (Alex Steyermark, 2003); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 10-16): Sounds like Yentl! A sexually frustrated rabbinical student falls in love with a young Russian prostitute in The Holy Land (Eitan Gorlin, Israel, 2001). See Opening for review. Call for times.
MARIN CIVIC CENTER
Showcase Theatre, 3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), San Rafael, 499-6800 and www.italianfilm.com for this series. The 2003 Italian Film Festival screens at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed complex for six weeks. $10.75.