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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) 843-FILM, $9.25. Replacing the Shattuck, one of this venue's two screens is now a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: In My Skin (Marina de Van, France, 2002); see Ongoing for review 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 5-11): Ben Coccio's Zero Day (2003); see Page 52 for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1, 3, 5 p.m.


345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.

WEDNESDAY (Dec. 3): Jeanne Moreau stars in Louis Malle's early thriller Elevator to the Scaffold (1957) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (Dec. 6): Elevator to the Scaffold 2 p.m.


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

THURSDAY (Dec. 4): New York City's Rooftop Films offers "Project (Stop the) Mayhem," a program including a music video for the ukulele-rock band the Ukes of Hazard, Gay Boyfriend, Elena Oxman's Kmart Confidential, Aristomenis Tsiribis' delightful The Freak, and Johan Soderberg's Bush/Blair Love Duet 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Dec. 5): The "3/10 Film Festival Black Tie Gala and Film Screening" offers the premieres of a group of three-minute films made over the past 60 days 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (Dec. 6): The premiere of Tim Massett's Beam (2003), a documentary on projectionists as performance artists, plus live performances by Wet Gate and Luis Recorder, 16mm loops by Steven Dye and others, and more 8:30 p.m.


Movie Palace Auction Sales Room, 2700 Saratoga (near West Red Line), Alameda, (510) 740-0220, $7. Classic films in 35mm (save as noted) screen in a former U.S. Navy theater.

FRIDAY (Dec. 5): Howard Hawks' screwier-than-usual screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), with career high performances from Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn alike 7, 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY (Dec. 6): Orson Welles' tale of a boy and his sled, Citizen Kane (1941) 7, 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY (Dec. 7): Bringing Up Baby 5 p.m. Citizen Kane 7 p.m. Separate admission.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,, $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: Tamala 2010 (t.o.l., Japan, 2002). See Ongoing for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 5-11): A new print of Fred Zinnemann's film of James Jones' novel about the U.S. Navy on the eve of Pearl Harbor, From Here to Eternity (1953), with '50s icons Lancaster, Clift, Sinatra, Borgnine, and Reed 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 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.

DAILY (Closed Mondays): Jacques Demy's deliriously romantic musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (France, 1964) screens through Dec. 21 6:15, 7:45, 9:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.


2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3468, $7.50. This enterprising theater hosts occasional special screenings. A "Midnites for Maniacs" series continues on Saturdays. For the Four Star"s regular schedule, see our Showtimes page.

SATURDAY (Dec. 6): A serial killer has problems in Takeshi Miike's graphic Ichi the Killer (Japan, 2001) midnight.


3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568 for venue, for information on this program. The Latino Film Festival continues its annual event here and at other venues around the Bay Area this week.

WEDNESDAY (Dec. 3): A program marking "20 years of Zapatismo," "Zapatistas Turn 20," includes video shot in Chiapas. $5-10 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (Dec. 4): Rio slum-dwellers attend a forum on globalization in Voices From the Edge (Daniela Broitman & Fernando Salis, Brazil, 2003). Filmmakers in person. $12-18 7:30 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, 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: In My Skin (Marina de Van, France, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing hosts an ongoing film series on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow.

FRIDAY (Dec. 5): This season's Closing Night Party boasts a screening of Gregory LaCava's still-lively show business dramedy Stage Door (1937) 6:30 p.m.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.25.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 5-11): Ben Coccio's Zero Day (2003); see Page 52 for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1, 3, 5 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC's Berkeley Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.


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