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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, $9.25 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: Gays seek marriage rights in Jim de Sève's documentary Tying the Knot (2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Oct. 8-14): Musicians Dig! (Ondi Timoner, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): William Goldman retells mythology in The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987).


853 Valencia (at 20th Street), 970-0012, $7-10.

SUNDAY (Oct. 10): This "cozy, red-lighted den" hosts the Not So Silent Film Festival, seven movies with new scores played live including early trick films, melodramas by D.W. Griffith, and popular silent comedies including Snub Pollard as a mad inventor in It's a Gift (Hugh Fay, 1923), Buster Keaton pursued by Cops (1922), and the very funny A Pair of Tights (Hal Yates, 1929) 9 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 (Oct. 7): ANSWER screens a recent interview with Fidel Castro, currently outlasting President No. 10 since he took power 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY (Oct. 8): Lourdes Portillo's documentary about the missing murdered women of Juárez, Mexico, Señorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman, 2001) 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (Oct. 9): Erik Davis offers "The Hallucination Generation," a program of 1960s experimental film with works by Harry Smith, Jordan Belson, James Whitney, and Kenneth Anger, plus Bruce Conner's Looking for Mushrooms and Curtis Harrington's rare Wormwood Star. $6.66. See for more info 8:30 p.m.


799 Castro (at 21st Street), 282-4511, Admission by tax-deductible donation.

FRIDAY (Oct. 8): This law office hosts a Film Arts Foundation benefit featuring a screening of Nomi Talisman's Everything I Know About America I Learned From the Movies plus her movie genre-based photographs 6 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 37th Avenue), 221-8484, $7.50. This great neighborhood house is a good place to catch second-run fare. See our Showtimes page for what's at the Balboa the rest of this week.

TUESDAY (Oct. 12): Litquake 2004 offers an interview with author Barry Gifford about his work with David Lynch on their Wild at Heart (1990). For more, see $10 7:30 p.m.


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: It's Doomsday again with Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove (1964) 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Oct. 8-13): Bruce Weber's A Letter to True (2004); see Opening for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat & Wed 1, 3, 5 p.m.; Sun 5 p.m.

SUNDAY: A family screening of National Velvet (Clarence Brown, 1944), with Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney joining forces to train a horse. $12.50 noon.


Dolores & 19th Street, 465-3456, The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers presents "Film Night" in this park on a giant outdoor screen. $5 donation requested.

SATURDAY (Oct. 9): Nineteen-year-old boy loves 79-year-old girl in Hal Ashby's locally filmed Harold and Maude (1971). BYO pillows and blankets; chairs discouraged. Shorts by local filmmakers, followed by feature, all starting at 7:30 p.m.


950 Geary (between Larkin and Polk), 885-4074,

MONDAY (Oct. 11): Filmmakers Jose Rodriguez and Cathy Begien face off in "The Greatest Film Night Ever"; check out their profiles at Great stuff! Free 9:30 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): Ink and paint dance in The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, France, 2003), screening through Oct. 17 7, 8:30, 10 p.m.


530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, The place to go for German cultural events. $5.

TUESDAY (Oct. 12): A series of Germany's Heimatfilm, pastoral escapes from postwar reality, continues with Alfons Stummer's Echo of the Mountains (Austria, 1954), following the fortunes of a sculptress who must choose between her Viennese artist boyfriend and a nature-loving forester. Turn to See/Be Seen, Page 30, for more 7:30 p.m.


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111. This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Gregory Jacobs' remake of the Argentine Nine Queens, Criminal (2004); see Ongoing for review 6:30, 8:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: David Brower -- Monumental (Kelly Duane, 2004) 6 p.m. Fox News -- Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald, 2004) 7:40 p.m. The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti (Adam Low, U.K., 2002) 9:15 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.


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