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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: Following Sean (Ralph Arlyck, 2005) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 20-26): After Innocence (Jessica Sanders, 2006). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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

WEDNESDAY (Jan. 18): Jacques Nolot wrote, directed, and starred in L' Arrière-Pays (1998) as an actor who returns to his village after his father's death 6 p.m.

THURSDAY (Jan. 19): "Magic and Cinema: The Man in the Moon Has a Headache" is a program of the splendidly imaginative short films of Georges Méliès, made in the late 1890s to the early teens, with live music by the Ahl-I Nafs. Films include The Untameable Whiskers, The Living Playing Cards, and many more. $10 7 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 (Jan. 19): Amnesty International screens State of Fear (Pamela Yates, Peru/U.S., 2005), on the war against the Shining Path guerrillas that convulsed Peru in the 1990s 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Jan. 20): The world premiere of Voices of Patriots: Why Are We in Iraq? (Valerie Mih and Don Richards, 2006), a half-hour documentary about anti-war people in the military, including a general, national security experts, and war veterans. $10-40 admission includes a DVD of the film; no one turned away for lack of funds. See Night & Day Friday, Page 20, for more 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (Jan. 21): And speaking of our Iraq policy, "Filthy Filthy Puppets" is a night of film, video, and live performance featuring puppets and other objects. Films include Fine Dishes 4 Fine Bitches (Xander Marro). $5; puppets admitted free, $1 off for puppeteers 8 p.m.


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

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Balboa revives the hugely popular, six-hour Italian epic The Best of Youth (Marco Giordana, 2003). Separate admission. Part 1 Wed 3:45 p.m.; Thurs noon, 7:30 p.m. Part 2 Wed noon, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs 3:45 p.m. On the Balboa's other screen, cheetahs prove fleetah in Duma (Carroll Ballard, U.S./South Africa, 2005) 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 8:55 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.

MONDAY: A "Noir City" series opens here with the first of four straight evenings devoted to films from 1946. Tonight, William Gargan is an adulterous cop who witnesses a murder in Night Editor (Henry Levin; 2:35, 5:35, 9 p.m.) and George Raft pages through a dead Lothario's little black book in Nocturne (Edward Marin; 3:55, 7 p.m.).

TUESDAY: "Noir City" -- From 1946, a murder at an ice carnival causes Suspense (Frank Tuttle; 1:20, 5, 9 p.m. ) while a train wreck everyone denies happened leads to Pat O'Brien's Crack-Up (Irving Reis; 3:15, 7 p.m.).


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,; for Berlin & Beyond. $8 regular admission, $9 for Berlin & Beyond 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: The Berlin & Beyond festival of German-language films concludes here today with Namibia Crossings (Liechti, Switzerland) 12:30 p.m. Horst Buchholz ... My Papa (Germany) by Christopher Buchholz, the late actor's son 2:30 p.m. North Wind (Oberli, Switzerland) 4:30 p.m. Til Schweiger's Barefoot (Germany) followed by the Closing Night Party. $15 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Al Pacino goes Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) 7, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 20-26): Return to Bareback Mountain with the new documentary Gay Sex in the '70s (Joseph Lovett, 2005). See Opening for review 12:30, 2:15, 4, 6, 8, 9:45 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.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: 2005 only felt like the end of the world -- see Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, U.K., 1964) for the real deal. "Starts at dusk."

STARTS MONDAY: Dirk Bogarde melts in the sun in Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice (Italy, 1971), through Feb. 26. "Starts at dusk."


3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, (510) 849-2568, This cafe for activists offers occasional film screenings. $5-10 sliding scale.

SUNDAY (Jan. 22): A tribute to Fernando Alegría, a Chilean writer/poet and Bay Area resident who died last October, includes a showing of Viva Chile M...! (Uwe Blesching, Chile, 2004), about his life and work 7:30 p.m.


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $9 save as noted.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Tristan and Isolde (Kevin Reynolds, 2005) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Thurs 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call theater for program.


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.


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