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THURSDAY: The PFA reopens after a short break with "A Theater Near You," a short series of premieres and revivals that have played San Francisco but not the East Bay. The series opens with Theo Angelopoulos' excellent drama of Greek history, The Weeping Meadow (Greece, 2004), which premiered at the Balboa 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Theater Near You — The restored version of the notorious PreCode Baby Face (1933; 7 p.m. ). Another Balboa special, a French crime drama with three great stars, Classes tous risques (Claude Sautet, 1960; 8:50 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: A Theater Near You — A young girl's isolation dominates the wintry Mouchette (Robert Bresson, France, 1966) 6:30 p.m. Classes tous risques 8:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: A Theater Near You — Baby Face 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: A Theater Near You — Mouchette 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. 21 and older only. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

THURSDAY (May 25): A Chainsaw Mafia Night of Mayhem screening of The Beyond (Lucio Fulchi, Italy, 1981), a "gory, glorious, ghoulish masterpiece of the undead." $6 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (May 30): A Local Filmmakers Showcase presentation of East Bay Women in Film, a program of shorts including Kit Fisher's documentary on "dance legend" Frank Shawl, Old Soul, New Shoes, Fran Roccaforte's film about the struggles of a homeless lesbian, Jo's Story: Stayin' Alive, and more. See www.rocknfranny for more 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Water (Deepa Mehta, India, 2005) 9 p.m.; also Wed 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Dan Ireland, 2006) 6:40, 8:50 p.m. Andy Garcia's The Lost City (2006) Wed 8:45 p.m.; Thurs 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: IndieWire's monthly series of "Undiscovered Gems" discovers the road comedy The Puffy Chair (Jay Duplass, 2006) 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Sketches of Frank Gehry (Sydney Pollack, 2006). Call for times and other films.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Eugene Jarecki explains Why We Fight (2005) in this anti-militarist movie 2, 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Press play for Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme, 2005) 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The South's victory in the Civil War and the subsequent course of history are charted in the alternate history documentary CSA (Kevin Willmott, 2004) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and for regular programs, for S.F. DocFest. $8 for regular programs, $10 for S.F. DocFest. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this reconstituted affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Asian screen images as seen through The Slanted Door (Jeff Adachi, 2006) 6:30, 8, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 3:30, 5 p.m. On screen two, I Am A Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 26-June 1): 4 (Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Russia, 2006). See Opening for review. No 7 p.m. show next Wednesday 7, 9:30 p.m.; Sat, Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (May 27): Schoolteachers defend Mexican public education in Jill Freidberg's documentary, Granito de Arena (2006). It screens as a benefit for Teachers 4 Social Justice and the New College Bilingual Teacher Education Scholarship Fund 4 p.m. After the film, free refrescos and dancing with Los Mocosos Live! down the street at the New College of California Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street.


Koret Visitor Education Center (unless otherwise noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50 save as noted.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): The ongoing program of "Early Films of San Francisco: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1896-1915" closes this Tuesday. Daily at 2 p.m. Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy (Michael Blackwood, 2000) 4 p.m.

STARTS MONDAY: Paul Klee (Georgia van der Rohe, 1976) screens through June 22 at 11 a.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.

THURSDAY (May 25): An "Asian in America" screens Wayne Wang's adaptation of Amy Tan's multigenerational tear-jerker The Joy Luck Club (1994) noon.


2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Sisters (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 2005) 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (May 19-25): Clean (Olivier Assayas, Canada/France, 2004) See Opening for review. Call for times.


221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. This spring's series includes tributes to stylish director Vincente Minnelli and suave actor Ronald Colman.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ronald Colman, in the sequel to his comic crime saga Bulldog Drummond of 1929, Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Roy Del Ruth, 1934; 7:30 p.m. ). Colman then stars as the proper Bostonian The Late George Apley (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1947; 5:40, 9:05 p.m. ), from John P. Marquand's novel.


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