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THURSDAY: A free "First Thursday" screening of "Intensive Care," a program of short films relating to violence, includes Vlatko Gilic's In Continuo (Yugoslavia, 1971), an allegory filmed in a slaughterhouse 5:30 p.m. Middle Eastern filmmakers study Education as a Site of Indoctrination in a program of shorts featuring Hatice Güleryüz's The First Ones (Turkey, 2000), recording the singing of the national anthem in schools 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Janus Films series screening new prints from the exhibitor's archive screens Ermanno Olmi's excellent Il Posto (The Job, Italy, 1961), all about a young boy's apprenticeship in an office bureaucracy 6:30 p.m. A Jacques Rivette series screens the ghostly love story The Story of Marie and Julien (France, 2003) 8:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: Two from Janus. Federico Fellini's road trip La Strada (Italy, 1954) casts Anthony Quinn as beast to Giuletta Masina's waifish Beauty 5 p.m. Akira Kurosawa's swordplay classic, Seven Samurai (Japan, 1954) 7:10 p.m.

SUNDAY: Rivette's two-part historical epic, Joan the Maiden, Part 1: The Battles (France, 1993; 1 p.m. ) and Part 2: The Prisons (France, 1993; 4:30 p.m. ). Sandrine Bonnaire stars.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: A program of Personal Narratives features Love (Gilic, Yugoslavia, 1972), the post-Gulf War memoir (It Was) Just a Job (Samir, Switzerland, 1992) and Lisa Steele's catalogue of every scar on her body, Birthday Suit (Canada, 1974) 7:30 p.m.

1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over.

THURSDAY (Dec. 7): Thrillville' s Big Holiday Turkey Roast screens The Giant Claw (1957), about a giant bird from space, plus live burlesque from the Twilight Vixen Revue. $7 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (Dec. 12): Eddie Murphy rises in the world as Dan Aykroyd falls in John Landis' social comedy Trading Places (1983), screening as a benefit for Rubicon Programs ( $7 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): Barely Legal's live presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975). $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: Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown (David L. Brown, 2006), a documentary about the pioneer surfer, still active at 94, is preceded by a live performance by Hula On! Productions 7:15 p.m. Also screening are Cave of the Yellow Dog (Byambasuren Davaa, Mongolia, 2005) 6:30 p.m.; also Thurs 8:40 p.m. Playwright Tony Kushner is profiled Wrestling With Angels (Freida Mock, 2006) 8:55 p.m.; also Thurs 6:45 p.m. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006) 9:10 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times and other films.

SATURDAY: Raquel Bitton, in concert as Piaf: Her Story... Her Songs (George Elder, France/Canada, 2003), and in person at the Rafael 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: Beyond Borders, a family film series, screens Winky's Horse (Mischa Kamp, Netherlands, 2005), about a Chinese immigrant to the Netherlands. Earphones available with live English readings of the subtitles 4 p.m.

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 & THURSDAY: Send your kids to Jesus Camp (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 2006) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Dec. 8-14): The local premiere of animation genii the Quay Brothers' The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (U.K., 2006). See Opening for review 7:15, 9:35 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.; Wed 2 p.m.

3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in this adventurous affiliate of New College.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 3 Needles (Thom Fitzgerald, Canada, 2006). See Opening for review Wed 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:30 p.m.; Thurs 7, 9:20 p.m. Another Martin Scorsese remix, The Departed (2006) 7, 9:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Beatnik Beach Film Night offers an hour's worth of slides depicting the bohemian coast of Los Angeles circa 1956-66, plus period short films The Beat (1960), Dirty Feet (1966) and more, including feet-beating dancing from the Devilettes 7:30-11:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.

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): Tina in Mexico (Brenda Longfellow, 2002) 2:30 p.m. Expressionism (Reiner Moritz, Austria, 1991) 4 p.m.

THURSDAY: A program of Films by Charles and Ray Eames 7 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, "Sokurov's Sovereign Trinity: The Visual Economy of Power" is a lecture by Susan Buck-Morss on Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov's trilogy of films about rulers of World War II 6:30 p.m. Sokurov's The Sun (Russia, 2005), a portrait of Emperor Hirohito and third in the series, follows at 8:30 p.m. $10 for both.

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

THURSDAY (Dec. 7): A "Stories for the Screen" series opens with Hugh Grant growing up in About a Boy (Chris and Paul Weitz, U.K., 2002) noon.

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


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