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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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $8, double bills $12. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives on its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: The Warriors (1978) come out to play in Walter Hill's colorful retelling of Xenophon's *Anabasis* as gangland flight; 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Five characters in search of buried morphine spur Endless Desire (1958) as a series devoted to Japanese rebel filmmaker Shohei Imamura continues; 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A "Czech Modernism" series screens two melodramas, the romantic Virginity (Otakar Vvra, 1937; 7 p.m.) and the all-stops-out Tonka of the Gallows (Karol Anton, 1930); 8:45 p.m.

SATURDAY: Imamura's satirical take on the American occupation, Pigs and Battleships (1961) 6:30 p.m. A Man Vanishes (1967) and Imamura investigates in this quasi-documentary; 8:45 p.m.

SUNDAY: Art and life intersect in Jacques Rivette's L'amour fou (France, 1968); 3 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: Imamura documents A History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970), a look at history from the margins; 7:30 p.m.

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: An entrepreneur struggles to mount a rap concert in San Bernadino, and it's all caught on tape in Rock the Bells (Dennis Henry Hennelly and Casey Suchan, 2006) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Welcome to the Grindhouse (Robert Rondriguez and Quentin Tarantino, 2007) 8 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 1, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: One of Quentin's particular inspirations, Foxy Brown (Jack Hill, 1974, with Pam Grier) 7:15, 9:20 p.m.

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

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Henri Matisse: Figure, Color, Space (Edith Jud, 2006), daily through Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m.

THURSDAY (June 14): Phyllis Wattis Theater — Two Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classics, Top Hat (Mark Sandrich, 1935), 6:30 p.m.; and Swing Time (George Stevens, 1936), 8:30 p.m.

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

THURSDAY (June 14): An "On the Road" series continues with Che Guevara's penning of The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, Argentina, 2004), noon.

221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, $7. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Katherine Hepburn/Judy Holliday series continues with Hepburn's lively joust with Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, U.K., 1968; 7:30 p.m. ), followed by Hepburn and Spencer Tracy wondering Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Stanley Kramer, 1967; 5:30, 9:55 p.m. ).

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A vividly screwball Hepburn plays with Gary Grant, a dog and two leopards in Bringing Up Baby (Frank Capra, 1948; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:45 p.m. ), screening with Judy Holliday taking on big business in The Solid Gold Cadillac (Richard Quine, 1956; 5:40, 9:25 p.m. ).

Main Theatre, 450 Florida (at Mariposa), 621-4240 and for venue, 771-9271 and for this series. This site hosts the ninth annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. $10 a program save as noted.

701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY (June 13): The S.F. Black Film Festival screens Zulu Love Letter (Ramadan Suleman, South Africa, 2004), a drama of life after apartheid; 7:30 p.m.


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