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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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345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, French-language films shown on projected video. $5 donation.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 27): Josianne Balasko directs and stars as a lesbian who breaks up Victoria Abril"s marriage in Gazon Maudit (French Twist, 1995) 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (Aug. 30): Gazon Maudit (French Twist) 2 p.m.


992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, for most programs, for Saturday evening programs. $5 save as noted. This venue offers all manner of strange and unusual video and film.

THURSDAY (Aug. 28): ATA"s monthly "Open Screening" welcomes short video extracts of 20 minutes or less, with five tapes already booked as of press time. $4 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Aug. 29): Program 1 of a weekend series of gay South Asian films, Queer Filmistan, screens Gulabi Aina (Shridhar Rangayan, India, 2002), on drag and transgender activists in Mumbai. Reception, with director in person. $7 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (Aug. 30): Queer Filmistan, Program 2, "Sex Workers Unite!," includes Tales of the Night Fairies (Shohini Ghosh, India, 2002), about a union of 60,000 sex workers in West Bengal. $7 4 p.m. Program 3, "Behind the Wheel," features Miss Manju, Truck Driver (Sherna Dastur, India, 2002), self-described as "half Shiva, half Shakti" (man/woman). $7 7 p.m.

SUNDAY (Aug. 31): Queer Filmistan, Program 4, "OUTright Rewrite," includes Rewriting the Script (Canada, 2001), on the LGBT South Asian community in Canada. $7 2 p.m. Program 5, "Price of Home," screens Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (John Scagliotti, 2003). $7 5 p.m. Program 6, "Long Tales in Short Shorts." $7 8 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: Errol Flynn stars in Warner Bros." highly enjoyable The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, 1938), a high point of Hollywood entertainment in glorious Technicolor 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Party Monster (Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, 2003) screens through Sept. 11. See Opening for review 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Mon, & Wed 1:30, 4:15 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.

NIGHTLY (Closed Mondays): Pedro Almodóvar"s engrossing weepie All About My Mother (Spain, 1999) screens through Sept. 7 8:15, 10 p.m.


2200 Clement (at 23rd Avenue), 666-3488, This innovative theater screens second-run movies and, through Aug. 28, its seventh annual Asian Film Festival. (Note: Some films are projected video.) $6 regular admission, $8 for AFF screenings. See Showtimes for regular fare.

WEDNESDAY: The Asian Film Festival screens Desire (Kim Eungsu, Korea, 2002), about a wife"s reaction to her husband"s love affair with another man noon. A kidnapping stirs up Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chan-Wook, Korea, 2002) 1:50 p.m. Bruce Lee"s classic Fists of Fury (Lo Wei, Hong Kong, 1971) 4:25 p.m. Bollywood"s most expensive film ever, Devdas (Sanjay Leel Bhansali, India, 2002) 6:40 p.m. Sammo Hung stars in Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger (Allen Lan, H.K., 2002) 9:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: AFF -- Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (Chito S. Rono, Philippines, 2002) noon. Devdas 2:20 p.m. Hubog (Joel C. Laman and Assunta de Rossi, Philippines, 2002) 5:20 p.m. A warrior"s tragedy, Kun Pan: Legend of the Warlord (Thanit Jintanukul, Thailand, 2002) 7:35 p.m. It"s Freddy vs. Jason when cult samurai heroes hook up in Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Japan, 1971) 9:30 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC"s Berkeley Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: A two-month series of campy takes on immorality, "Excess of Evil," concludes with The Blood on Satan's Claw (Piers Haggard, 1971), involving a demon exumed in the 16th century, 400 years too early to be claimed as a weapon of mass destruction 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Chris Marker examines the history of the left in the decade after May 1968 in A Grin Without a Cat (France, 2002) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A series of the films of Germany"s Rainer Werner Fassbinder opens with his confined tale of romantic obsession, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) 7:30, 9:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: Two of Fassbinder"s best films, tales of race, class, and sex bias in the New Germany -- the compassionate Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973; 5, 8:50 p.m. ) and the bitterly ironic The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971; 7 p.m. ).

SUNDAY: Fassbinder reviews the history of postwar Germany in The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978) 5:30, 7:50 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: Three classic works of surrealism, L'Age d'Or (Luis Buñuel, France, 1930) and the shorts Le Vampire (Jean Painlevé, 1945) and Un Chien Andalou (Buñuel, 1929) -- scorpions, vampire bats, and dead donkeys, respectively 7:30 p.m.


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


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