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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: Jim Van Bebber's The Manson Family (2004). Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 5- 11): Incident at Loch Ness (Zak Penn, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Friday & Saturday): Molly Ringwald counts her Sixteen Candles (1984) and it's morning in America again.


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

WEDNESDAY (Nov. 3): After her husband ups and leaves, Dominique Blanc must deal with new suitors in Faut-il aimer Mathilde (Edwin Baily, 1993) 6 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 (Nov. 4): Incident at Oglala (1992) offers its version of the events that led to Indian activist Leonard Peltier's imprisonment 8 p.m.

FRIDAY (Nov. 5): The ladeez of CUNext Tuesday screen Vera Chytlova' s protofeminist comedy of excess Daisies (Czechoslovakia, 1966) plus local filmmaker Lori Rillera's Shy Grrrl 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (Oct. 30): True or Farce?, a program of three unreality programs, including local filmmaker Gibbs Chapman's Push Button, Damon Packard's Lucas parody The Untitled Star Wars Mocukumentary and William Karel's Dark Side of the Moon, "a fake documentary about a fake movie about a fake moon landing." See for more info 8:30 p.m.


3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213, for this series. This popular little theater offers, in addition to its regular screenings (see Showtimes for listings), a "Midnight Mass Season of Horror" every Saturday this fall, hosted by Peaches Christ. $8.

SATURDAY (Nov. 6): You'll be crying too as Peaches submits us to Sing-Along Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 1984) midnight.


Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth St. (at Irwin), 703-9500, Free.

THURSDAY (Nov. 4): "Touch That Dial," an evening with media activist and academic Dee Dee Halleck, offers her "pivotal clips and agitprop urgings" 7 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120, $8 save as noted; $9 save as noted for the International Latino Film Festival (Friday to Sunday). 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: John Frankenheimer's classic paranoid comedy-thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Filmmaker Philip Kaufman, interviewed by Michael Sragow on the Castro stage, talks about his career and screens clips. $10 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The International Latino Film Festival screens for three days; see for more info. Today, "Friday Flicks, Film-a-thon and Fidel" (shorts) $7 noon KordaVision, a panel discussion. $14 2:45 p.m. Opening Night film, Hector (Querejeta, Spain). $70 film and party, $14 film only 6:30 p.m. The Favor (Sofovich, Argentina) 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Latino Film Festival -- The Supreme Uneasiness (Ospina, Columbia/Mexico). $7 10:45 a.m. End of a Mystery (Hermoso, Spain). $7 12:45 p.m. The Storytellers (Caffe, Brazil). $7 3 p.m. Such Is Life (Ripstein, Mexico). $30 5:15 p.m. Sexual Dependency (Bellott, U.S.) 7:50 p.m. Whore (Luna, Spain) 10 p.m.

SUNDAY: Latino Film Festival -- Aro Tolbukhin, In the Mind of a Killer (Villaronga et al, Mexico). $7 11 a.m. Sex with Love (Quercia, Chile). $7 1 p.m. Step Forward (Schneider, Venezuela). $7 3:25 p.m. Arcibel's Game (Lecchi, Argentina ) 5:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony and the film Torremolinos 73 (Berger, Spain). $25 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Nov. 8-10): Brit filmmaker Simon Pummell's "kaleidoscopic lifecycle journey" Bodysong (2004). $8.50 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed 1, 3, 5 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: Amélie filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet' s much darker science-fictional dream, The City of Lost Children (co-directed by Marc Caro, France, 1995) 6:15, 8:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:15 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

STARTS TUESDAY: Björk is Dancing in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark, 2000), screening through Nov. 28 6:15, 8:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.


1285 Sutter (at Van Ness), 474-8700 for venue; 554-5525 and for this program. For regular screenings at this multiplex, see our Showtimes page. The 28th annual American Indian Film Festival screens here this week. See Night & Day for more information. $6 save as noted.

SATURDAY: A Tattoo on My Heart: The Warriors of Wounded Knee (Abourezk and Lawlor) and The Ghost Riders (Aamodt) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Documentaries including Shellmound (Cediel) and Oil on Ice (Boudart and Djaressi). $5 noon Totem (Cardinal) and G (De la Rosa and Lowe). $5 3:30 p.m. America's First Horse (Midthunder) and the Hollywood feature Hidalgo (Johnston) 7 p.m.

MONDAY: Documentaries including The Rules of the Game (Lam and Burke) and Tribal Journey to Tulalip (Browder). $5 noon Three shorts, including one by the prolific Alan Smithee, and the narrative feature American Indian Grafitti (Judd and Jacob) 7 p.m.


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