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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: Brother to Brother (Rodney Evans, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Robert Stone, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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

FRIDAY: ATA marks "Buy Nothing Day" with a screening of Affluenza (1998), an Oregon public television program condemning consumerism 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: A "Hillbillies and Hobos" program screens Bill Daniel's Who Is Bozo Texino?, on the history of train graffiti, plus Jon Parker's Piece by Piece and Melinda Stone's Underfoot on Bay Area graffiti. See for more info 8:30 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.

DAILY: The director's 132-minute cut of Burn! (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy, 1969), a drama of 1840s imperialism with Marlon Brando. Screens through Dec. 2 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35 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: Björk is Dancing in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark, 2000) 6:15, 8:30 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

STARTS TUESDAY: Henry Koster's Christmas perennial The Bishop's Wife (1946) screens through Dec. 26 at 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, This single-screen art deco theater has reopened with a policy mixing new and repertory programming. $8.

DAILY: The Polar Express (Robert Zemeckis, 2004). See Ongoing for review Wed 4, 6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.; Sat 1, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m., 1, 5:45, 7:45 p.m.; Mon & Tues 6, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A "Men We Love" series screens Peter Weir's Indonesian-set drama The Year of Living Dangerously (Australia, 1983) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: "Men We Love" -- Johnny Depp, dipped in Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, 2000) 3 p.m.

SUNDAY: Cary Grant is Larkly Lovable in North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 3 p.m.


3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Popular holdover programs from the "big" Roxie two doors down.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Future of Food (Deborah Koons, 2004) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, One of this multiplex's screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For other Lumiere programs, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Brother to Brother (Rodney Evans, 2004). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Robert Stone, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.


601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater. For the rest of the Opera Plaza's schedule, see our Showtimes page. $8.75.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (Shemi Zarhin, Israel, 2003). See Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for program.


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

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Theater closed.

FRIDAY: Marcel Pagnol's novellike, novel-length "Fanny Trilogy" screens this weekend. Tonight, Marius (Alexander Korda, 1931; 7:30 p.m. ) gets the ball rolling with its deceptively simple story of a fishmonger in love with a sailor. The story unfolds further in Fanny (Marc Allegret, 1932; 8:55 p.m.).

SATURDAY: "Fanny Trilogy" -- Fanny 4:30 p.m. Jacques Richard's Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (France, 2004) offers a 210-minute tour of the legendary cinephile's cave of wonders 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: An Astrid Lindgren series of films for children screens Rasmus and the Vagabond (Olle Hellbom, Sweden, 1981), about an orphan searching for parents. $5 3 p.m. "Fanny Trilogy" -- The trilogy concludes with César (Pagnol, 1936), foregrounding Marius' philosophical dad (Raimu) 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Latent Image Excavations," a program of new experimental work by Lynn Marie Kirby involving the exposure of raw stock to the elements. Artist in person 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.

SUNDAY: The premiere of a docudrama "depicting the life and death of Fred Rerun' Berry," Compton 902911 (2004). $5 9 p.m.

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


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now 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: Callas Forever (Franco Zeffirelli, Spain, 2002); see Opening for review 6:45, 9:10 p.m. Lightning in a Bottle (Antoine Fuqua, 2004) 7, 9:20 p.m. Remember Me, My Love (Gabriele Muccino, Italy, 2003) 6:30, 9 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Callas Forever, Lightning in a Bottle, and Remember Me, My Love continue. Call for times.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Zach Braff's well-made cult film Garden State (2004) 2, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Closed for turkey (or tofu loaf).

FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: A legendary week of surfing in December 1994 is recalled in High Noon at Low Tide (Eric Nelson, 2004); see Opening for more 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 2, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1): Young teens up Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes, 2004) without a paddle 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 and $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The heir of the Johnson & Johnson family was Born Rich (Jamie Johnson, 2004) 6, 8 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2004) 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 4 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (Xan Cassavetes, 2004). See Opening for review 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.


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. The Stanford continues a mostly Marlon Brando series, mingled with musicals.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers enjoy one of their best, Swingtime (George Stevens, 1937; 7:30 p.m.). Astaire teamed with Rita Hayworth in You Were Never Lovelier (William A. Seiter, 1942; 5:40, 9:25 p.m.), with the Hispanic Hayworth correctly cast for once (as an Argentine).

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Marlon Brando is a surly bike rebel in The Wild One (Laslo Benedek, 1952; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:45 p.m.), while Montgomery Clift seeks A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951; 5:15, 9 p.m.) with Elizabeth Taylor.



2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: The 2004 edition of Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation screens every weekend through Dec. 25. $9 7:30, 9:30 p.m., midnight.


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