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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: 5x2 (François Ozon, France, 2004) 7, 9:20 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 1-7): Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005). 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 (July 1): Chicago's touring series of indies from the Windy City, "The Ice Capades," screens short films including Warren Johnston's We're Just Walking, Jen Gerber's Cut and Dry, and Camela Jean Christopher's For Someone Else's Eyes Only. Plus live music by Velvetron 8 p.m.

SUNDAY (July 3): This month's "Street Level TV" features reports on the Badlands protests in the Castro, cars that run on vegetable oil, West Oakland's People's Grocery, and Greenaction's Bayview-Hunters Point protests against PG&E 8 p.m.


3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts. See our Showtimes page for additional listings.

WEDNESDAY: A "Human/Nature" series continues with Werner Herzog's masterpiece, Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Germany, 1972; 2:35, 7 p.m.) and Akira Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala (U.S.S.R., 1975; noon, 4:20, 8:55 p.m.), both addressing survival in the wilderness -- how not, and how to, respectively.

THURSDAY: "Human/Nature" -- A South Polar expedition is charted in South (1919; 3:05, 7 p.m.), produced by Frank Hurley and explorer Ernest Shackleton himself; and People of the Wind (U.K., 1976; 12:55, 4:50, 8:45 p.m.), produced by Anthony Howath and David Koff, documenting the 200-mile annual trek of the Bakhtiari tribe.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: "Human/Nature" -- The disappearing traditions of Tibet and its salt-seeking tribesmen are recorded in both Himalaya (Eric Valli, France, 1999; 12:35, 4:50, 9:10 p.m.) and Saltmen of Tibet (Ulrike Koch, Germany, 1997; 2:40, 7 p.m.).

SUNDAY: "Human/Nature" -- Wild horses shouldn't keep you from The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard, 1979; 2:40, 7 p.m.), with filmmaker in person at the evening show (schedule permitting). Also, John Sayles' fable for bright kids, The Secret of Roan Inish (1994; 12:40, 4:55, 9:15 p.m.).

MONDAY & TUESDAY: Humanity and nature are decidedly out of balance in Godfrey Reggio's city symphony Koyaanisqatsi (1983; 1:55, 5:35, 9:20 p.m.), screening with a new print of Rolando Klein's Chac (Mexico/Chile, 1974; noon, 3:40, 7:25 p.m.), a re-creation of tales from Chiapas.


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" every Saturday this summer, hosted by Peaches Christ. $10.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (July 1 & 2): The bizarre Ms. Peaches' "Midnight Mass" is open for business with Russ Meyer's bizarre yet compelling Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), with its compelling star Tura Satana in person midnight.


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 on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: A double bill of costume dramas (using the term advisedly) screens Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (U.K., 1975; 12:30, 6 p.m.) and Ridley Scott's The Duellists (U.K., 1977; 3:45, 9:45 p.m.), depicting adventurer Ryan O'Neal's rise and fall, and the swordplay of hotblooded Frenchies Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, respectively.

THURSDAY: I forget what I thought of Serge Bourguignon's Sundays and Cybelle (France, 1962), about an amnesiac who befriends an orphan 7, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 1-7): Sex, Politics and Cocktails (Julien Hernandez, 2004). See Opening for review 7, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Mon, & 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.

DAILY (Closed Mondays): The top-rated Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs (Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak, 2002), soon to be remade by Martin Scorsese, screens through July 24. "Starts at dusk."


549 Magnolia (at Post), Larkspur, 924-5111, This single-screen art deco theater mixes new and repertory programming. $8 save as noted.

DAILY: Look out for the paparazzi! Herbie: Fully Loaded (Angela Robinson, 2005) Wed-Sun & Tues 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.; Mon 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.


1572 California (at Polk), 352-0810, This multiplex is only partly a "calendar house" rep theater; for the rest of the Lumiere schedule, see our Showtimes page. $9.50.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 5x2 (François Ozon, France, 2004) 7:15, 9:35 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 1-7): Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005). See Opening for review. Call for times.


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: Philip Makanna's Shoot the Whale (1971), "a delirious, peace-loving pageant" shot with the street theater troupe the East Bay Sharks in and around Death Valley 7:30 p.m.


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