August 21, 2002



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Schedules are for Wed/21 through Tues/27 except where noted. Double features are noted with a . Director and year are given when available.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia; 824-3890. "Smoke the Pipe Dream" (Sturm) and "In Parking Lot of Shoplifted Delights" (Church), plus live set by Marina Lazzarra Fri, 8 ($3-5). Gaza Strip (Longley, 2002) Sat, 7 ($5). Event also includes music by Fojimoto and John O'Brien. "Girls on Film," women of color screening series Sun, 7 ($5).

BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Community Room, 2090 Kittredge, Berk; (510) 981-6100. Free. Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (Kirkland, 2002) Thurs, 7. Filmmaker in person.

CASTRO 429 Castro; 621-6120. $4.50-7. Pépé le Moko (Duvivier, 1937) Wed-Thurs, 7, 9:10 (also Wed, 1, 3, 5). Metropolis (Lang, 1927) Aug 23-29, 7, 9:20 (also Sat-Sun, Wed, 2, 4:30).

DOUGLAS PARKING LOT Harrison between 15th and 17th Sts, Oakl; Free. "Liberation Drive-In," media speakeasy with films projected on outdoor walls; bring FM radio to hear sound broadcast Fri-Sat, 9.

EXPLORATORIUM McBean Theater, 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE. $6-10. "Seeing Film Series": "Observing Place," short films about perception Sat, 2.

'FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK' Creek Park, 400 block of Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo. Sullivan's Travels (Sturges, 1942) Fri, 8:30; O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen, 2000) Sat, 8:30. Outdoor screenings; bring seating.

NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA 776 Valencia; 437-3465. $3-5. "Films for Activism and Social Change": Zapatista (Big Noise) Wed, 7:30.

NEW PFA THEATER 2575 Bancroft; (510) 454-1222. $4.50-7. "Higher Education: Ephemera from the Prelinger Archives": "School Daze," educational, industrial, and amateur films introduced by archivist Rick Prelinger Wed, 7:30. "The Films of Anne-Marie Miéville": First Name: Carmen (1984) Thurs, 7:30; Soft and Hard (Godard and Miéville, 1985) and Reaching an Understanding (2000) Tues, 7:30. "Frantisek Vlácil: Czech Film Poet": Serpent's Poison (1982) Fri, 7:30; Shadow of a Fern (1985) Sun, 5:30. "Jean Gabin: Working-Class Hero": Pépé le Moko (Duvivier, 1937) Sat, 7; The Lower Depths (Renoir, 1936) Sat, 8:50.

111 MINNA GALLERY 111 Minna; $5. "Microcinema presents Independent Exposure": "All Women Edition," short films and videos by female directors Tues, 8.

LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 849-2568. Call for price. Truth: Exposing Israeli Apartheid (Campbell) Thurs, 7:30. Event also includes a talk titled "Washinton: Israel's Most Important Occupied Territory," by Jeffrey Blankfort. Proceeds benefit the Middle East Children's Alliance and the film's distribution.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222. $5.50-8.50. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) call for times. Siddhartha (Rooks, 1972) call for times. Sex and Lucía (Medem, 2001) call for times. Happy Times (Zhang, 2000) call for times. Secret Ballot (Payami, 2001) Aug 23-29, call for times. "Celebrating 25 Years: Mill Valley Film Festival": The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (Young, 1982) Wed, 7; Salaam Bombay! (Nair, 1988) Sun, 7.

RED VIC 1727 Haight; 668-3994. $3-6.50. Nine Queens (Bielinsky, 2001) Wed-Thurs, 7, 9:25 (also Wed, 2). The Cockettes (Weber and Weissman, 2002) Fri-Sat, 7:15, 9:15 (also Sat, 2, 4). Lagaan (Gowariker, 2002) Sun-Mon, 7:30 (also Sun, 2). Kissing Jessica Stein (Herman-Wurmfeld, 2002) Aug 27-28, 7:15, 9:20 (also Aug 28, 2).

ROXIE 3117 16th St; 863-1087. $3-7. Rivers and Tides (Riedelsheimer, 2001) Wed-Tues, 6, 8, 10 (also Wed, Sat-Sun, 2, 4). Biggie and Tupac (Broomfield, 2002) Thurs, 10 (sneak preview; film opens for regular run Sept 25).

SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, Main Branch, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. Free. "Invitation to the Opera": "La cenerentola" (Salzburg Festival production, 1988) Thurs, noon. Large-screen video presentation.

SAN FRANCISCO RICHMOND BRANCH LIBRARY, 351 Ninth Ave; 666-7165. Free. "Jurassic MTV: Music and Moving Images B.C. (Before Cable," 16mm short films made between 1977 and 1982 and featuring bands such as Devo, the Cramps, and Yello Thurs, 7.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. $3-6. These Are Not My Images (Neither There Nor Here) (Batsry, 2000) Tues-Sun, noon. Through Oct 13. "Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes presents": One Two Three (Wilder, 1961) Wed, 7:30 ($5-6).