A Theater Near You

9/1/07 to 10/27/07

PFA keeps the Bay Area tradition of vibrant repertory programming alive with this ongoing showcase for international festival hits, documentary discoveries, and recent restorations of beloved classics.

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  • Lights in the Dusk, October 12, 13

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Past Films

  • Killer of Sheep

    • Saturday, October 27 6:30 PM

    Please see Thursday, October 25.

  • Killer of Sheep

    • Thursday, October 25 7:30 PM

    Charles Burnett's poetic evocation of working-class Watts. "In its crystalline restoration . . . Killer of Sheep can be seen (and reseen) as a great-the greatest-cinematic tone poem of American urban life."-New York. Repeated on Saturday, October 27.

  • Half Moon

    • Saturday, October 20 6:30 PM

    Please see Thursday, October 18.

  • Half Moon

    • Thursday, October 18 7:30 PM

    Kurdish musicians attempt the journey from Iranian to Iraqi Kurdistan in this marvelous paean to the power and political vulnerability of music, directed by Bahman Ghobadi (Turtles Can Fly). Repeated on Saturday, October 20.

  • Manufactured Landscapes

    • Sunday, October 14 4:30 PM

    A pictorially ravishing tour of China's devastated industrial landscapes with photographer Edward Burtynsky.

  • Lights in the Dusk

    • Saturday, October 13 6:30 PM

    Please see Friday, October 12.

  • Lights in the Dusk

    • Friday, October 12 9:00 PM

    The conclusion of Aki Kaurismäki's "loser trilogy" is a lushly colored noir with the oddball lyricism of a Finnish tango. Repeated on Saturday, October 13.

  • Le Doulos

    • Sunday, September 2 7:00 PM

    Please see Saturday, September 1.

  • Le Doulos

    • Saturday, September 1 6:30 PM

    "For fans of classic hard-boiled crime cinema, nothing compete[s] with the crystalline new black-and-white print of . . . Jean-Pierre Melville's most influential film."-Salon. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Repeated on Sunday, September 2.

  • Bob le Flambeur

    • Saturday, September 1 8:40 PM

    "The cinematic Birth of the Cool, Melville's drollest, most likable gangster movie. . . . Exceedingly light on its feet."-Village Voice