A Theater Near You

7/5/07 to 8/21/07

This summer's installment in our ongoing repertory series brings you East Bay premieres of major new films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tsai Ming-liang, and Corneliu Porumboiu, plus a special pre-broadcast premiere of Steven Okazaki's compelling documentary White Light/Black Rain and new prints of classics by Altman, Ichikawa, and Kurosawa.

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  • Syndromes and a Century, July 13, 15|Syndromes and a Century, July 13, 15

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  • High and Low

    • Tuesday, August 21 7:30pm

    A kidnapping becomes a moral dilemma for executive Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa's take on the American police thriller, adapted from an Ed McBain novel. "One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed . . . both spine-tingling and compassionate."-N.Y. Times

  • Fires on the Plain

    • Saturday, August 18 5:45pm

    Kon Ichikawa's grim antiwar classic about the last days of the Pacific War, set amidst a weakened Japanese army in Leyte. "So powerfully felt and intensely expressed it turns rage into beauty."-Pauline Kael

  • White Light/Black Rain

    • Thursday, August 2 7:30pm

    Steven Okazaki in Person. Academy Award–winning Bay Area documentarian Okazaki (Days of Waiting; American Sons) presents the most thorough visual and narrative account yet of the events of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings, told through the recollections and photos of survivors.

  • Syndromes and a Century

    • Sunday, July 15 5:00pm

    Please see Friday, July 13.

  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

    • Sunday, July 15 7:05pm

    Please see Friday, July 13.

  • 12:08 East of Bucharest

    • Saturday, July 14 8:20pm

    A TV talk show turns into a battle over the success of the Romanian Revolution in this hilarious Eastern European allegory. "Savvy but concrete, gentle but sharp as a knife."-Variety

  • Syndromes and a Century

    • Friday, July 13 7:00pm

    By the director of Blissfully Yours and Tropical Malady, a shimmering Thai portrait of love and remembrance, mirrored in two parts, rural and urban. Repeated on Sunday, July 15.

  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

    • Friday, July 13 9:05pm

    Several nocturnal wanderers search for connection in the latest from Tsai Ming-liang (The Hole, Goodbye Dragon Inn), set in the crumbling mega-city of Kuala Lumpur. "Looks ravishing."-Variety. Repeated on Sunday, July 15.

  • The Long Goodbye

    • Saturday, July 7 5:45pm

    Please see Thursday, July 5.

  • The Long Goodbye

    • Thursday, July 5 7:30pm

    Robert Altman's casually ironic, surprisingly apt adaptation casts Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe adrift in seventies L.A. With Elliott Gould, Sterling Hayden, and stunning widescreen photography by Vilmos Zsigmond, showcased in this new print. Repeated on Saturday, July 7.