Why I’d rather be at the movies this weekend

This upcoming movie-packed weekend at Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley (2575 Bancroft Way) should be enough to drive cinephiles wild. Beginning at 7pm tonight, Friday/21, PFA continues its series of great epics by the German new wave pioneer Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Last weekend, PFA had a great turnout for its
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This weekend in Bay Area theaters

This weekend in the Bay Area, you have a variety of opportunities to catch exciting films both classic and current. The 3rd Annual Oakland Underground Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with “Yelling to the Sky,” which was a hit at this year’s SXSW and stars Zoe Kravitz — who really
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Mysterious Skin

“Fucking God!,” screams an aging Marlon Brando in the 1972 film, “Last Tango in Paris.” Ragged and wilting, this certainly isn’t the virile Brando of “Julius Caesar” or “On the Waterfront.” He’s weaker here, more vulnerable and intimate. And by the end of the film, he’s cradled, dead, in a
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