One-Night Stands for the week of October 17 

Repertory film listings

Reviews by Michael Covino and Kelly Vance Thu., Oct.18

Half Moon: With Saddam out of the picture, a dozen Kurdish musicians attempt to travel from Iranian to Iraqi Kurdistan to perform. (PFA, 7:30)

Thrillville's Monster-Rama: Featuring House of Frankenstein (1944) and Brides of Dracula (1960), plus theremin lounge band Project Pimento. (EC, 7:30)

Joss Whedon Night: Three episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, including "Once More with Feeling" and two additional Halloween specials. (PW, 9:15)

Oakland International Film Festival: The sixth annual festival's opening day features Thomas Sankara along with three shorts. (GL, 6:00)

Fri., Oct. 19 The Knack ... and How to Get It: Richard Lester's slapstick rendition of this London stage hit about two men, one who knows how to get girls and the other who wants to learn, never quite comes off; but he shows a fine sense of commix timing and a clever visual sense that keeps this rollicking comic exercise pretty much on-keel. (PFA, 7:00)

Alfie: Michael Caine plays the womanizing Cockney playboy in this 1966 British film adaptation of Bill Naughton's hit West End play. (PFA, 8:45)

The Lost Boys: Dianne Wiest and her two sons move to the beach town of Santa Carla, where teenage vampires are chewing up people. Occasionally funny, but this horror flick lacks fangs. (97 min., 1987). — M.C. (PM, midnight)

Oakland International Film Festival: The festival's second day presents a mix of features and shorts. (GL, 6:00)

Sat., Oct. 20 Seven Chances: Buster Keaton has to get married by 7 p.m. to inherit seven million dollars, and advertises for a wife. Swiftly, he's engulfed by a thundering horde of matrimony-minded maidens, who pursue him with the aid of several hundred giant boulders. — N.W. (PFA, 3:00)

Half Moon: See Thursday. (PFA, 6:30)

For a Few Dollars More: The second film of Sergio Leone's Man with No Name trilogy has the imperturbable, cigar-smoking Clint Eastwood and lean, mean, black-clad Lee Van Cleef as the bounty hunters tracking down the bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) (130 min., 1965). — M.C. (PFA, 8:45)

The Lost Boys: See Friday. (PM, midnight)

Oakland International Film Festival: The festival's third day features California's Lost Tribes and six other features and shorts. (GL, 5:15)

Babe: An orphaned piglet named Babe finds happiness and gets into mischief after being adopted by a friendly farmer and his border collie sheepdogs. (92 min., 1995). — K.V. (Old Oakland Outdoor Movie Series, 9th and Washington sts., dusk.)

The Mummy: Karl Freund directed and photographed this creditable entry in the Universal horror cycle (1932). (78 min.) — D.K. (EC, 6:00)

Sun., Oct. 21 Once Upon a Time in the West: Sergio Leone's epic tribute to Hollywood Westerns — mythical in its accent on archetypal whores, bandits, avengers, and industrialists; historical in its depiction of the impact of new technologies and economic imperatives on the Old West — is much denser and sociologically richer than his earlier films in the Man with No Name trilogy, though not as well paced. (140 min., 1968). — M.C. (PFA, 5:30)

Oakland International Film Festival: The festival's fourth day presents two features and a package of shorts. (GL, 5:30)

The Mummy: See Saturday. (EC, 5:00)

Mon., Oct. 22 Oakland International Film Festival: The festival's fifth day presents two features and a package of shorts. (GL, 6:00)

Tue., Oct. 23

Free Radical: The Films of Len Lye: A chronological survey of Len Lye's pioneering direct-animation films from 1929 to 1957. (PFA, 7:30)

Oakland International Film Festival: Two features and three shorts at the festival's sixth day. (GL, 6:00)

Arab Film Festival: The eleventh annual festival's opening night in Berkeley features the documentary Since You Left. (CA, 6:30)

Wed., Oct. 24 HD Program 2: Works by Theo Angell, Benton-C Bainbridge, Ericka Beckman, Lili Chin, Bradley Eros, Gregory King, Alix Pearlstein, Jennifer Sullivan, Leslie Thornton, and Gail Vachon from the Voom network of television channels. (PFA, 7:30)

Oakland International Film Festival: The festival's final day features This is Nollywood, Angels Can't Help, and numerous shorts. (GL, 6:00)

Arab Film Festival: The second day of the festival presents one short and two features. (CA, 6:30, 8:30)


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