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Repertory film listings for May 8-14

Thu., May 8

San Francisco International Film Festival The festival's final day presents Renee Tajima-Peña's Calavera Highway and Yung Chang's Up the Yangtze. (PFA, 6:30)

Thrillville's Papa-Palooza Screenings of 1977's Bare Knuckles and 1975's Return to Macon County, plus a performance by the Twilight Vixen Revue. (PW, 7:30)

Sat., May 10

Mildred Pierce A nasty bit of melodrama centered on the efforts of one woman (Joan Crawford) to make a better life for herself by starting a restaurant that becomes quite successful — efforts that, finally, blind her to the creeps who are her lover and daughter (the daughter is a monster worthy of Douglas Sirk). Especially outstanding is the somber night photography (109 min., 1945). — M.C. (EC, 6:00)

Sun., May 11

Mildred Pierce See Saturday. (EC, 5:00)

The Plácido Domingo 40th Anniversary Gala Concert Concert film celebrating the fortieth anniversary of opera singer Plácido Domingo's first professional appearance in LA. Featuring the Los Angeles Opera and duets with soprano Patricia Racette. (S, 2:00)

Wed., May 14

Hysteria Set in Oakland, this post-9/11 film deals with religious dogma, inner trauma, and societal selfishness. (Humanist Hall, Oakland, 7:30) 


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