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Repertory film listings for January 8-14, 2009.

Thu., January 8

Elvis' Boxing B-Day Bash A screening of Presley's 1962 pop hit Kid Galahad, co-starring Charles Bronson, plus musical guests the Deadly Surfinatics and swing dancing with Mike & Cheryl. (EC, 9:15)

Sat., January 10

Casablanca This 1943 romance pairing Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in wartime Casablanca is one of the most pleasing films ever made. Bogart — cynic, romantic, lover, adventurer, smuggler, gun runner — tends a bar in Vichy-controlled Casablanca when his old love Bergman arrives, stirring up memories and desire and of course making life once again difficult (and fun). Will Bogart, comfortable in his expatriate existence, risk his peace of mind and even his life for the woman he loves and the cause of the French Resistance? Don't think about it too hard: you know the answer. With Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains, and poor confused Dooley Wilson singing "As Time Goes By." Directed by Michael Curtiz (102 min.). — M.C. (EC, 6:00)

Sun., January 11

Casablanca See Saturday. (EC, 5:00)

Wed., January 14

Amarcord Federico Fellini's good-natured anecdotal homage to life in his native Rimini is both lyrical and affecting, and avoids the false nostalgia and pathos that could have befallen such a project. Magical imagery abounds, like those dazzling peacocks flying through the snow, or the villagers' night outing to see a grand ocean liner, lights ablaze, sail majestically past in the darkness — a scene reminiscent of Garcia Marquez's magical story "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship" (123 min., 1974). — M.C. (PFA, 7:30)

Planet Earth The first two episodes ("Ice Worlds" and "Shallow Seas") of David Attenborough's award-winning documentary television series, originally broadcast on the BBC in 2006 (total running time 100 min.). (Humanist Hall, Oakland, 7:30)


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