At the theaters
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“If Beale Street Could Talk” - Regina King has already won a Golden Globe Award and is an Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress in If Beale Street Could Talk. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has won an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Based on a novel by James Baldwin, the drama is set in early-1970s Harlem. It's a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and an African-American family's empowering embrace, told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers. A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that connected her and her artist fiance Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. (R, 1 h0ur, 57 mins.) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, Saturday, Feb. 9, Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.
“Young Picasso” - Exhibition on Screen - The cinematic detective story looks in detail at the journey of Pablo Picasso’s life and traces his path to genius and offers unique insight into the artist's masterpieces at museums in Malaga, Barcelona, Paris and New York as well as additional insight from historians, curators, letters from friends and lovers, and Picasso's grandson Olivier Widmaier Picasso. The carefully crafted documentary includes two critical periods in Picasso's life - the Blue and Pink Periods - but does not overlook the years before those which are, though much less well-known, absolutely formative. (NR, 1 hour, 31 minutes) Screens Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
‘Last Chance Harvey” - Special Valentine’s Day screening - Harvey (Dustin Hoffman) is in London for a weekend to attend his daughter's weddine When he arrives, Harvey discovers his daughter’s stepfather is walking her down the aisle. And - his boss has made it clear he has to be back by Monday or his days as a jingle writer are over. He leaves the wedding to get to the airport, misses the flight anyway and knows he has lost his job. Drowning his sorrows at the airport bar, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate (Emma Thompson), a slightly prickly, 40-something employee of the Office of National Statistics. Kate is touched by Harvey, who finds himself energized by her intelligence and compassion. (PG-13, strong language; 93 minutes) Screens Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. - one show only - complimentary refreshments start at 3:30 p.m. Free for members. $10/non members.
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“The Maltese Falcon” - The Spade and Archer San Francisco detective agency - that's for Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and Miles Archer. The men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wonderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be for the lust of a bird statuette: the Maltese Falcon. (1941; 1 hour, 40 minutes) Playing Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
“Vice” - Governor George W. Bush (Academy Award nominee Sam Rockwell) of Texas picks Dick Cheney (Academy Award nominee Christian Bale) the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his new found power to help reshape the country and the world. (R; 2 hours, 12 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 10; plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (2 p.m. with captions) and Thursday, Feb. 14.
“Harriet The Spy” - Stories to Screen Series: Elementary Adventures - An updated version of Louise Fitzhugh's best-selling 1964 children's novel. Sixth grade outcast and spy Harriet M. Welsch (Michelle Trachtenberg) is an only child who has mostly been raised by her nanny, Golly (Rosie O'Donnell). But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? (PG, 1996; 1 hour, 40 minutes) Playing Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.
“Young Picasso” - Exhibition on Screen - Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? It is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. The film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. (1 hour, 15 minutes) See it Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/ theater members, $5/youth 18 and under.
“Romeo and Juliet” - The San Francisco Ballet - With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”has packed houses around the world. Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult, $18/members, $5/youth 18 and under.
“Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies” - Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, "Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies," with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum, lends the basis of this program, revealing Van Gogh's art and his genius, while allowing audiences to understand the importance of drawing as part of his craft. (90 minutes) Playing Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/members, $5/youth 18 and under.