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Schedules are for Wed/12-Tues/18 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features are marked with a •. All times p.m. unless otherwise specified.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. $6. "Other Cinema:" "Gerry Fialka's PXL This 20!," films made with the Fisher-Price PXL 2000, Sat, 8:30.

CASTRO 429 Castro, SF; (415) 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com. $7.50-15. •Dinner at Eight (Cukor, 1933), Wed, 2:50, 7, and Libeled Lady (Conway, 1936), Wed, 4:55, 9:05. Arab Film Festival: Egyptian Maidens (Amin, 2010), Thurs, 7:30. For tickets ($25) and complete festival information (festival runs through Oct 23 in SF, San Jose, and Berkeley), visit www.arabfilmfestival.org. •Fright Night (Holland, 1985), Fri, 7:30, and Child's Play (Holland, 1988), Fri, 9:30. "Marc Huestis Presents:" The Bad Seed (LeRoy, 1956), noon, 7:30, 9. With star Patty McCormack in person at noon and 7:30pm shows; for tickets ($10-35), call (415) 863-0611 or visit www.ticketfly.com. •The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973), Sun, 2:20, 7, and The Exorcist III (Blatty, 1990), Sun, 4:45, 9:25. Pearl Jam Twenty (Crowe, 2011), Tues, 8. Free screening presented by KQED; for reservations (recommended) visit kqed.org/pearljam.

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. Mill Valley Film Festival, through Sun/16. Tickets (most shows $13.50) and more info at www.mvff.com.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE 57 Post, SF; (415) 393-0100, rsvp@milibrary.org. $10 (reservations required as seating is limited). "CinemaLit Film Series: Discovering Myrna Loy:" Penthouse (Van Dyke, 1933), Fri, 6.

OAKLAND METRO OPERA HOUSE 630 Third St, Oakl; www.bloodsweatvinyl.com. $18. Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century (Thomas), Sat, 6. With performances by Oxbow and Evangelista, two of 20 bands featured in the documentary.

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA James Moore Theater, 1000 Oak, SF; www.museumca.org. Free with museum admission ($6-12). "Home Movie Day," movies submitted by the public as well as from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Sat, 1-5.

ODDBALL FILM AND VIDEO 275 Capp, SF; (415) 558-8112, rsvp@oddballfilm.com. $10. "Media Ecology Soul Salon (MESS) with Joey Bishop (aka Ed Holmes)," rare film clips and interview with Holmes by Gerry Fialka, Fri, 8:30.

PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-5249, bampfa.berkeley.edu. $5.50-9.50. "Paul Sharits: An Open Cinema:" "Paul Sharits: Midcareer Work" (1973-76), Wed, 7:30; "Late Work" (1975-82), Thurs, 7:30. "Rainer Werner Fassbender: Two Great Epics:" World on a Wire (1973), Fri, 7; Berlin Alexanderplatz, Parts I-III (1979-80), Sun, 2. "Home Movie Day:" "Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives," Sat, 6:30. "UCLA Festival of Preservation:" Sleep, My Love (Sirk, 1948), Sat, 8:45. "Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov:" "Kino-Pravda Nos. 9–11, 13 (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: A Film Poem Dedicated to the October Celebrations)" (1922), Tues, 7.

PIEDMONT 4186 Piedmont, Oakl; (510) 464-5980, www.landmarktheatres.com. $15. The Room (Wiseau, 2003), Fri-Sat, midnight. Director and star Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero in person.

ROXIE 3117 and 3125 16th St, SF; (415) 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $5-9.75. American Teacher (Roth, 2011), Wed-Thurs, 8:45 (also Wed, 6:30). Sleep Furiously (Koppel, 2008), Wed-Thurs, 7, 9. San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Oct 14-27. For tickets (most shows $11) and more info, visit www.sfindie.com.

SFFS | NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post, SF; www.sffs.org. $13. "Taiwan Film Days:" Formosa Mambo (Wang, 2011), Fri, 7; Taivalu (Huang, 2011), Sat, 1:30; Pinoy Sunday (Ho, 2009), Sat, 4 and Sun, 7; You Are the Apple of My Eye (Giddens, 2011), Sat, 6; Honey Pupu (Chen, 2011), Sat, 9; The Coming of Tulku (Cheng), Sun, 1; Bear It (Cheng, 2011), Sun, 4:15; Ranger (Chienn, 2010), Sun, 9. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, SF; www.sfpl.org. Free. "Thursdays at Noon Film Series: When Women Got the Vote:" Iron-Jawed Angels (von Garnier, 2004), Thurs, noon. SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Coppola Theater, 1700 Holloway, SF; cinema.sfsu.edu. Free. "SFSU MFA Film Screening," Thurs, 7:30. VORTEX ROOM 1082 Howard, SF; www.myspace.com/thevortexroom. $5 donation. "The Vortex Incarnate:" •Masque of the Red Death (Corman, 1964), Thurs, 9, and Doctor Faustus (Burton and Coghill, 1967), Thurs, 11. YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission, SF; (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org. $6-8. "Mexico Rising: The Films of Nicolás Pereda:" Summer of Goliath (2010), Thurs, 7:30 and Sun, 2.

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