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Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.

"ARAB FILM FESTIVAL" Various Bay Area and SoCal venues; www.arabfilmfestival.org. $10-25. 16th annual fest featuring films from and about the Arab world, through Sun/21.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.othercinema.com. $7. "Other Cinema:" films about space exploration introduced by Megan Prelinger, Sat, 8.

BALBOA 3630 Balboa, SF; www.cinemasf.com. $10. Company, filmed Broadway performance starring Neil Patrick Harris, Thu, 8.

BAYANIHAN CENTER 1010 Mission, SF; facinefest.wordpress.com. Free-$5. "Facine/19," festival of films from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora, Sat-Sun. Continues Oct 26-27 at War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission, Daly City.

CASTRO 429 Castro, SF; (415) 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com. $8.50-11. The Little Mermaid (Clements and Musker, 1989), presented sing-along style, Wed-Fri, 7. Death Becomes Her (Zemeckis, 1992), with pre-show starring Peaches Christ and Heklina, Sat, 8. This event, $20-40; more info at www.peacheschrist.com. •Logan's Run (Anderson, 1976), Sun, 2:30, 7, and The Hunger (Scott, 1983), Sun, 4:50, 9:20. •Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012), Tue, 3:15, 7, and Neil Young Journeys (Demme, 2011), Tue, 5:05, 8:50.

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $6.75-$10.25. Butter (Smith, 201), Wed-Thu, call for times. "Stars in Shorts," Wed-Thu, call for times. Decoding Deepak (Chopra, 2012), Wed-Thu, call for times. Fat Kid Rules the World (Lillard, 2012), Oct 19-25, call for times. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell and Pressburger, 1943), Fri, Sun, and Tue, call for times. Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D (Arnold, 1954), Sat, Mon, and Oct 24, call for times. Who Bombed Judi Bari? (Cherney, 2012), Sun, 7.

CLIF BAR 1451 66th St, Emeryville; calwildfilmfest.eventbrite.com. $20. "Wild and Scenic Film Festival," environmental films presented by the California Wilderness Coalition, Thu, 6.

EXPLORATORIUM 3601 Lyon, SF; www.exploratorium.edu. $19-25 (includes museum admission). "Home Movie Day," Sat, noon and 3.

PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE 2575 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-5249, bampfa.berkeley.edu. $5.50-9.50. "Alternative Visions:" Consuming Spirits (Sullivan, 2012), Wed, 7. "LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema:" Passing Through (Clark, 1977), with "When it Rains" (Burnett, 1995), Thu, 7; Compensation (Davis, 1999), with "Dark Exodus" (White, 1985), Tue, 7. "Grand Illusions: French Cinema Classics, 1928-1960:" À nous la liberté (Clair, 1931), Fri, 7. "Life is Short: Nikkatsu Studios at 100:" Gate of Flesh (Suzuki, 1964), Fri, 8:40. "Home Movie Day:" "Ernest Beane Home Movies and other African American Amateur Films," Sat, 6:30. "An Army of Phantoms: American Cinema and the Cold War:" The Wild One (Benedek, 1953), Sat, 8:45; Panic in the Streets (Kazan, 1950), Sun, 6:30. "A Theater Near You:" The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1966), Sun, 4.

ROXIE 3117 and 3125 16th St, SF; (415) 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $6.50-10. Decoding Deepak (Chopra, 2012), Wed, 6:45, 8:30. Detropia (Ewing and Grady, 2012), Wed, 7, 9. 3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom (Roberts, 2012), Wed, 10. Consuming Spirits (Sullivan, 2012), Thu, 7. "Clarion Alley Mural Project's 20th Anniversary," Thu, 7. "Not Necessarily Noir III:" Day of the Wolves (Grofe, 1971), Fri, 6:10, 10; Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992), Fri, 8 and midnight; Hard-Boiled (Woo, 1992), Sat, 1:15, 5:45, 10:15; To Live and Die in LA (Friedkin, 1985), Sat, 3:30, 8; Charley Varrick (Siegel, 1973), Sun, 1, 5:15, 9:30; One False Move (Franklin, 1992), Sun, 3:15, 7:30; Miami Blues (Armitage, 1990), Mon, 6, 9:55; Darker Than Amber (Clouse, 1970), Mon, 8; Cockfighter (Hellman, 1974), Tue, 6:15, 10; Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah, 1974), Tue, 8. Bel Borba Aqui (Sun and Costantini, 2012), Oct 19-25, 6:45, 8:40 (also Sat-Sun, 3:15, 5).

SFMOMA 151 Third St, SF; www.sfcinematheque.org. $10. "The Lighted Field: Beings and Relations," experimental films presented in conjunction with the "Field Conditions" exhibit, Thu, 7.

TANNERY 708 Gilman, Berk; berkeleyundergroundfilms.blogspot.com. Donations accepted. "Berkeley Underground Film Society:" M (Lang, 1931), Sun, 7:30.

2969 MISSION SF; www.answersf.org. $5-10. Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty (Bauknight, 2009), Sat, 7.

"UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL" Various Bay Area venues; www.unaff.org. $10-75. Documentary films about human rights and social justice issues, Oct 18-28.

VORTEX ROOM 1082 Howard, SF; Facebook: The Vortex Room. $7. "Don't Fear the Vortex:" •The Mephisto Waltz (Wendkos, 1971), Thu, 9, and Love Me Deadly (Lacerte, 1973), Thu, 11.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission, SF; www.ybca.org. $6-10. Side By Side (Kenneally, 2012), Thu and Sat, 7:30; Sun, 2. 

 

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