WEDNESDAY (March 31): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival presents the "New Jewish Filmmaking Project," a program of works by and about teenagers. $7, free for teens who RSVP to 206-1235 6:30, 8:15 p.m.
THURSDAY (April 1): An S.F. Cinematheque-sponsored screening of Phil Hoffman's "lyrical diaristic" What These Ashes Wanted. Artist in person. $7. To participate in Hoffman's interactive Opening Series, arrive at 7 p.m. Films at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY (April 2): A two-week program of films by "Japanese Cassavetes" Shunichi Nagasaki opens with A Tender Place (2001), a 201-minute exploration of the emotional ramifications of a missing child. $7 7 p.m.
The seventh annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival takes place April 1-4. Call (707) 933-2600 or visit www.cinemaepicuria.org for more information.