SUNDAY (Oct. 23): Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka lectures on "Metaphoric Films" and screens his classic critique of tourism, Unsere Afrikareise (1966), and his new film, Poetry and Truth (2003) 7:30 p.m.
This Thursday the Danger and Despair Knitting Circle returns with a 16mm film noir series that recurs like a misty dream. On Oct. 20, Jeffrey Hunter attempts to forcibly displace Dana Andrews from Ann Francis' life in Brainstorm. This sounds like a case for Cannon, which is good, as the actor William Conrad directed this 1965 (late for noir) film. For more info, see www.noirfilm.com; to make a reservation and get directions to the screening locale, contact 552-1533 or e-mail email@example.com. ... The eighth annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) takes place Oct. 19-23 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, with a program of 32 films and videos on topics from whales to Iraq. For more info, see www.unaff.org.