SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Carmen Miranda's American debut, Down Argentine Way (Irving Cummings, 1940; 7:30 p.m.; also Sun 3:20 p.m.), a Fox musical top-lining Don Ameche and Betty Grable, screening with the Elizabeth Taylor horse opera National Velvet (Clarence Brown, 1944; 5:15, 9:15 p.m.).
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
SUNDAY (Dec. 4): Jamie Foxx stars as convict and author Stan "Tookie" Williams in Redemption (Vondie Curtis-Hall, 2004), screening as a benefit for those trying to prevent Williams' impending execution. Danny Glover, Kevin Epps, and Williams co-author Barbara Becnel in person. $10 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Nov. 30): The S.F. Jewish Film Festival continues a series on blacklisted screenwriters with Sahara (Zoltan Korda, 1943; 6 p.m.), a desert-set war drama with Humphrey Bogart and Rex Ingram, penned by Hollywood Ten member John Howard Lawson; and Edgar G. Ulmer's offbeat Mexican western The Naked Dawn (1955; 8 p.m.), expanded by screenwriter Julian Zimet from a short story by Soviet author Maxim Gorky. Separate admission.
FRIDAY (Dec. 2): S.F. Cinematheque presents a program of work from the LLTR ("Lesbians to the Rescue") collective, including Linda Benglis' Now ("layers of self images to challenge notions of agency, temporality and polymorphous autoeroticism"), Ulrike Müller's Mock Rock ("mirrors the social experience of loneliness in the cultural conditionality of nature"), and more 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY (Dec. 4): A program of "Post Future Retro Performance Works by Women" includes Patty Chang's Untitled (Eels), mixing montage and "endurance art," and Megan Michalak's Nightshade, combining "circus arts with an unsettling comment about the formation of identity." Michalak in person 7:30 p.m.
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