WEDNESDAY: California Newsreel, the Museum of the African Diaspora and the S.F. Black Film Festival co-sponsor Moussa Sene Absa's Rocking Poponguine (Senegal, 1993), all about French pop music-loving teens vs. fans of American soul in the 1960s. Video screening. $8 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: A series of "transgressive documentaries" by Japan's Kazuo Hara opens with Extremely Private Eros Love Song (1974), a portrait of the director's ex-lover as she has a child with another man. $8 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: BAVC and the Third I Film Festival screen Local South Asian Short Films featuring Come On, Big Empty by Kirthi Nath and Amanda Davidson. $8 9 p.m.
SATURDAY: A Veteran's Day Special Screening of Hara's The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987), about a survivor of the New Guinea campaign in World War II "determined to reveal cannibalism in the last days of the Pacific war" among Japanese troops. $8 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: A S.F. Cinematheque screening of Gunvor Nelson's films about the Swedish landscape includes her new video True to Life. Nelson in person. $8 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Butoh - Dance of Darkness, a documentary about the radical dance form. $7 6:30 p.m.