SUNDAY (April 22): ExperiMEX, a program of new experimental Films from Mexico, includes All Water Has a Perfect Memory (Natalia Almada) 7, 9 p.m.
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The latest Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation runs through April 28. 18 and over only. $9 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
SUNDAY: Dead Channels, a series of cult horror classics, screens the pioneering grindhouse film, Dwain Esper's Maniac (1934), a rare example of early exploitation 7 p.m. It's followed by a double-bill of Preacherman (Albert T. Viola, 1971), with Viola as a clerical con artist cleaning out a Southern town, and Black Gestapo (Lee Frost, 1975), about an uprising against white gangsters 8:30 p.m. $8 a program.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $8 save as noted. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts.
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (April 19-22): The local premiere of Taiwanese artist Tsai Ming-Liang's latest, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006), screening in 35 mm Thurs-Sat 7, 9 p.m.; Sun 4, 7 p.m.
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