Artists' Television Access. "CCSF Directing Class": Join the CCSF Department of Cinema's Motion Picture Directing class for a screening of its 2007 final film projects. The showcase features a variety of narrative scenes starring bay area actors. Thu., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. $3-$5. Belle du Jour: WHORE! Magazine and the St. James Infirmary present CINEWHORES, a monthly program of feature films exploring sex, money, power, and the goodness of going bad. Mon., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. $5-$20. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: It's a Wonderful Life: What is wrong with these people!? No one should make fun of this movie. But Sherilyn Connelly, Jim Fourniadis, Sean Owens, and some other S.O.B.s will tonight. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Castro Theatre. "PFA at the Castro: Charles Chaplin": Through Dec. 12. $6-$9. 18th Annual "Home for the Holidays" Concert in Two Acts: Concert presented by the 200-plus men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Thu., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. $17-$30. It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine: Crispin Glover's latest opus. See Opening listings. Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m. $20. "Tracy & Hepburn Double Feature": Adam's Rib and Pat and Mike. Tue., Dec. 18, 1:25 p.m. $11-$13. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Pacific Film Archive. "Ingmar Bergman: Light and Shadow": Bergman. What's left to say about Bergman? The series includes Wild Strawberries, Through a Glass Darkly, The Seventh Seal, etc. Through Dec. 20. $5.50-$9.50. "Charles Chaplin": A series of pristine prints is an invitation to reconsider the career of the extraordinary performer and complex artist. Thursdays through Sundays. Through Dec. 19. $5.50-$9.50. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Red Vic Movie House. Sharkwater: Rob Stewart's documentary about shark hunting, and how we shouldn't hunt them even though they occasionally gnaw on us. Wed., Dec. 12, 2 p.m.; Dec. 12-4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Dec. 13-2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $5-$8.50. Control: Feature film by Anton Corbijn about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. Fri., Dec. 14, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 15, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 2 & 4:30 p.m. $5-$8.50. The Draughtsman's Contract: Peter Greenaway in 1982! OMG! Sun., Dec. 16, 2, 4:15, 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 17, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Winged Migration: Jacques Perrin's awesome look at bird life. Tue., Dec. 18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
The Roxie New College Film Center: Buddha's Lost Children: Mark Verkerk's portrait of Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto, the Tiger Monk, in the Golden Triangle region of northern Thailand. Nightly at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Additional screenings Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Through Dec. 12. All in This Tea: Directors Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht follow the tea trade. See Opening listings. Nightly at 7:00 and 8:40 p.m. Additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12-20. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten: Directed by Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Through Dec. 19. Valley of the Heart's Delight: New drama set in Depression-era San Jose, directed by Tim Boxell. Through Dec. 13, 7 & 9 p.m. "Crazy Rays: Science Fiction and the Avant-Garde": Presented by SF Cinematheque. Thu., Dec. 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m. What Would Jesus Buy?: Reverend Billy wants you to buy a movie ticket and nothing else. Dec. 14-20. The World's Greatest Sinner: Timothy Carey plays an insurance salesman turned fascist rock 'n' roll evangelist. Sat., Dec. 15, 7 & 9:15 p.m. The Roxie New College Film Center, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
SF Museum of Modern Art. "True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography": In conjunction with Jeff Wall's retrospective, the artist selects some of the films that most influenced him, including independent classics from the 1960s and 1970s. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant: Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m, and Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m. Persona: Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., and Dec. 22, 3:00 p.m. The Mother and the Whore: Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m., and Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m. Through Dec. 29. "Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from About 1992 Until Now": Through Feb. 24, 2008. Joseph Cornell: Films: In conjunction with the exhibition "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination," SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque copresent three programs of Cornell's experimental films and those he influenced. Program Three: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Through Dec. 14. Jeff Wall: Retrospective: Michael Blackwood Productions presents a retrospective film on the artist. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Keita: The Heritage of the Griot: Dani Koyaté's story about myths, men, and schooling. Presented by California Newsreel, the San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the Museum of the African Diaspora. Wed., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. Silent Light: Mexican director Carlos Reygadas takes on Mennonite adultery. Thu., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
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