Artists' Television Access. "Video Resistance: Works by Oliver Ressle": Screenings of Venezuela from Below and The Fittest Survive on Jan. 31 and 5 Factories — Worker Control in Venezuela on Feb. 1 Discussions follow by Ann Robertson and Gabriel Cabrera. Thu., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. $6-$10. Jezus: El Teror!: A locally made cult classic by Ian Phillips Enggasser. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Castro Theatre. "San Francisco Film Noir Festival": Ten days and twenty films dedicated to double-crossing amoral black-and-white glamour. Through Feb. 3. www.noircity.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Clambake: Elvis rules Miami. Hosted by Sherilyn Connelly, Rimma Dreyband, and Mike Spiegelman. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Florence Gould Theater. "Cinema Supper Club: The Real Drama Queens": The February 7 offering from this dignified series is 1972's Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson. On Valentine's Day, the programmers take a sharp left and screen Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Starting Jan. 31. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Continues through Feb. 14. $10-$20. 34th Ave. & Clement (at Palace of the Legion of Honor), 863-3330.
Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions, including Q&A sessions. Also features a visual open mic: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 217-9340, www.feminapotens.com.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Totò, Peppino e la dolce vita: Part of a series honoring beloved Italian actor Totò; this 1954 feature film (presented in Italian without subtitles) was directed by Sergio Corbucci and features Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Gloria Paul, Taina Beryll, Rosalba Neri, and Francesco Mulè. Tue., Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.
<>Oddball Film and Video. Walkabout: Nicholas Roeg's rarely screened 1971 film about a journey through the Australian outback. Screens with Australian ethnographic shorts. Sat., Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.
Pacific Film Archive. "Movie Matinees for All Ages": An ongoing Saturday series. This winter, discover the magic of Georges Méliès, speed through New York with Harold Lloyd, and follow the adventures of Betty Boop and friends. Through Feb. 16. "Jean-Pierre Léaud: The New Wave and After": If the French New Wave has a face, it might be the beaky, piercing-eyed visage of Léaud. Through Feb. 29. "African Film Festival": Experience the vibrant voices and visions of recent African cinema, with a special focus on Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Bamako. See site for schedule. Through Feb. 28. "Cool World: Jazz and the Movies": A film series that features music ghosted by such greats as Harry James, Gene Krupa, and Charles McPherson. In some, the likes of Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, and Charles Mingus cut loose for the camera. See site for schedule. Through Feb. 6. "The Medieval Remake": In this series, European masters — from Eisenstein to Tarkovsky, from Dreyer to Bergman and Bresson — make and remake the Middle Ages in diverse forms and with diverse motivations, from political imperative to personal obsession. See site for schedule. Through Feb. 16. $5.50-$9.50. "A Theater Near You": A series presenting classic films and cult favorites, from Ophuls to Eraserhead, in restored or newly struck prints. Through Feb. 14. "Film 50: History of Cinema": An undergraduate UC Berkeley course open to the public as space permits. Through Feb. 27. "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Recent Experimental Documentaries": Speculative, observant, or interrogative, these docs manifest the urge to deal with the world — its people, its injustices, its beauty — in diverse strategies and to surprising effect. See site for schedule. Through Feb. 26. "Human Rights Watch International Film Festival": This year's program delivers insights about threats to human freedoms and the health of the planet, and celebrates the power of art to generate social change. See site for schedule. Feb. 2-24. "Screenagers": Works by the filmmakers of tomorrow at the Bay Area High School Film Festival. Sat., Feb. 2, 1 & 3 p.m. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Red Poppy Art House. "The Heart of the World": In Colombia, the Kagaba Indians think of themselves as the Elder Brothers of humanity. Alan Ereira's 1991 doc is subtitled The Elder Brothers Warning. Thu., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. 2698 Folsom (at 23rd St.), 826-2402, www.redpoppyarthouse.org.
Red Vic Movie House. Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains: Jonathan Demme's doc follows the former president on a book tour. Wed., Jan. 30, 2, 7 & 9:35 p.m. American Gangster: See Ongoing listings. Feb. 1-2, 8 p.m. "San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival Screenings": Saturday: Country dance doc Talking Feet and Tommy Jarrell fiddle flick Sprout Wings and Fly, with live music by Martha Spencer and Jack Cunningham at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday: Banjo flick The Ralph Stanley Story and dulcimer doc Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers, with live music by Town Mountain at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Feb. 2-3, 2 & 4 p.m. $12. The Battle of Algiers: Gillo Pontecorvo's depressingly still-relevant feature about an Algerian activist group facing up to racist French law enforcement. Feb. 3-4, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
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