Artists' Television Access. "A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Film Series": Screening Rebeca Chávez's documentary Moments With Fidel. Thu., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Castro Theatre. Across the Universe and Lars and the Real Girl: Double feature. Near as we can figure, the theme is "mediocrity." Wed., Feb. 6. "Bringin' on the Heartbreak": This Midnites for Maniacs triple-feature will break your heart and give you a pen, with Lucas (Corey Haim and Winona Ryder in 1986!), Say Anything (John Cusack's raison d'etre), and My Bloody Valentine ("There's more than one way to lose your heart" from 1981). Indestructible programmer Jesse Hawthorne Ficks strikes again. Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. $10. Superbad and The King of Kong: Dork double feature. Superbad screens at 3:05 and 7 p.m., King of Kong at 1:30, 5:20, and 9:15 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. La Vie en Rose and Black Book: Brave dames double feature. La Vie en Rose screens at 12:30 and 6 p.m., Black Book at 3:10 and 8:40 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. Into the Wild: See Ongoing listings. Mon., Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. I'm Not There and Control: Rock musicians double feature. I'm Not There screens at 7 p.m., Control at 9:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. "Bad Movie Night": Harum Scarum: Elvis rules the Middle East. Hosted by Jim Fourniadis, Geekboy, Mikl-Em, and others. Through Feb. 10, 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 focused on royalty is 1972's Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson. 6 p.m., $10-$20. 34th Ave. & Clement (at Palace of the Legion of Honor), 863-3330.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Siamo uomini o caporali?: Part of a series honoring beloved Italian actor Totò, this 1955 feature film (presented in Italian without subtitles) by Camillo Mastrocinque also features Paolo Stoppa, Fiorella Mari, Vincent Barbi and Mara Werlen. Tue., Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.
Multiple San Francisco locations. "San Francisco Independent Film Festival": Is it the new Sundance? Do you care? Produced by the able-bodied entity known as SF IndieFest, the fest screens documentaries, short films, and features worth seeing. Isn't that the important part? Feb. 7-20. www.sfindie.com.
Pacific Film Archive. "Movie Matinees for All Ages": An ongoing Saturday series designed to introduce youngsters to the joys of the big screen. 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. "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. 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 Jean-Pierre Léaud. Through Feb. 29. "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. "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, Jackie McLean, and Charles Mingus cut loose for the camera. See site for schedule. Through Feb. 6. "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. Through Feb. 24. "Film 50: History of Cinema": An undergraduate UC Berkeley course open to the public as space permits. Through Feb. 27. "African Film Festival": This series invites Bay Area audiences to 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. "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Recent Experimental Documentaries": Speculative, observant, or interrogative, these documentaries 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. "Readings on Cinema: Daisuke Miyao on Sessue Hayakawa": Key films starring Japanese-American actor Hayakawa, the elusive silent-film star. Sat., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 2 p.m. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Red Vic Movie House. "The Rural Route Film Festival": Tuesday: The Rural Route Tour program. Wednesday: The Go Organic! program. Through Feb. 6, 9:20 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 6, 2 & 7 p.m. $5-$8.50. Quest for Fear: Maverick's surfer Grant Washburn turns his directorial eye to a big-wave break off the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Feb. 7-12. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
The Roxie New College Film Center: Alice Neel: See Ongoing listings. Nightly at 8:50 p.m. Saturday & Sunday matinees at 4:45 p.m. Through Feb. 7. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe: See Ongoing listings. Through Feb. 7, 6:30, 8 & 9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2, 3:30 & 5 p.m.; Through Feb. 14, 8 & 9:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 4:45 p.m. Continues through Feb. 14. The Business of Being Born: See Ongoing listings. Through Feb. 7, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Through Feb. 14, 6:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Feb. 14. The Roxie New College Film Center, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
SF Museum of Modern Art. "Art:21: Art in the 21st Century": Protest: Screenings in conjunction with an exhibit by Vietnamese American artist An-My Lê, which depicts Vietnam War reenactors staging theatrical battles. Daily at 2:30 p.m. Through May 4. "Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from About 1992 Until Now": Through Feb. 24. Daily Video Screenings: Paul Klee: In conjunction with his exhibit "Abstract Rhythms." Through Feb. 29, 4 p.m. Seeing yourself seeing: Olafur Eliasson: In conjunction with the artist's exhibition "Take Your Time," and with "Your Tempo." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24. "The Films of Emile de Antonio": A series of political nonfiction work concerning contemporary issues of interest from 1963 to 1989. Upcoming films include Underground on Feb. 9. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28. Free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Zidane, A 21st-Century Portrait: Through Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. "An Invention Without a Future: Greatest Hits of PXL This": Sun., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. $6-$10. www.sfcinematheque.org. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
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