Artists' Television Access. Letters from the Other Side: Heather Courtney's doc about immigration highlights video letters carried across the U.S.-Mexico border. Thu., May 6, 7:30 p.m. $6. "Feast of the Beast: Wurst, then Queer": Experimental video and performance art. Fri., May 7, 8 p.m. $6. "Atomic-Age Artifactuality": Other Cinema brings experimental film by Laura Harrison and Beth Federici and Megan Prelinger. Sat., May 8, 8:30 p.m. $6. "Quite Polite": Independent music videos. Sun., May 9, 7 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film: "Benny Goodman and the Kings of Swing." Sat., May 8, 8 p.m. $12-$24. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.