Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Local filmmakers submit shorts for feedback. Thu., Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $5. "The Animal Within": A series of shorts curated by Billy Miller, an independent publisher and artist based in New York. Fri., Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Castro Theatre. The Big Sleep and Key Largo: Double feature. Wed., Aug. 3, 2:50, 4:55 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. King Kong and The Searchers: Double feature. Thu., Aug. 4, 2:40, 4:35 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. "Midnites for Maniacs": Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, and Heavenly Bodies. Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. $12. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. Season of the Witch: Part of "Bad Movie Night." Sun., Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q+A 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.
Oddball Film and Video. "Hard-Wired/Soft-Wired": Curators Lynn Cursaro and Glenn Wait present films exploring the realms of perception including Your Eyes/Eyeball Surgery (1964/1982), It Came from Outer Space (1953, digest version), Life Cycle of a Bacteriophage (circa 1963), and Blind as a Bat (1956). Fri., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Wild Auditories": Films Color in Nature and Aspects of Animal Behavior: Phalarope Feeding Behavior will be screened as backdrop for a nature-based audio collection, "Mono Operetta," performed by Amanda A. Hendricks. Other films will be screened separately. Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. Happy: Directed by Roko Belic. Through Aug. 4. $6.50-$10. Project Nim: A chimpanzee is taken from its mother at birth and raised as a human child in Manhattan. Through Aug. 4. $6.50-$10. World on a Wire: Directed by R.W. Fassbinder. Through Aug. 4. $6.50-$10. Crime After Crime: Directed by Yoav Potash. Starting Aug. 5. Aug. 5-11, 7 & 9 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 3 & 5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11. $7-$10. Between Two Worlds: A film by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman. Starting Aug. 5. Aug. 5-11, 7 & 8:40 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2, 3:40 & 5:20 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11. $7-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Hard Shorts: With an introduction from Joe Rubin. Thu., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. $5-$7. The Meatrack: A film by Richard Stockton. Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. $5-$7. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
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