Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Filmmakers show short works in progress and get feedback from viewers. Wed., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $5; free for contributing filmmakers. To Dream of Falling Upwards: Film by Antero Alli involving spiritualism, sex, commercialism, and the criminal underworld. Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Castro Theatre. We Were Here: David Weissman's documentary. Through Oct. 6, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Goonies, The Hole 3D, and Gremlins 2: The New Batch: Midnites for Maniacs' "Monsters in Your Own Backyard" triple feature with Joe Dante in person. Fri., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. $15. The Third Man and Brighton Rock: Orson Welles double feature. Sun., Oct. 9. $7.50-$10. Beginners: Comedy involving a commercial artist whose elderly dad comes out of the closet. Tue., Oct. 11, 3, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at 17th St.), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. Resident Evil: Extinction: In the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 19th St.), San Francisco, 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.
Mechanics' Institute Library. The Animal Kingdom: Directed by Edward H. Griffith. Fri., Oct. 7, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Kearny), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.
Oddball Film and Video. "Dream Time": Curator Monty Cantsin presents cartoons, excerpts, and shorts including Movie Star Mickey (1933), The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903), A Phantasy (1952), Starfish (1928) by U.S. born Dadaist Man Ray; and Bosko's Woodland Daze (1932). Fri., Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m. $10. "The Awesome Eye": Guest curator Soumyaa Kapil Behrens presents films inspired by the anatomical eye. Stranger than Science Fiction (1968), Stringer: Portrait of a Newsreel Cameraman (1979), World of the Future (1976) and Blind as a Bat (1956). Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. TV Noir: A collection of crime-and-suspense films starring big Hollywood names that were created for the small screen. Through Oct. 6. Bomb It 2: Follow-up to groundbreaking documentary on street art. Thu., Oct. 6. $10. Bomb It 2: Film about graffiti. Thu., Oct. 6, 6 & 9 p.m. $10. American Teacher: Reviewed on page 22. Oct. 7-10; Oct. 12-13. $10. Sleep Furiously: A film by Gideon Koppel on life in rural Wales. Oct. 7-10; Oct. 12-13. $10. !Women Art Revolution and YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): Feminist double feature. Tue., Oct. 11, 6:15 p.m. $10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
The Vortex Room. The Vortex Incarnate: Satan-themed films include The Devil's Rain (1975) and Invitation to Hell (1984). Thu., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. $6.66. 1082 Howard (at 7th St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Imagecity: Selections from Video Cubano: Recent video works from The 8th Floor featuring artists based in Cuba. Thursdays-Sundays; First Tuesday of every month. Through Jan. 17. "Cruel Cinema: New Directions in Tamil Film": Small-budget motion pictures. Thu., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at 3rd St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.