Artists' Television Access. Lumière and After: Original films by French industrialists Auguste and Louis Lumière as well as works inspired by them. Thu., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. $10. Valencia Chapter 5 Fundraiser Sneak Preview Party: Associated with Michelle Tea's feature film. Fri., Oct. 28, 7 & 9 p.m. $5-$50. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
The Castro Theatre. Berlin & Beyond Film Festival: New German cinema including appearances by filmmakers. Through Oct. 26. $9-$12. Metropolis: Version of Fritz Lang's 1927 silent classic adapted with modern-day soundtrack in 1984. Thu., Oct. 27, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m. $7.50-$10. Kevin Smith's Halloween Extravaganza: Includes live appearance by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Get Old) and the film Red State. Fri., Oct. 28. $55. The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus: Double feature of Technicolor classics by writers/producers/directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Oct. 29-30. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. Lost Boys: The Tribe: Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Thu., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. $5. Day of the Dead (1985): Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Embarcadero Center Cinema. Bachelor Days Are Over: Bachelor gets cold feet before the wedding. Part of "French Cinema Now." Thu., Oct. 27, 6:15 p.m. $13. www.sffs.org. Goodbye First Love: Part of "French Cinema Now." Thu., Oct. 27, 9 p.m. $13. www.sffs.org. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Beautiful Lies: Featuring Audrey Tautou. Part of "French Cinema Now." Fri., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. $13. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.
Halloween 2011. Memento Mori: Morbid Curiosities from the Archive: Guest curator Kat Shuchter shows works illustrating the morbid fascination with death include The Raven (1976), The Day Grandpa Died (1970), Stone Cold Dead in the Market (1946), Shoot, Don't Shoot II (1972), and Island of the Spirits (1979). Thu., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10. Winter of the Witch and Other Tales of Possession and Enchantment: Guest curators Lynn Cursaro and Glenn Wait show works on witches including Winter of the Witch, The Occult: X-Factor or Fraud, Let's Pretend: Magic Sneakers, The Devil, and Satan-Tease. Fri., Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., $10. Oddball Film and Video, 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com. The Hunger and Nadja: Ann Magnuson appears at the screening of these two vampire films. Fri., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $11. 20th Anniversary Celebration for David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Films in this "Midnites for Maniacs" event include Laura, the pilot episode of Twin Peaks, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Sat., Oct. 29, $15. Zombie: Horror film that has attained cult status. Oct. 29-31, $6.50-$10. Some Guy Who Kills People: Comedy-horror story of a man's life after his release from a mental hospital; filmmakers appear in person. Tue., Nov. 1, $6.50-$10. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
Oddball Film and Video. Strange Sinema #45: Dead is Dead: Boozers, Losers, Users: Short films investigating acts of pleasure include Dead is Dead (1973), The Addictive Sopers (1978), Pain and Its Alleviation (1967), The Cat Who Drank and Used Too Much (1987), The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933), and Narcotics: Pit of Despair (1967). Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.
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. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
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