Holidays 2011: Lady on a Train and Christmas Holiday: A double-feature of noir films. Wed., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., $10. The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com. Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival: Partnering up with the S.F. Fire Department toy drive. Showing Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Sun., Dec. 18, $10. The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com. Christmas Evil: Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: A holiday film by Jim Henson and the Muppets. Sun., Dec. 18, 2 p.m., $8, 978-2787. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Catechism Cataclysm: Todd Rohal's comedy about a ne'er-do-well priest taking time off to reconsider his calling. Wed., Dec. 14. $12-$13. The Bride Wore Black: A film by Francois Truffaut. Mon., Dec. 19. $9-$11. 561-5000. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.
Oddball Film and Video. Cinesex 101: Guest curator Neil Van Gorder presents "instructional, comical, and explicit" works on sex including Birds, Bees and Storks (1965), Flowers and Bees: A Springtime Story (1973), HE and SHE — Part 2 (1970), VD: Attack Plan (1972), No Help Needed (1940), The Closet (1962), and Uncle Si and the Sirens (1938). Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to email@example.com. Strange Sinema No. 47: Short films include Red Hot Heat (Sizzling Rhythm with a Beat) (1937), It's Not a Commercial (1950s), Death Valley Thrills (1944), Art of the Persian Carpet (1973), Arabesque (1975), Fraud by Mail (1944), and Breaking the Habit (1964). Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. Wild River and Spring Night, Summer Night: Part of the Southern (Dis)Comfort film fest. Wed., Dec. 14. $11. Golf in the Kingdom: American philosophy student en route to India gets sidetracked in Scotland. Through Dec. 15. $6.50-$10. The Beguiled and Shy People: Part of the Southern (Dis)Comfort film fest. Thu., Dec. 15. $11. Paul McCartney: The Love You Make: Documentary depicting former Beatle's reaction to 9/11 and his organizing an all-star benefit concert for New York City; introduced on Dec. 16 by music journalist Ben Fong-Torres. Dec. 16-22. $6.50-$12. Footprints: A woman wakes up on Hollywood Boulevard unable to remember who she is; director Steven Peros and star Sybil Temtchine appear after the 7 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 16. Dec. 16-22. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
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