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.
San Francisco Main Library.Children of Men: Part of Apocalyptic Visions: Films About the End of the World As We Know It. Thu., Jan. 5, noon. Free. sfpl.org. Word Is Out: Some of the Stories of Our Lives: Presents a group portrait of 26 lesbians and gay men who recount humorous and harrowing tales of being gay in the U.S. The film premiered at the Castro Theater in 1977. This program features clips of outtakes never seen by the public, and a panel of four of the film's makers: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Lucy Massie-Phenix, and Veronica Selver. Tue., Jan. 10, 6 p.m. Free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema.Paul Goodman Changed My Life: Documentary on influential yet obscure 20th-century thinker and activist. Through Jan. 5. $8-$11. King of Devil's Island: Reform-school boys battle subjugation in an institution off the coast of Norway. Jan. 6-12. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sharon Lockhart Films: Program 1: Pine Flat (2005) was filmed over three years in the Sierra Nevada foothills; it's about the interactions of children with their local surroundings. Thu., Jan. 5, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 3rd St., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
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. Through Jan. 22. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.