Artists' Television Access. Short Sharp Shock: 3rd i International Shorts: Film critic and consultant for the Berlin and Dubai international film festivals Meenakshi Shedde screens award-winning shorts from India that premiered in the past five years. Sun., Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema.Margaret: A film centered around a teen struggling to deal with a past accident. Through Feb. 23, 2, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $10-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.
Oddball Films. Private Life/Public Spaces: The Many Lives of Cities: Works exploring the nature of cities and urban life including From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, You..., Our Cities Must Fight, Brooklyn Goes to Paris, In the Night Kitchen, and Help, My Snowman's Burning Down. Thu., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to email@example.com. Visionary Design: The Cinema of Charles and Ray Eames: Films by and about husband-and-wife team best known for architecture, furniture design, industrial design, and manufacturing including An Eames Celebration (1975), Powers of Ten (1968), Tops (1969), IBM Mathematica Peep Show (1961). Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sexiest Strange Sinema No. 49: Works that spotlight sex in cinema, including Sadie the Sunbather (1940s); trailers for White Mama, Black Mama (1973), The Stewardesses (1969), and American Dreamer (1971); excerpts from The Best of the New York Erotic Film Festival (1960s-'70s); Artist Model (1950s); sexy commercials; and Bay Area adult performer Annette Haven in a segment from legendary director Radley Metzger's Barbara Broadcast (1977). Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to email@example.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8117, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.
Roxie Theater. S.F. Indiefest: Showcase of numerous independent films. Through Feb. 23. $10-$15. 820-3907, www.sfindie.com. Straight Outta Hunters Point 2: Sequel to groundbreaking documentary about San Francisco neighborhood. Feb. 24-March 1. $6.50-$10. Cure for Pain: Film about Morphine singer Mark Sandman. Fri., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. Fever Year: Documentary about Andrew Bird. Fri., Feb. 24, 9 p.m. $6.50-$10. Upside Down: The Creation Records Story. Sat., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. Up the Oscars: Film about the Oscars. Sun., Feb. 26, 3:45 p.m. $12-$15. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
The Vortex Room. "The Second Coming of the Vortex Room": Privilege (1967), The Devils (1971). Thu., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Bros Before Hos: Film festival exploring ideas about gender roles, especially masculinity. Thu., Feb. 23; Sun., Feb. 26. admission varies. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.