Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Adam Parfrey's Ritual America: Feral House's publisher presents a 50-minute slideshow exposing the weird side of American fraternal organizations (and/or secret societies) like the Masons, Mormons, Shriners, and beyond. Sat., March 30, 8:30 p.m. $6.66. www.othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bottle Cap. Dinner and a Movie: Weekly screenings in the Bottle Cap dining room. Sundays, 7 p.m. 1707 Powell, San Francisco, 529-2237, www.bottlecapsf.com.

The Castro Theatre. Sing-A-Long Beauty and the Beast: Onscreen lyrics help audiences participate in the musical portions of this animated Disney hit that tells a tale as old as time. Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 30, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., March 31, 2:30 & 7 p.m. Continues through April 5. $10-$15. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Center for Sex & Culture. Ecosexual Film Fundraiser: UCSC art professor Beth Stephens and feminist porn pioneer Annie Sprinkle host a fundraiser for their upcoming documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, with a vegan Appalachian dinner, a slide show about ecosexuality, and a sneak preview of the film. Sat., March 30, 6 p.m. Sliding scale. 1349 Mission, San Francisco, 902-2071, www.sexandculture.org.

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD. A Deeper Shade of Blue: Surfing documentary. Thu., March 28, 7:30 p.m. $10.50-$12.50. www.fathomevents.com. 845 Market St., San Francisco, 538-8422, www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1672.

Clay Theatre. Quartet: Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut is a dramedy based on the play of the same name by Ronald Harwood. Daily. Starbuck: After years of donating sperm for extra cash, a feckless 40-something discovers he's secretly sired over 500 kids in this French-Canadian comedy hit (soon to be remade in English). Fri., March 29. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Bawdy Caste performs onstage while the film plays in the background. Last Saturday of every month, midnight. $9-$10. 2261 Fillmore St, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Hosts Sherilyn Connelly (aka SF Weekly's film critic) and Jim Fourniadis lambaste popular movies whose quality ranges from so-so to seriously awful. Sundays, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

De Young Museum. Girl With a Pearl Earring: Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson star as Johannes Vermeer and the title character, respectively, in this 2003 drama based on the famous Dutch painting. Film will be screened for free in Koret Auditorium, but admission to the related exhibit requires museum ticket purchase. Fri., March 29, 7 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, 750-3600, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Emperor: Tommy Lee Jones portrays General Douglas MacArthur, who's caught in the middle of Japan's transitional troubles following the end of WWII. Directed by Girl With a Pearl Earring's Peter Webber. Daily. Ginger & Rosa: A coming-of-age story about two teenage girls in early-1960s London. Daily. Upside Down: Class conflict is given a gravitational twist when two lovers (played by Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess) are kept apart by living in separate inverted worlds. Daily. On the Road: Jack Kerouac's landmark Beat Generation novel hits the big screen, with Control's Sam Riley portraying Sal Paradise/Jack Kerouac and Garrett Hedlund playing Dean Moriarty/Neal Cassady. Daily. From Up on Poppy Hill: Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) produced this hand-drawn Japanese animation film about teenage lovers in 1963 Yokohama. English-language voice talent includes Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, and many more. March 29-April 5. www.landmarktheatres.com. Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams: Documentary about the making of the 2011 solo album by the famed Fleetwood Mac singer. Tue., April 2, 7 p.m. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Kagotsurube Sato No Eizame: Filmed 2010 stage adaptation of the 1888 kabuki play aka Jirozaemon and the Courtesan Yatsuhashi (in Japanese with English translation). Sun., March 31, 2 p.m. free. jirozaemon.eventbrite.com. 1840 Sutter, San Francisco, www.jcccnc.org.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Like Someone in Love: Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry) directs this story of a tentative, temporary relationship between an old professor and a young escort in Japan. Daily. The We and the I: Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep) directs this visually inventive drama about contemporary teenagers. Through March 28. Barbara: It's a tough choice between love and paranoia in this drama set in 1980 East Germany. Daily. The Silence: A copycat kidnapping committed 23 years after the original stirs up bad memories and more in this subtitled European thriller. March 29-April 4. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

PariSoMa. Pianomania: Piano tuner Stefan Knüpfer works with world-renowned musicians like Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder, Pierre-Laurent Aimand, and others in a quest to find the perfect tone. Wed., March 27, 7:30 p.m. free. www.salon97.org/the-latest. 1436 Howard, San Francisco, 626-6406, www.parisoma.com.

Roxie Theater. K-11: Goran Visnjic stars in this prison drama set in a separate LGBT section of the Los Angeles jail system. Through March 28. $6.50-$10. Somebody Up There Likes Me: A new indie comedy by Bob Byington. Through March 28. Daylight Savings: This sequel to Surrogate Valentine follows the continuing life travails of local indie songwriter Goh Nakamura. Both Nakamura and Dreamdate's Yea-Ming will also perform live. Wed., March 27, 7:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. Wrong: Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr. Oizo) wrote and directed this surreal adventure of a man searching for his lost dog. March 29-April 4. $6.50-$10. Food and Farm Film Fest: Both fictional films and documentaries are featured in this three-night festival, which also offers food pairings with each title. The films include Trattoria; Ratatouille; Food, Justice, and Art: Shorts Program; Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers; Betting the Farm; and The Last Shepherd (L'Ultimo Pastore). March 29-31. $95 for all access festival pass. www.foodandfarmfilms.com. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Variety Preview Room (The Hobart Building). Doctor Who: The Ark in Space: Tom Baker (aka The Fourth Doctor) finds deep trouble in deep space in a screening of this 1975 BBC sci-fi cult classic presented by SF in SF and io9.com. Sat., March 30, 5 p.m. donation. www.sfinsf.org. 582 Market, San Francisco, 781-3893, www.varietync.org/screening_room/.

Victoria Theatre. Sing Along Jesus Christ Superstar: Benefit for the S.F. Trans March with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Fri., March 29, 7 p.m. $15-$35. 2961 16th St., San Francisco, 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.

The Vortex Room. Super Secret Ninja Sunday: A 1980s cinematic ninjutsu showdown featuring The Ninja Mission, Ninja Terminator, and Ninja III: The Domination. (Note: Please do not throw shuriken at the screen.). Sun., March 31, 6:30 p.m. $10 donation. 1082 Howard, San Francisco, N/A, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vortex-Room/217115454982128.

World Affairs Council. Buena Vista Social Club: Free showing of the 1999 Wim Wenders documentary about Afro-Cuban jazz musicians in Havana. Wed., March 27, 7 p.m. free. 312 Sutter, San Francisco, 293-4600, www.worldaffairs.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 2013 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: Films with distinctive human rights themes, including: Words of Witness, Bidder 70, Habibi, and Reportero. Thursdays. Continues through March 28. $8-$10. www.ybca.org. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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