Brava Theater Center. Postcards from Leningrad: A screening of the 2007 film followed by a Q&A with director Mariana Rondón and producer Marité Ugás, a wine and tequila reception, tapas, and live music, all as a benefit for the International Latino Film Festival. Tue., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. $30-$35. 2781 24th St. (at York), 647-2822.
Castro Theatre. West Side Story: Through Sept. 4. The Godfather & The Godfather Part II: Sept. 5-12. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Mechanics' Institute Library. The Smallest Show on Earth: Peter Sellers plays a drunken projectionist in this 1957 charmer. Fri., Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. $10; members free. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.
Red Vic Movie House. Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight: Footage of what would turn out to be Hendrix' last major concert in 1970. Wed., Sept. 3, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 4, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. Aquaholics: A homegrown surf documentary. Sept. 5-8. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
Roxie Theater. Warchild: Christian Wagner's feature about a mother trying to find her daughter after the war in Bosnia. Through Sept. 4. American Teen: Nanette Burstein's documentary about teenagers in Indiana. Through Sept. 4. “Rob Nilsson's 9@Night”: Through Sept. 4. Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press: Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O'Connor's documentary about a fair-minded publisher.Fri., Sept. 5. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.