Artists' Television Access. Fragile Memories: Images of Japan: Screenings of Young Pines, Tokyo — Ebisu, Generator, and Emblem in conjunction with "Lost and Found," a post-tsunami photo exhibit. Thu., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Emergent Phenomena: The computational cinema of Gregg Biermann. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, atasite.org.
The Castro Theatre. double features: Cosmopolis and FIght Club: Wed., Oct. 24. $8.50-$11. Dracula and Cat People: Thu., Oct. 25. $8.50-$11. The Cabin in the Woods and House of 1,000 Corpses: Tue., Oct. 30. $8.50-$11. The Quickies: Good Vibrations' Erotic Short Film Competition. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. $10. goodvibesquickies.com/. Contagion: A screening and panel on public health, hosted by Flu Near You. Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. free. contagion.eventbrite.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.
CineArts at the Empire. Birdemic: Shock and Terror: Three of the folks from Mystery Science Theater 3000 lend their wits to the hilariously bad sci-fi film Birdemic. Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. $10.50-$12.50. 85 W. Portal (at Vicente), 661-2539, cinemark.com.
Dark Room Theater. Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1: Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.
Davies Symphony Hall. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: A screening of the classic horror film with live accompaniment by organist Cameron Carpenter. Tue., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. $10-$60. 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000, sfsymphony.org.
Embarcadero Center Cinema. Camille Rewinds: A fortysomething divorcee time-travels back to the '80s and tries to revise her own history. Part of the French Cinema Now festival. Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. $12-$25. Donoma: Issues of race, class, religion and gender are explored in intersecting storylines of youngsters in Paris. Part of French Cinema Now. Wed., Oct. 24, 9:15 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. $12-$25. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, landmarktheatres.com.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. French Cinema Now: Including A World Without Women, Aliyah, All Together, Hors Satan, Louise Wimmer,and Mobile Home.. Oct. 24-30. $12-$13. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, sffs.org.
Oddball Films. Strange Sinema 57: Anti Art: Documentaries and short dada works, including: Anemic Cinema, An Alphabet of German DADAism, and The Sea Star. Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winter of the Witch and Other Tales of Possession and Enchantment: Including Winter of the Witch, The Occult: X-Factor or Fraud, and Witch Crafty. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to email@example.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. Bel Borba Aqui: Documentary about Bel Borba, the artist "People's Picasso." Through Oct. 25. $6.50-$10. double features: Manhunter and White of the Eye: Thu., Oct. 25. $11. Body Double and Eyes of Laura Mars: Fri., Oct. 26. $11. Something Wild and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Sat., Oct. 27. $11. Who'll Stop the Rain and Cisco Pike: Sun., Oct. 28. $11. After Dark My Sweet and Night of the Following Day: Mon., Oct. 29. $11. Ganja & Hess and Sugar Hill: Tue., Oct. 30. The People and The Olive: A documentary on Palestinian olive farmers, plus a Q&A with filmmaker Aaron Dennis. Fri., Oct. 26. $12. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, roxie.com.
The Vortex Room. Bad Ronald and Who Killed the Teddy Bear?: Part of Don't Fear the Vortex. Thu., Oct. 25, 9 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), myspace.com/thevortexroom.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Bullets and Bikinis: Three by Andy Sidaris: Featuring Savage Beach, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, and Picasso Trigger, three of Sidaris' key works from the '80s. Thu., Oct. 25; Sat., Oct. 27. $8-$10. Cage/Cunningham: Documents the 50-year collaboration between composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Includes a Q&A with director Elliot Caplan. Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. free. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, ybca.org.