Artists' Television Access. Noise Pop Film Series: Turning: A Music Documentary by Charles Atlas featuring Antony & The Johnsons: Followed by a Q&A with director Charles Atlas. Wed., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. $10. noisepop.com/2013. Noise Pop Film Series: What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat's Cradle: Reunion concert film. Fri., March 1, 7 p.m. $10. noisepop.com/2013. Noise Pop Film Series: Bad Brains: A Band in D.C.: Documentary film about the legendary band. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. $10. noisepop.com/2013. 992 Valencia, 824-3890, atasite.org.
The Castro Theatre. 8 1/2 and Modern Romance: Wed., Feb. 27. $8.50-$11. The Central Park Five and Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion: Double feature: A documentary about five innocent men convicted of a heinous crime, and a detective who kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. Thu., Feb. 28. $8.50-$11. Ghostbusters and The Entity: A 1980s paranormal double feature. Fri., March 1. $8.50-$11. Scary Cow 19th Short Film Festival: Film screening of short films using a community-oriented model. Sat., March 2, 3 p.m. $10-$25. scarycow.com. The Great Escape and The Mysterious Seven: Sun., March 3. $8.50-$11. Chasing Ice: March 5-6. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro, 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.
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, 864-1558, feminapotens.org.
Oddball Films. Signifying Nothing: Cinema of the Absurd: Includes Albert Camus: A Self Portrait, Sisyphus, and The New Tenant. Thu., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. $10, RSVP to email@example.com. Trance Cinema Live: An Evening of Ritual and Ecstatic States: Includes Sherpa High Country, Ma'Bugi: Trance of the Toraja, and A Balinese Gong Orchestra. With live electronic accompaniment by Jakarta musician Iman Fattah. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. $10, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 275 Capp, 558-8112, oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. Sound City: A documentary on the fabled recording studio. Through Feb. 28. $6.50-$10. Rust and Bone: Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Through Feb. 28. $6.50-$10. Noise Pop: See a LIttle Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould: Includes Q&A with director Justin Mitchell and Bob's manager Jordan Kurland. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m. $10. Hollywood Before the Code: Deeper, Darker, Nastier: Including Five Star Final, Blood Money, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Black Moon, Shanghai Express, Waterloo Bridge, Torch Singer, Safe in Hell, Man's Castle, Virtue, Lady Killer, Night World, Fog Over Frisco, and Heat Lightning. March 1-7. $11. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files: A documentary about the serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. March 1-7. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St., 863-1087, roxie.com.
Russian Center of San Francisco. Crime After Crime: Includes a talk with the filmmaker and the lawyers who represented the accused. Sun., March 3, 6:30 p.m. Free. 2450 Sutter, 921-7631, russiancentersf.com.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). South Africa: Daily video screening in concurrence with the “South Africa: In Apartheid and After” exhibit. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 5. Free with museum admission. The Projected Self: Performance-based videos from the media arts collection. Featuring Peter Campus, Joan Jonas, Stephen Laub, and Steina. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 5. Free with museum admission. L.A. Plays Itself: Fred Halsted's provocative film about Los Angeles and S&M culture. Includes a talk with William E. Jones. Thu., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St., 357-4000, sfmoma.org.
The Vortex Room. Love Slaves of the Amazon and Quest for Love: Part of “Love…Vortex Style.” Thu., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. $10 donation. 1082 Howard, myspace.com/thevortexroom.