Artists' Television Access. Bruised Jewels: Films and slide works by Luther Price. Thu., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. $5. Bright Mirror: An evening of sound and video performance with Jeff Surak, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and Paul Clipson. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. $6-$10. Empty Quarter: The first feature-length film by Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty is a portrait of the lives, landscapes, and industry of southeastern Oregon. Sun., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, atasite.org.
Brava Theater Center. Working Class: Jeffrey Durkin's documentary about artists in San Francisco and San Diego. Includes a Q&A session. Part of S.F. DocFest. Thu., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $10-$12. 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657, brava.org.
The Castro Theatre. The Game and Zodiac: Wed., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. $8.50-$11. The Dust Bowl: Preview screening and conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum, on the worst man-made disaster in U.S. history. Thu., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. $12-$18. Forever Natalie Wood: Three-day event honoring S.F.-born Natalie Wood. Includes Rebel Without a Cause, Gypsy, and Splendor in the Grass. Wood's sister, Lana, appears Nov. 10. Nov. 9-11. $11-$25. Lawless and Killer Joe: Tue., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. KISS Meets the Phantom of Park: Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.
San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Cinema by the Bay: A three-day film festival featuring works produced in or about the Bay Area. Includes Trattoria, Casablanca Mon Amour, Essential SF, Amity, The Revolutionary Optimists, and CXL. Nov. 9-11. $12-$13. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, sffs.org.
Oddball Films. Visionary Design: The Cinema of Charles and Ray Eames: An homage to famous names in furniture. Includes An Eames Celebration, Powers of Ten, and Tops. Thu., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to email@example.com. Jukebox Confidential: Portraits and curios from the world of pop, including Aretha Franklin, Soul Singer, Superst*r, Lonely Boy, and Chicken Soup with Rice. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, oddballfilm.com.
Roxie Theater. Big Foot: The Lost Coast Tapes: An investigative journalist tries to make a comeback by proving a Big Foot hunter is fake. Through Nov. 8. $6.50-$10. The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow: A film to “obliterate the illusions that distract from a real life.” Wed., Nov. 7, 7:15 p.m. $6.50-$10. Festival of the Moving Image: City College's second annual student showcase screening and festival. Thu., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. S.F. DocFest: 30 feature and short film programs. Includes: Working Class, Global Home, Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska, and 80s New Wave Sing-A-Long. Nov. 9-23. $12-$18. sfindie.com. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, roxie.com.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Animating Dark Dreams: The Films of Jan Svankmajer: A retrospective of the Czech animator celebrated for his blending of stop-motion animation, claymation, puppetry, and live action. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 29. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, ybca.org.