Artists' Television Access. ATA OpenScreening: Come to screen and/or watch others' short films with refreshments. Thu., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. $5. Contemporary Visual Music: The screening explores the various facets of the “visual music” phenomenon. Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
The Castro Theatre. Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Back to School: A back-to-school double feature. Wed., Sept. 5. $8.50-$11. The Harder They Come and Marley: A crime drama and Bob Marley documentary double feature. Thu., Sept. 6. $8.50-$11. Reservoir Dogs and Sydney aka Hard Eight: Double feature, directed by Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson. Fri., Sept. 7. $8.50-$11. Pulp Fiction and Boogie Nights: Another Tarantino and Anderson double feature. Sat., Sept. 8. $8.50-$11. Jackie Brown and Magnolia: The third Tarantino and Anderson double feature. Sun., Sept. 9. $8.50-$11. Magic Mike: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. Tue., Sept. 11. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
de Young Museum. Bridge Walkers: Installation and short documentary by Catherine Herrera. Fri., Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, www.deyoungmuseum.org.
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 (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.
Roxie Theater. The United Film Festival: Highlights local and global cinema with a diverse program of features, documentaries, and shorts. Through Sept. 6. $10. www.theunitedfest.com. SF Shorts Film Festival: Short films from 19 countries mixed into eight feature programs. Sept. 6-8. $10. www.sfshorts.com. Kumaré: A social experiment-turned-documentary, Kumaré follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into anIndian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Sept. 7-13. $6.50-$10. My Career as a Jerk: Documentary on the lives of the Circle Jerks, the ex-members of Black Flag and Red Cross in 1979. Tue., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.