Artists' Television Access. The Big Sellout: Part of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition film series. Thu., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Spider-Man 3: Peter Parker is a sap. Hosted by Sherilyn Connelly, Alexia Staniotes, and Geekboy. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Castro Theatre. Kurosawa-Mifune: A series of films directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune. Films include Yojimbo, Sanjuro, The Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, The Hidden Fortress, Rashomon, Stray Dog, The Bad Sleep Well, and High and Low. See site for schedule. Through Jan. 9. 13th Annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival: New films and classic revivals from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. See site for films and schedule. Jan. 10-16. www.berlinandbeyond.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Totòtruffa: Part of a series honoring beloved Italian actor Totò, this 1961 feature film (presented in Italian without subtitles) is a crook-with-a-heart-of-gold story directed by Camillo Matrocinque. Tue., Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.
Letterman Digital Arts Center. Secret Sunshine: Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m. $9-$11. One Letterman Dr. (at Lombard St.).
Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Banished: Marco Williams' documentary explores the Bay Area's history of forced racial relocation. Panel discussion to follow. Wed., Jan. 9, 6 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400.
Pacific Film Archive. The Medieval Remake: In this series, European masters — from Eisenstein to Tarkovsky, from Dreyer to Bergman and Bresson — make and remake the Middle Ages in diverse forms and with diverse motivations, from political imperative to personal obsession. See site for schedule. Jan. 11-Feb. 16. $5.50-$9.50. Cool World: Jazz and the Movies: A film series that features music ghosted by such greats as Harry James, Gene Krupa, and Charles McPherson. In some, the likes of Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Jackie McLean, and Charles Mingus cut loose for the camera. See site for schedule. Jan. 12-Feb. 6. A Theater Near You: A series presenting classic films and cult favorites, from Ophuls to Eraserhead, in restored or newly struck prints. Jan. 13-Feb. 14. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Recent Experimental Documentaries: Speculative, observant, or interrogative, these documentaries manifest the urge to deal with the world — its people, its injustices, its beauty — in diverse strategies and to surprising effect. See site for schedule. Jan. 15-Feb. 26. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Red Vic Movie House. The Darjeeling Limited: Wes Anderson's shaggy-dog road-trip movie. Wed., Jan. 9, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 10, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Michael Clayton: George Clooney stars in this legal thriller. Fri., Jan. 11, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 12, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. My Kid Could Paint That: Director Amir Bar-Lev chronicles the story of child artist Marla Olmstead, who has sold over $300,000 worth of paintings. Sun., Jan. 13, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 14, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: Brad Pitt stars, with a score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 16, 2 & 8 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
The Roxie New College Film Center: Meeting Resistance: Molly Bingham and Steve Connors' documentary about Iraqi insurgents in Baghdad. Through Jan. 16. Helvetica: Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. Through Jan. 16. All in This Tea: Directors Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht follow the tea trade. Through Jan. 13. The Violin: Francisco Vargas' debut feature portrays the tensions between the peasants and military in the Guerrero region of Mexico. Jan. 11-17. The Roxie New College Film Center, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
SF Museum of Modern Art. “Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from About 1992 Until Now”: Through Feb. 24. “Art:21: Art in the 21st Century: Protest”: A film in conjunction with Vietnamese-American artist An-My Lê exhibit, which depicts Vietnam War reenactors staging theatrical battles. Through May 4. Jeff Wall: Retrospective: Michael Blackwood Productions presents a retrospective film on the artist. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28. Seeing yourself seeing: Olafur Eliasson: In conjunction with the artist's exhibition “Take Your Time,” and with “Your Tempo.” Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24. “The Films of Emile de Antonio”: A series of political nonfiction work concerning contemporary issues of interest from 1963 to 1989. This week features Point of Order and Charge and Countercharge, both collages of television material from the 1954 Army-McCarthy Senate hearings. Starting Jan. 12. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28. Free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Odd Reels Night: Joel Shepard screens a 90-minute movie he composed from stray reels of his “small collection of 35mm feature films, mostly '60s and '70s trash.” Thu., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. $5. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.