18 Reasons. On the Anatomy of Thrift: Pork Provender in the Home Kitchen: Andrew Plotsky's series of short instructional videos on the subject of traditional pork processing. Tue., March 19, 7 p.m. $12. www.anatomyofthrift.com. 3674 18th St., San Francisco, 241-9760, www.18reasons.org.
Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Foreign Correspondents – East Africa: Featuring Olivia Wyatt's Staring Into the Sun and Mark Brecke's Somalia in the Picture. Sat., March 16, 8:30 p.m. $7. www.othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Bottle Cap. Dinner & a Movie: Weekly screenings in the Bottle Cap dining room. Sundays, 7 p.m. 1707 Powell, San Francisco, 529-2237, www.bottlecapsf.com.
Brava Theater Center. Our Own Paths: The Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project celebrates International Women's Day with the short documentary films Grace and Fierceness; Avotjca; Drum Joy Love; Jagadamba, Mother of the Universe; and Non-Resident Alien. Sat., March 16, 7:30 p.m. $15-$50. 2781 24th St., San Francisco, 641-7657, www.brava.org.
The Castro Theatre. Cloud Atlas: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Wed., March 13. $8.50-$11. CAAMFest: Opening Night: Features a screening of Linsanity, a documentary about Chinese-American basketball star Jeremy Lin. Thu., March 14, 7 p.m. $35. www.caamfest.com. The Paperboy and Magic Mike: Double feature: Matthew McConaughey stars in a pulpy (yet campy) Southern Gothic thriller, then turns around to play the owner of a flashy male strip club. Fri., March 15, 7 & 9:05 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Moulin Rouge: Double feature: The gender-fucking midnight classic is paired with another cult musical, with iconic costumes galore. Sat., March 16. CAAMFest: The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Pakistani man questions his beliefs and motivations in the decade following 9/11. Sun., March 17, noon. www.caamfest.com. CAAMFest: Queer Convergence: A series of queer short films. Sun., March 17, 2:40 p.m. www.caamfest.com. CAAMFest: Midnight's Children: Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie collaborate on this tale of magical realism in post-colonial India. Sun., March 17, 6 p.m. www.caamfest.com. CAAMFest: Sunset Stories: Ex-lovers try to set aside their differences during a quirky nighttime adventure in Los Angeles. Sun., March 17, 9:45 p.m. www.caamfest.com. Les Misérables: The Oscar-winning musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale about class struggle and revolution in 19th century France. March 18-19. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Tristan Buckner lambaste popular movies whose quality ranges from so-so to seriously awful. Sundays, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Multiple San Francisco Locations. CAAMFest: Previously known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, this sprawling multi-disciplinary fest involves films, live music, food, and more. March 14-24. www.caamfest.com. multiple addresses, San Francisco, N/A.
Oddball Films. Wanderlust: The Romance of Transportation: Historical short films collide with retro jetsetter kitsch, vintage car commercials, and more in this tribute to our favorite methods of movement. Thu., March 14, 8 p.m. $10. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com. Learn Your Lesson ... Scott Baio: The '80s teenybopper heartthrob becomes homeless, gets high, and drinks his way into trouble in three hilariously outdated Afterschool Specials about the dangers of, y'know, doin' bad stuff. Fri., March 15, 8 p.m. $10. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.
Opera Plaza Cinemas. Harvest of Empire: Documentary based on the book by journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. The documentary chronicles the untold history of Latinos in America. Through March 16. $10. harvestofempiremovie.com. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.
Roxie Theater. Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives: Documentary about Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each others' babies in 1970. Directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore in person 3/8 and 3/9. Through March 14, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $6.50-$10. War Witch: This 2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film follows the struggles of Komona, an unwilling child soldier in Africa. March 15-18. $6.50-$10. Ghosts of the River: Out of the Shadows: Half-hour documentary about the making of the 2009 shadow play, Ghosts of the River. Fri., March 15, 7:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. Two Night Mathathon With Four Films by George Csiscery: No, that's not a typo — this "mathathon" spotlights filmmaker George Csiscery's documentaries about mathematicians and their thought-provoking ideas. Monday night features the titles Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern and Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem, while Wednesday features Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest and N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös. Mon., March 18, 6:30, 7:45 & 9 p.m.; Wed., March 20, 6, 8 & 9:30 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Northern Lights: FAG Selects: Toronto's Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) screens a few of its favorite film and video selections. Thu., March 14, 7 p.m. $5 (free with museum admission). 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
Victoria Theatre. Jake's Dead: World premiere of the indie horror-drama about grief, obssession, and the surreal depths of drug addiction. Sat., March 16, 7 p.m. $10. www.jakesdead.com. 2961 16th St., San Francisco, 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 2013 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: Films with distinctive human rights themes, including: Words of Witness, Bidder 70, Habibi, and Reportero. Thursdays. Continues through March 28. $8-$10. www.ybca.org/2013-human-rights-watch-international-film-festival. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.