The Castro Theatre. Chasing Ice: Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Through March 6. $8.50-$11. Cabaret and Pennies from Heaven: A musical double feature, with a 4K restoration for Cabaret. Thu., March 7. $8.50-$11. The Outside Man and Terminator: Fri., March 8, 7 p.m. $8.50-$11. Paris Is Burning, a Celebration: Peaches Christ hosts a screening of the '90s drag documentary. Includes a pre-show ball with guest Latrice Royale. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m. $22-$42. peacheschrist.com. Days of Heaven and Heaven's Gate: Sun., March 10. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro, 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.
Dark Room Theater. The Avengers: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to save the Earth from Loki and his alien army. Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.
Lost Weekend Video. Fresh Like Cadaver: A horror-themed, movie-riffing live comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Second Friday of every month, 8 p.m. $10. facebook.com/FreshLikeCadaver. 1034 Valencia, 643-3373, lostweekendvideo.com.
Roxie Theater. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files: An experimental documentary about the serial killer and cannibal. Through March 7. $6.50-$10. Hollywood Before the Code: Deeper, Darker, Nastier: Films from the pre-production code era, 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, and Night World. Through March 7. $11. Fog Over Frisco and Heat Lightning: A special screening tribute to Lyle Talbot. Margaret Talbot appears in person. Thu., March 7. $11. Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives: Reviewed on page TK. Directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore appear in person March 8 and 9. March 8-14, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St., 863-1087, roxie.com.
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. March 7-28. $8-$10. ybca.org. International Buddhist Film Festival Showcase 2013: A program of Buddhist-themed and -inspired cinema,including KanZeOn, The Mourning Forest (Mogari no Mori), Olo, The Boy From Tibet, and Tokyo Waka. . March 9-10, 2 & 4 p.m. $8-$10. buddhistfilmfoundation.org. 701 Mission, 978-2787, ybca.org.