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Artists' Television Access. "Electronic Cinema": Experimental film with live music. Fri., Sept. 24, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Asian Innings": Other Cinema: Japanese baseball-culture films. Sat., Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Bernal Heights Branch Library. Speaking in Tongues: Marcia Jarmel's documentary about kids learning languages. Wed., Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. 500 Cortland (at Moultrie), 355-2810, www.sfpl.org.
Castro Theatre. "Charlie Chaplin": Classics by "the most famous man in the world." Through Sept. 22. $7.50-$10. Independent Erotic Film Festival: Thu., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. $10-$20. www.gv-ixff.org. Indie Erotic Film Festival: Hosted by Carol Queen and Peaches Christ. Thu., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $10. Metropolis: Fritz Lang's 1927 classic, with 25 restored minutes. Sept. 25-29. The Twilight Saga: Triple feature. Sat., Sept. 25, 5 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.
Center for Asian American Media. SFIAAFF 2011 Call For Entries: See website for details. Through Oct. 1. $25-$35. 145 Ninth St. (at Minna), 863-0814, www.asianamericanmedia.org.
Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Samuel L. Jackson = eaten, in Deep Blue Sea. Sun., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Dolores Park. The Big Lebowski: Bring a blanket and a Caucasian. Sat., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. Dolores (between 18th & 20th sts.), 554-9529.
Excelsior Branch Library. Dark Water Rising: Documentary about animal rescue during Hurricane Katrina. Wed., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. 4400 Mission (at Cotter), 355-2868, www.sfpl.org.
Femina Potens. Too Much Pussy: Feminist Sluts in the Queer X Show: A documentary by Emilie Jouvet about women on a performance art tour. Sept. 24, 8 p.m. $10. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.
Fort Mason, Bldg. C. La Meglio Gioventu, Part Three: Part of the Museo ItaloAmericano Summer Film & Lecture Program. Thu., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Marina & Buchanan.
Main Library. Invictus: Clint Eastwood's feature about Nelson Mandela. Thu., Sept. 23, noon. free. Burning the Future: Coal in America: Documentary. Thu., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. free. To Kill a Mockingbird: Screening and panel discussion. Tue., Sept. 28, 6 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.
Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series: Love's Labours: Leo McCarey Revisited: Going My Way. Fri., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.
Oddball Films. Shot in San Francisco: Vintage 16mm films that focus on San Francisco. Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m. $10. Strange Sinema: Archival film clips featuring Woody Allen, several Dada artists, and Lenny Bruce, among others. Sept. 25, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.
Red Vic Movie House. The 40th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight: Murray Lerner's live concert footage from 1970. Sept. 22-25. $6-$9. Federico Fellini's 8 1/2: The classic. Sept. 26-27. $6-$9. I Am Love: Director: Luca Guadagnino. Star: Tilda Swinton. Sept. 28-29. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
Roxie Theater. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as "Banksy." Through Sept. 30. $6-$10. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector: Vikram Jayanti's documentary. Through Sept. 30. $6-$10. The Long Goodbye and Thieves Like Us: Robert Altman double feature. Wed., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. $10. A Film with Me in It: Part of the Irish Film Festival. Sept. 23, 9 p.m. $12. One Hundred Mornings Plus Short Films: Part of the Irish Film Festival. There will also be an awards ceremony, a Q+A, and free pints of Magners. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. $12. Meeting Room, The Bass Player: A Song for Dad, and His & Hers: Part of the Irish Film Festival. Sat., Sept. 25, 5 p.m. $12. PFFR September Sexclusive: A collection of film works from PFFR. Sept. 26, 7 p.m. $10. Surviving Desire and The Book of Life: Hal Hartley double feature. Sept. 27-28, 7 p.m. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
The Vortex Room. Live at California Jam, Venom – Hell at Hammersmith, Metalhaus, and Motorhead – Live Fast Die Old: Rare footage and documentaries depicting heavy metal and punk bands, including Black Sabbath, Black Oak Arkansas, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Runaways, and Judas Priest. Sept. 26, 7 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.
VIZ Cinema. Detroit Metal City: Toshio Lee's manga-based feature. Through Sept. 24, 5 & 7:15 p.m.; Through Sept. 26, 7:15 p.m.; Through Sept. 30, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10-$15. Samurai Champloo Marathon: See theater website for specific episodes' showtimes. Sept. 25-26. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Others/Ourselves: The Cinema of Robert Gardner": Dead Birds, Rivers of Sand, and Forest of Bliss. Thu., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 26, 2 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. "Totally Ridiculous": The films of Charles Ludlam. Sept. 24-26, 7:30 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.