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Artists' Television Access. Out Of Our Minds: New film by Melissa Auf der Maur. Sat., Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. $6. Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie: Other Cinema: Music shorts. Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.
Castro Theatre. Metropolis: Fritz Lang's 1927 classic, with 25 restored minutes. Through Sept. 29. "Grace Kelly: Grace and Style": A pair of double features. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. $7.50-$10. The Sound of Music: NOT the sing-along version. Sat., Oct. 2, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 7 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: Dog Soldiers: Where, woof? Sun., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.
Excelsior Branch Library. The Killing: 1956; part of the First Monday Movies series. Mon., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. 4400 Mission (at Cotter), 355-2868, www.sfpl.org.
Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question and answer 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.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Saving the Bay: Narrated by Robert Redford. Mon., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.
Main Library. District 9: Apartheid metaphor with spaceships. Thu., Sept. 30, noon. free. Shanghai World Expo: Documentary. Fri., Oct. 1, 2 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.
Oddball Films. Between Time and Tibet: Films regarding ritual and tradition in Tibet including Tibet in Transition; Requiem for a Faith: Tibetan Buddhism; Between Time: A Tibetan Village, and Tibetan ritual clips from the Oddball Films archive. Oct. 2, 8 p.m. $10. Bollywood Stars in the Sky: Films exploring Indian sound and cinema including There'll Always Be Stars in the Sky: The Indian Music Phenomenon, Discovering the Music of India, and Bombay Movies. Oct. 2, 10 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.
Red Vic Movie House. I Am Love: Director: Luca Guadagnino. Star: Tilda Swinton. Through Sept. 29. $6-$9. Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo: Bradley Beesley's incarcerated-cowgirl documentary. Director in person. Thu., Sept. 30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. $6-$9. Fresh: Ana Joanes' food-system documentary. Oct. 1-7. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
Roxie Theater. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector: Vikram Jayanti's documentary. Through Sept. 30. $6-$10. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as "Banksy." Through Oct. 7. $6-$10. Wholphin Issue #12: Release party for McSweeney's. Sept. 29, 7 p.m. $6-$10. I'm Here: McSweeney's presents the Spike Jonze DVD release party. Aska Matsumiya will perform a set, and short-form works from Jonze will be shown. Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everybody Talking About Him?): See Opening listings. Oct. 1-7. $6-$10. Mesrine: Killer Instinct: Film about French gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), directed by Jean-François Richet. Oct. 1-5. $6-$10. Absinthe Tour: A film about snowboarding. Oct. 1, 9:15 p.m. $6-$10. Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1: Film about French gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), directed by Jean-François Richet. Oct. 2-5. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.
SFMOMA. "The Elements": Art films by Paul Clipson. Thu., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.
VIZ Cinema. Detroit Metal City: Toshio Lee's manga-based feature. Through Sept. 30, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10-$15. Live with Honor, Die with Dignity: Junichi Suzuki's film about Japanese-American soldiers in WWII. Fri., Oct. 1, 2:15 p.m.; Oct. 2-3, 11:30 a.m.; Oct. 4-7, 2:15 p.m. $13. Sayonara Itsuka: See Opening listings. Oct. 1-7, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m.; Oct. 2-3, 1:45 p.m. 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. 30, 7:30 p.m. More Muppet Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy: Clips from the children's television shows. Oct. 1-30. $8. "Tough Guys: Images Of Jewish Gangsters In Film": Curated by Nancy K. Fishman. Oct. 3-24. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.