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FilmLe French Film Club: Cinema du Mois
For its Cinema du Mois, the Le French Film Club will screen "Ridicule," a film by Patrice Leconte with Fanny Ardant. It will be shown on a large screen, with subtitles. Oct. 9, 8-9:45 p.m. $15. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
FilmDeborah's Palm Mini Film Festival
Deborah's Palm and the Midpeninsula Community Media Center will host a mini film festival featuring three quality short films produced by local filmmakers: "International Folk Art Market," "Faces of Courage" and "Forgotten Faces." The filmmakers will take part in brief Q&A sessions after each screening. Oct. 9, 7 p.m.; Oct. 10, 1 p.m. $10. Deborah's Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Film'REEL ROCK 10'
Part of a film series now in its 10th year, "REEL ROCK 10" will share stories of vertical climbing action from the past year. Featured athletes will include Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson and Alex Honnold. Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. $20. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
FilmYour Infinite World Series: 'Experiencing Hubble'
At these Infinite World Series events at Little House Activity Center, community members will learn from video lectures by Professor David M. Meyer of Northwestern University about the Hubble Space Telescope's ability to capture unrivaled views and help in investigations of the cosmos. Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. $5 one lecture. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
FilmSilicon Valley African Film Festival
The sixth annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival will showcase feature films, shorts and animations made by Africa's veteran and emerging filmmakers. There will also be live performances, opening and closing/awards ceremonies, the African Market and the Innovate Africa Tech Forum. See website for the full schedule. Oct. 16-18. $20-$50. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
FilmUNAFF International Documentary Film Festival
Over the course of 10 days, the 18th United Nations Association Film Festival will bring documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women's issues, education, war and peace to venues in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University. This year's theme is "Running out of Time." See website for the full schedule and specific locations. Oct. 15-25. $10 one film session (2-3 hours). Various local venues, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto and Stanford.
Film3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
The 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival will come to Palo Alto Square's CineArts to screen the films "Voices of Partition," "Petals in the Dust," "Jai Ho" and "Om Dar-B-Dar." Some screenings will include panels and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. Visit the website for schedules and ticket pricing. Nov. 1. $10 online (plus fees); $13 at the door. CineArts, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.