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FilmKhalil Gibran's 'The Prophet'
Gathr Film will bring a screening of "The Prophet," an animated adventure based on Khalil Gibran's poetry collection, to the Aquarius Theatre for students to view after reading the volume. Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $12. Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto.
FilmFestival of French Animated Films: 'Ernest et Celestine'
The kickoff event for the first ever Festival of French Animated Films will include a projection of the award-winning animated film "Ernest et Celestine," directed by Stephane Aubier. There will be an introduction and a reception following the screening. Dec. 4, 8-11 p.m. $15-$20. Second Stage Theater, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
FilmFestival of French Animated Films: Day 2
The second day of the first Festival of French Animated Films will include projections of nine short films from the Best of Annecy festival; the Oscar-winning short film "Mr Hublot," with the making of discussed by Mickael Coedel, the film's Llad animator); and "A Cat in Paris." Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15-$20. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Second Stage Theater, 500 Castro St. , Mountain View.
Film'Stranger Stories: Documentaries by Stanford Students'
This Cantor Arts Center exhibit presents documentary film shorts by first- and second-year MFA students that capture the lives of two kinds of strangers: the ones seen everyday and those far geographically removed. Sept. 30-Dec. 7, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Film12 Days of Christmas: 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Little House Activity Center will celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas from Dec. 8 to Dec. 23. It will mark the seventh day with a screening of the classic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life." Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.