THE JERK “For one dollar I’ll guess your weight, your height, or your sex.”

recommended August: Osage County
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

A new series showcasing "Latin American classic cinema from the golden era of film." This installment features the 1972 lucha libre film Santo vs. the Mummies of Guanajuato, which sounds pretty great. More at Hollywood Theatre.

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
The latest episode of the endless Evangelion anime series. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Getting to Know YouTube
Local presenters fire up YouTube and explore "the boundaries of what tubes and you were meant for." Hollywood Theatre.

Hecklevision: Cool As Ice
Vanilla Ice's non-classic, now with your text-messaged heckles popping up onscreen. Sorry, Vanilla Ice. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Her
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

In No Great Hurry: 13 Life Lessons with Saul Leiter
A documentary about photographer Saul Leiter "as he deals with he triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80s, and fending off a pesky filmmaker." Clinton Street Theater.

International House
WC Fields, George Burns and Cab Calloway's 1933 comedy, followed by 1934's Thirty Day Princess. Screens as part of the NW Film Center's Treasures from the UCLA Film & Television Archive series; more at Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended The Jerk
Remember when Steve Martin was funny? Yeah, I know, it's been a long time—before most of us were alive, I'm thinkin'. But when he was on, the guy was unstoppable. In 1979's The Jerk, he plays Navin R. Johnson, a huge moron that was "born a poor black child." Only he's white—incredibly so. It's dead-on hilarious slapstick, social commentary, and—most of all—shows Martin's comic skills chopping like a damn Ginzu knife. Just lava-hot funny. Insert cliché about the mighty falling here. ADAM GNADE Academy Theater.

recommended Kung Fu Theater
A 35mm print of the 1981 kung fu classic Shaolin vs. Wu Tang, in which (you guessed it) students of the Shaolin style face off with students of the Wu-Tang style. Wu-Tang is for the children. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
Every year, school districts in the United States dump—essentially for nothing—perfectly good yellow school buses. But the lucky ones go on to live glorious, tropical, and occasionally sordid second acts, shined up and pressed into service as public transportation in Central America. Mark Kendall follows a single bus from its sale in Pennsylvania to earnest Guatemalan entrepreneurs; by the time we see it lovingly and artfully resurrected in bright colors as a camioneta, we've also been introduced to the dangerous world of corruption, extortion, and murder that goes hand in hand with the transformation. DENIS C. THERIAULT Whitsell Auditorium.

The Legend of Hercules
The latest from Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight). Not screened for critics. Various Theaters.

Lone Survivor
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

The 1926 comedy, followed by 1928's Midnight Madness. Screens as part of the NW Film Center's Treasures from the UCLA Film & Television Archive series; more at Whitsell Auditorium.

Frederick Wiseman's "grisly" 1976 film about meat production. Screens as part of the NW Film Center and Yale Union's Production/Distribution film series; more at Whitsell Auditorium.

My French Film Festival
The Clinton Street indulges your inner Francophile with a three-day program co-presented by UniFrance that features films from up-and-coming contemporary French directors. Each night promises one comedy and one drama, so you can pick your French poison accordingly, from Mobile Home, a road-trip jaunt about two thirtysomethings, to Comme un Lion, about a Senegalese boy who dreams of making it big as a soccer star. ALISON HALLETT Clinton Street Theater.

recommended Paradise Trilogy
Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy: Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith, and Paradise: Hope. More at Clinton Street Theater.

PDX Motorcycle Film Festival
"High-quality motorcycle-related films" presented by the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. More at Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Rerun Theater
Old Saturday morning cartoons—this time with an apocalyptic bent, with the first episode of Return to the Planet of the Apes (!) and episodes of Thundarr the Barbarian and Ark II. Plus surgary cereal and "our favorite kids toys ads from the '60s, '70s and '80s." Hollywood Theatre.

The Song of Styrene/Slow Glass
A "subversively fantastic" look at "the positive properties of plastics," followed by John Smith's 1991 film about glassmaking. Screens as part of the NW Film Center and Yale Union's Production/Distribution film series; more at Whitsell Auditorium.

Waiting for the Light
A documentary about "the human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in Portland," presented by the Junior League. Mission Theater.

Weird Science
John Hughes' 1985 enjoyable-yet-morally bankrupt comedy about two nerds who create a real-life wet dream! Probably not the best film with which to introduce teenage boys to gender issues. Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended The Wolf of Wall Street
A movie that's funny and alive and furious, and as good as anything Scorsese's ever done. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters.