· EL CRIMEN FERPECTO (NR) In Alex de la Iglesia's dark comedy, a rivalry between department store employees leads to increasingly violent and complicated twists. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
· DOMINO 1 star. (R) See review.
· ELIZABETHTOWN (PG-13) See review.
· THE FOG (PG-13) From the department of unnecessary remakes comes this retread of John Carpenter's modestly entertaining 1980 thriller about a coastal town menace by sea-going spooks wreathed in fog. It stars Clark Kent from "Smallville" and the bitchy blonde from "Lost."
· GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK 5 stars. (PG) See review.
· THE UNTOLD STORY OF EMMET LOUIS TILL 4 stars. (NR) See review. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
· BRUSH UP YOUR SCHILLER (1990) (NR) A program of film adaptations of 18th-century playwright Friedrich Schiller begins with this documentary on the life and importance of the "German Shakespeare." $3-$4. Wed., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Goethe Institut Atlanta, 1197 Peachtree St. 404-892-2388. www.goethe.de/atlanta.
· DIXIE FILM FESTIVAL (NR) This second annual festival of independent film features 37 films, including the work of 10 local artists vying for the Mason-Dixon Award for most promising Georgia filmmaker. The program includes Arthur Seidelman's The Sisters, an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters starring Maria Bello; and Kitania Kavey's "Smashing Stereotypes," about Hollywood's typecasting of an Asian actor. $10. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 14-15, call for times. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. 404-651-3565. www.dixiefilmfest.com.
· FIRECRACKER (2004) (NR) Steve Balderson's quirky drama stars Mike Patton and Karen Black, each in dual roles, as well as a supporting cast of real-life carnival "freaks" including the Enigma, Lobster Girl and George the Giant. Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. 931 Monroe Drive. 404-872-5796.
· GEORGE A. ROMERO'S LAND OF THE DEAD 2 stars. (R) Expect more gore in this unrated director's cut from George Romero, who virtually invented the ultra-violent zombie flick with Night of Living Dead. Much of the film plays like second-string Mad Max, with tough commandos trying to protect a besieged human city from an army of increasingly intelligent zombies. If you're not already a fan of the genre, you'll find Land of the Dead a little too disgusting to stomach, but Romero's sociopolitical consciousness remains intact. The film plays like a parable of the have-nots rising against the haves. And eating them. Mon., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Regal Perimeter Pointe, 1155 Mt. Vernon Highway. -- Curt Holman
· HOTEL RWANDA 4 stars. (PG-13) Don Cheadle superbly portrays a middle-class Rwandan hotel manager who rescues hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide. Irish filmmaker Terry George uses suspense film techniques to seize our attention for the film's angry themes, holding the nations of the West directly responsible for their inaction during the massacres. Hotel Rwanda combines a compelling narrative with moral clarity better than any political film of the past year. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). Oct. 14-20, call for times. Cinefest, GSU Student Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Holman
· INTIMATE STORIES (2004) (NR) This Spanish/Argentinian co-production depicts a series of delicate stories set against the windswept, epic emptiness of Patagonia. Latin American Film Festival. Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St.; Wed., Oct. 19, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive. $5. 404-733-4570. www.high.org.
· THE LIGHT SERIES (NR) The third in a five-part series about the use of light in artists' films features a program of historic and new works from such artists as Lynn Marie Kirby, Luis Recorder, Saul Levine and Guy Sherwin. Available Light. Wed., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. $5. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.
· LOUISE ALONE THOMPSON PATTERSON: IN HER OWN WORDS (NR) Director Louis Massiah introduces his documentary about Louise Thompson Patterson, Civil Rights leader and longtime member of the Communist Party. Mon., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle. 404-727-7620.
· THE MYSTERY OF THE TRINIDAD (2003) (NR) The same screenwriter of Y Tu Mama Tambien penned this tale of the strife that erupts between siblings following the death of their womanizing father obsessed with a wrecked Spanish galleon. Latin American Film Festival. $5. Sat., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4570. www.high.org.
· THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the musical horror spoof follows an all-American couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) to the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a drag-queen/mad scientist from another galaxy. It's all fun and games until Meat Loaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Midnight Fri. at Lefont Plaza Theatre and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.