IRAQI LIFE IN A TIME OF WAR
The Arab Film Festival will present a screening of Little Birds, a film by director Takeharu Watai about the daily lives of Iraqi people following the launch of the war in 2003, at 7 p.m. Friday at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. For more information, see www.aff.org.
‘THE LUBITSCH TOUCH’ AT PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
Pacific Film Archive continues its Ernst Lubitsch retrospective with Saturday screenings of two of his best. The 1924 silent film The Marriage Circle, at 6:30 p.m., will feature piano accompaniment by Judith Rosenberg. And Greta Garbo stars in the 1939 Cold War classic Ninotchka at 8:30 p.m. $4 for PFA members and UC students; $8 for non-members. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
OPENING RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT
“Paintings of Abu Ghraib,” an exhibit by Columbian artist Fernando Botero, opens with a conversation with the artist at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 in the Chevron Auditorium at International House on the UC campus. The exhibit will run through March 23 at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. 643-5651. www.clas.berkeley.edu.
HITCHCOCK CLASSICS IN EL CERRITO
The Cerrito Theater continues its series of Alfred Hitchcock classics with Psycho (1960), starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. The film shows at 9:45 p.m. Friday night and will continue next week with more late-night screenings. For more information, see www.picturepubpizza.com.