108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Hoot (2006, U.S., 91 min.): Three eager teens work to save endangered owls from the advances of a greedy developer. Sat., March 17, 11 a.m., $4.
The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. The Muppets (2011, U.S., 103 min.): In case you haven't gotten your fill lately. Sat., March 17, midnight, $7. Battle Royale (2011, Japan, 103 min.): A class of teenagers is forced to fight to the death by a fearful government. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m., $3.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Dogtooth (2009, Greece, 94 min.): Overprotective parents keep their teenage children trapped in their property in this surreal family drama. Fri., March 16, 11:30 p.m., $7. The Screen Illusion (2010, France, 88 min.): An intrepid private eye tracks down a wealthy man's son in this modern adaptation of a 17th-century French play. Sat., March 17, 11 a.m., $7.
CHESTNUT HILL FILM GROUP
Free Library, Chestnut Hill Branch, 8711 Germantown Ave., 215-248-0977, armcinema25.com. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947, U.S., 65 min.), which stars Boris Karloff squaring off against the comic-book gumshoe, opens the Secret Cinema's B-movie double feature. Then, police hunt down "the Creeper," a disfigured man seeking vengeance, in The Brute Man (1946, U.S., 58 min.). Tue., March 20, 7:30 p.m., free.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, U.S., 90 min.): "Party on, dudes." Fri., March 16, 9:45 p.m., $8. The Man Who Would Be King (1975, U.K., 129 min.): Sean Connery and Michael Caine play British buddies who quickly become exploitative colonialists. Sun., March 18, 2 p.m., $8. The Art of the Steal (2009, U.S., 101 min.): Spoiler alert: This doc on the Barnes Foundation's move to Philly ends with ceaseless construction on the Parkway. Sun., March 18, 4:30 p.m., $8.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011, U.S., 88 min.): This Sundance-winning doc searches for the source of the cryptic tiles sprinkled across Philadelphia. Wed., March 21, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
3701 Chestnut St., 267-765-9700, ihousephilly.org. Maluala (1979, Cuba, 80 min.): A community of runaway slaves is threatened by agents of the Catholic Church. Thu., March 15, 7 p.m., free. Italy, Love It or Leave It (2011, Italy, 75 min.): Filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi play versions of themselves trying to make sense of Italy's uncertain future in a hybrid documentary/road movie. Fri., March 16, 5 p.m., free. DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! (2012, U.S., 110 min.): Video collective Everything Is Terrible! crafts a movie entirely from canine-related found footage. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m., $9. Le Million (1931, France, 81 min.): A Chaplin-esque starving artist hunts down the missing jacket containing his winning lottery ticket. Wed., March 21, 7 p.m., free.
611 S. Seventh St., 215-238-0900, nomadpizzaco.com. Cinema Paradiso (1988, Italy, 123 min.): Unless you're totally heartless, this Italian tribute to movies will definitely leave you crying. Sun., March 18, 8 p.m., free. Annie Hall (1977, U.S., 133 min.): Woody Allen reinvented the rom-com with this tale about a neurotic Brooklynite and his tightly-wound WASP girlfriend (Diane Keaton). Wed., March 21, 8:30 p.m., free.
3260 South St., 215-746-4174, penn.museum. Elephant in the Dark: Refractions of Muslim Identity: Temple MFA grad Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz explores the Iranian Revolution through her family's history in Inheritance (2011, U.S., 29 min.), while Ambarien Al Qadar's The Ghetto Girl (2011, U.S., 35 min.) follows a girl searching for a lost home movie in New Delhi's largest Muslim community. Thu., March 15, 5 p.m. filmmakers' reception, 6 p.m. screening, free.
PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Various locations, 215-545-4400, gershmany.org. To Save a Life (2012, U.S., 62 min.): This nonfiction flick tells the story of a Philadelphia couple who traveled to Vienna and saved 50 Jewish children from likely death. Sat., March 17, 8:30 p.m., $12. The Rabbi's Cat (2011, France, 100 min.): An Algerian rabbi's cat gains the ability to speak after swallowing a parrot in this charming animated flick. Sun., March 18, 3 p.m., $10. Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011, U.S., 89 min.): The legacy of famous author and experimental psychoanalyst Paul Goodman is explored in this doc. Sun., March 18, 7 p.m., $10. Reuniting the Rubins (2010, U.K., 97 min.): An uptight London lawyer is guilted into reuniting with his estranged kinder by his ill mother. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m., $10.
Annenberg Hall, Temple University, 2020 N. 13th St., room three, 215-204-8422. Kanal (1957, Poland, 91 min.): The Polish resistance takes its anti-Nazi fight to the Warsaw sewers. Fri., March 16, 3 p.m., free.
WOODEN SHOE BOOKS
508 S. Fifth St., 215-413-0999, woodenshoebooks.com. The Quiet Earth (1985, New Zealand, 91 min.): After single-handedly wiping out most of humanity, a scientist joins forces with a Maori and a redhead in order to survive. Sun., March 18, 7 p.m., free.