It's not exactly in keeping with the holiday sprit, but ...
A double feature of locally produced horror films is set for tonight at the Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford Road. Jamie Nash and David Thomas Sckrabulis' Two Front Teeth features a zombie Santa Claus, a dangerous flying creature with a glowing nose and a conspiracy-obsessed tabloid writer. Chris LaMartina's Book of Lore, named best horror feature at September's ShockerFest International Film Festival, focuses on a dead girlfriend, the ensuing murder mystery and a town's sordid past. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Information: hamilton art.org or 410-444-4272.
Classic holiday movies
Classic holiday films are running through Tuesday at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Offerings include James Stewart, Donna Reed and the good folks of Bedford Falls in 1946's It's a Wonderful Life (4:20 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, 7:45 p.m. tomorrow, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday), and Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin and a Red Ryder BB gun in 1983's A Christmas Story (9:35 p.m. tonight, 10:30 p.m. tomorrow). Tickets and information: afi.com or 301-495-6720.
Romanian film series
Romanian director Lucian Pintilie's The Reenactment will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday in the large auditorium of the National Gallery of Art's East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest in Washington. The film centers on two students who get drunk and attack a bar owner. Instead of going to jail, they are ordered to re-enact the crime for a documentary on alcohol abuse. The Reenactment is next week's entry in the National Gallery's "Bucharest Stories: New Films from Romania" series, running through Dec. 30. Admission is free. Information: 202-737-4215 or nga.gov/programs/film.