“Presenting Princess Shaw.” Documentary about New Orleans-based caregiver’s rise from unknown singer to international performer after Israeli producer discovers her on YouTube. At Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F. www.drafthouse.com/sf (see story, 31)
Strike up the band. “The Promised Band,” a new low-budget documentary heating up this year’s festival circuit, is coming to SF DocFest. Directed by New York filmmaker Jen Heck, the film follows a group of Israeli and Palestinian women who form a fake punk band to maintain friendships and get through a border crossing. Co-presented by S.F. Jewish Film Institute.
9:15 p.m., Friday, June 3 at Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. Also Saturday, June 11 at the Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F. $12-$13. www.sfindie.com