After AFI Fest wrapped late last week in Los Angeles, and with few premier festivals still upcoming elsewhere in the country, Hollywood turns its attention this week to the tow mainstays of the holiday season: blockbusters and awards fare. But if 'Gulliver's Travels' or 'Blue Valentine' (neither of which we've seen yet) aren't priority films for you as the year comes to a close, thankfully there are still many active programs at theaters across the country where alternative, independent, classic, and general repertory films are shown.

But before we present our picks for the film-related events of the week, we would like to remind you to please leave comments and send in emails with any suggestions you may have for events, screenings, or other opportunities film fans may have to share with others in their celebration of the medium. Also, when and if you attend any of the events listed below, please let us know about your experiences, and let the organizers know where you found out about it!