Entering its eighth year, the Petaluma Film Fest
brings a global array of short films, both animated and live action, to the North Bay for a day of lively screenings and conversations with visiting filmmakers. The program opens with a local boy, as SRJC student Miles Levin shows his timely political satire The Berninator
. From there, the lineup of shorts comes from locations like Switzerland, Spain, Bhutan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and elsewhere. Tickets are available for matinee, afternoon or late-night blocks of films, or you can stay the whole day and take in a world of cinema on Saturday, May 7, at McNear’s Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.765.2121. Noon. $10–$30. petalumafilmalliance.org.