BOB & WRAY: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY at Film Forum (March 15-April 2). A companion series to a new book, “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir,” by Victoria Riskin, this retrospective honors the author’s famous parents. The screenwriter Robert Riskin gave us an abundance of Frank Capra classics, including “It Happened One Night” (on Friday, Saturday and April 1), “Lost Horizon” (on Saturday, Sunday and March 28) and “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (showing Sunday through Tuesday). Fay Wray’s beauty killed the beast in the 1933 version of “King Kong” (on Saturday and March 23-25) — an impressive feat considering that in the same year she faced other frightful circumstances in “The Mystery of the Wax Museum” and “The Vampire Bat” (showing together on March 24 and 29). Most films will play as double features, and Victoria Riskin will introduce select screenings.
CARIBBEAN FILM SERIES: A 5TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL at BAM Rose Cinemas (March 14-17). The subject matter of this year’s series encompasses both the Caribbean itself and the Caribbean diaspora. The Brooklyn-set “Panorama: Jamming to the Top” (on Saturday) trails members of a steel-pan band as they practice for an annual competition. “Being Blacker” (on Friday) follows Blacker Dread, who opened a music store that became an important local institution for Londoners of Afro-Caribbean descent.
CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER at IFC Center (March 18-19). Perhaps still best known for playing Marty McFly’s awkward dad in “Back to the Future,” Glover spent the 2000s refashioning himself as an outsider auteur, with the result being these two unclassifiable curiosities. “What Is It?” (on Tuesday), which is substantially cast with actors who have Down syndrome and features blackface and apparently unfaked snail killings, is calculated to offend and completely unwatchable. But the subsequent “It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine” (on Monday), written by Steven C. Stewart, who appears in “What Is It?” as a man being sexually pleasured in a clamshell, at times has a sensitive undercurrent. Borrowing its structure from “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” it depicts the sexual fantasies of a man (Stewart) with cerebral palsy — fantasies that sometimes end in murder. Staying far away is an understandable response, but Glover, who will present what he calls the “Big Slide Show” at each screening, doesn’t let these otherwise-unavailable U.F.O.s out often.
INFRASTRUCTURE ON FILM at Anthology Film Archives (through March 28). While this retrospective may not have the sexiest title — and, yes, it does feature documentaries on the construction of the autobahn (“Reichsautobahn,” on Friday and March 22) and the interstate highway system (“Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life,” on Friday) — it offers a heady collection of movies that concern the social, political and economic implications of how humanity moves. The minimalist filmmaker James Benning observes trains across the United States in “RR” (on Saturday); Bernardo Bertolucci’s documentary “The Path of Oil” (on Wednesday and March 23) traces its journey from the Middle East to Europe; and Frederick Wiseman’s “Canal Zone” (on March 24) is an essential chronicle of incongruities during the United States’ control of the Panama Canal Zone.