FILM: It ain't the way he wanted it. He could handle things. He was smart! Not like everybody said... like dumb. He was smart and John Cazale deserves your respect. So, why not pay your respects to famed '70s character actor and star of such films as The Godfather, The Conversation, The Deer Hunter, and Dog Day Afternoon when the new documentary I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale screens tonight. The tribute, according to SF Weekly, brings filmmaker Richard Shepard (The Matador) to town as well to host this "interview-packed" film.

7 p.m. // Vogue Theatre (3290 Sacramento) // $12

THEATER: A Necessary Evil, according to the Rhino Theater's site, is about this: "Jack and Dave have lived together for twenty years as domestic partners. When Jack’s father dies abruptly, his mother is suddenly homeless as a result of poor financial planning on the part of her and her husband. Jack and Dave take her in and, in spite of tensions, there seems to be the possibility of happy coexistence. But secrets about the past and present are soon revealed and the tensions quickly become unendurable." Intriguing! An added bonus: It's a John Fisher production, so you know the production should provide a night of top-shelf entertainment.

8 p.m. // Theatre Rhinoceros (2926 - 16th Street) // $15-$40

FILM II: Perfect for the ADHD-inclined, check out the "Three-Minute Film Festival" over on Divisadero. Drink specials and creative moving pictures abound.

8 p.m. // Madrone Lounge (500 Divisadero) // free