WEDNESDAY: American Cinematheque and Henry Jaglom pay tribute to the late producer Bert Schneider with a screening of his Oscar-winning 1974 docu “Hearts and Minds.” Aero Theater. AmericanCinematheque.comSATURDAY: The AFI Conservatory hosts an open house for its Master of Fine Arts film program, including screenings of student thesis films. AFI’s Mark Goodson Screening Room. AFI.com/conservatory The 39th annual Annie Awards honor animated films and TV programs. UCLA’s Royce Hall. AnnieAwards.org FEB. 6-7: Jay-Z toplines two concerts at Carnegie Hall to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. ShawnCartersF.com FEB. 8: Film Independent launches its 11th annual Directors Close Up series of weekly panel seshes. Participants include helmers Jonathan Levine, Mike Mills and Robin Swicord. Wednesdays through March 7 at West L.A.’s Landmark Theaters. FilmIndependent.org Cast members and producers of ABC’s “Cougar Town” take part in a panel sesh. Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. PaleyCenter.org FEB. 9: The Athena Film Festival honors Julie Taymor, Dee Rees, Nekisa Cooper, Theresa Rebeck, Diablo Cody and others. Through Feb. 12 at Barnard College. AthenaFilmFestival.com FEB. 10: William Wellman Jr. introduces the screening of a restored print of “Wings” to kick off the three-week William Wellman fest at Gotham’s Film Forum. FilmForum.org
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