You may know September as National Food Safety Education Month or Life Insurance Awareness Month, but we hereby declare that henceforth it shall also be known, at least in Sacramento, as Microcinema Month. The reason is that Shiny Object Digital Video’s promising new weekly movie series—a handsome array of indie, foreign, documentary and LGBT-friendly fare—gets under way this Friday at Fools Foundation, 1025 19th Street. This week: We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen, Tim Irwin’s lively doc about the anti-rock-star trio of Los Angeles punk-scene outsiders, whose too-brief career peaked in the early ’80s but influenced lots of later players. Next week: Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, an offbeat doc on So-Cal’s accidentally manmade inland lake—where, as narrator John Waters explains, “utopia and the apocalypse meet to dance a dirty tango.” Sirens of the 23rd Century, a vividly kitschy LGBT-film-fest fave, touches down on the 22nd, followed by a Sundance-darling sci-fi musical Western, The American Astronaut, on the 29th. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets cost $5. Visit www.shiny-object.com/screenings or call (916) 484-0747 for more information.