The Coen brothers’, opening Friday, will have to wait. Not to be coy about it, A Serious Man is a special movie; like Bright Star, made out of the purest artistic impulse, to please its maker, and let the filmgoer catch up if he can. It, no matter how short a time it may stay in theaters, should outrun the entire generation and the next. I will do it injustice as soon as possible. I regret, meantime, that before it exited the Gaslamp theater I could say nothing about Jia Zhangke’s rueful rumination on a factory closing in contemporary China, 24 City, a visually eloquent talking-heads movie, or really talking torsos against meaningful backgrounds, dispensing an indeterminable blend of truth and fiction (Joan Chen interviewed as a woman widely recognized as looking like Joan Chen). All I can do with it is snap it up as an appetizer to the San Diego Asian Film Festival, “2 Weeks, 200 Films, Endless Possibilities,” October 15 through 29 at the UltraStar Mission Valley in Hazard Center (sdaff.org). Overlappingly but more intermittently, the San Diego Italian Film Festival, featuring a retrospective of director Paolo Virzì, runs from October 15 through November 7 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com). And before all that, the San Diego Latino Film Festival juggles two films throughout the next week in its monthly Cinema en Tu Idioma series, Pablo Trapero’s Leonera from Argentina and Pablo Larrain’s Tony Manero from Chile, at the UltraStar Mission Valley. Finally, Friday evening at 7:00 at the D.G. Wills bookstore in La Jolla there will be a “hometown” launch party of the long-aborning Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber, just over a year after the author’s death, with his widow and late-period collaborator, Patricia Patterson, in attendance, along with the book’s editor, Robert Polito. Something else to which to mete out injustice.