Film Picks

Staff WriterMay 8, 2009 

  • At the N.C. Museum of Art tonight, museum film curator Laura Boyes will introduce the 1941 version of Charlotte Bronte's oft-replicated classic "Jane Eyre," starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. The movie starts at 8, and tickets are $5 ($3.50 for students, museum, Cinema Inc. and Galaxy Cinema members). Details: 839-6262; ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

    And, beginning Monday, the Carmike 15 in Raleigh, the Wynnsong 15 in Durham and the Park Place 16 in Morrisville will show the family film "When I Find the Ocean" for a one-week engagement. An official selection of the DPEC Independent Film Series (yeah, never heard of it either), which Carmike theaters all around the country are showing, this movie follows a little girl (Lily Matland Holly) who sets out on a journey with her beloved dog and rabbit to find peace with her father, who died at sea. (It's tugging at the heartstrings already, isn't it?) Diane Ladd, Lee Majors and Bernie Casey co-star. Showtimes are 4 and 9:50 (ticket prices are too various to drop here). Details: 645-1111; www.carmike.com

Beginning today, the Carolina Theatre in Durham will hit audiences with a weeklong double shot of the definitive gangster saga.

The theater has scored newly remastered 35mm prints of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II." (Thankfully, there's no "Part III" to be found with this package.) The first "Godfather" will be shown at 7:15 p.m. today, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday (with a matinee at 2:30 Saturday), while the second "Godfather" will play at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday (with a matinee at 2:30 Sunday). Tickets are $8 ($6.25 for students and seniors; free for Star members). Details: 560-3030; www.carolinatheatre.org.

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