The 5th season of “Mad Men,” currently airing on AMC, is set in 1966, but Friday’s “Mad About Mad Men” film series selection at the N.C. Museum of Art looks back at 1962 with the retro rom-com “Down With Love” (2003). Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger star in this New York City-set battle of the sexes scenario that was directed by Raleigh native Peyton Reed.
Onion A.V. Club critic Nathan Rabin wrote that “Down About Love” was “about the glorious absurdity of the mating ritual, about our wonderfully bogus cinematic history, and a space-age future as filtered through an Art Deco past.” The screening will be introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes. It starts at 8, and tickets are $5 ($3.50 for students and NCMA, Cinema Inc., and Galaxy Cinema members). Details: 919-715-5923; www.ncartmuseum.org/calendar.