Starting Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Universal Studios with screenings of new prints of a selection of their classics. First up, George Marshall’s 1939 Western “Destry Rides Again,” starring James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich and Brian Donlevy. Also known by the title “The Man From Montana,” the film courted controversy with an intense bar brawl between Dietrich and Una Merkel, that many a critic has considered one of the greatest cat-fights in cinema history. NCMA Film Curator Laura Boyes will introduce the film. (See story, page xx.)
It starts at 8 at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building, and tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA and Cinema Inc. members). Details: 919-715-5923; ncartmuseum.org/calendar.