The best film picks, Feb. 8

CorrespondentFebruary 7, 2013 

Monday evening at Duke University in Durham, the Screen/Society's Ethics Film Series is screening Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's 2002 mystery "The Son."


  • Other Highlights: • The N.C. Museum of Art’s Winter series “Universal @ 100,” continues Friday night with Robert Siodmak’s 1944 camp classic “Cobra Woman,” starring Jon Hall, Sabu, Mary Nash, Lon Chaney Jr. and Maria Montez, who plays two roles. NCMA Film Curator Laura Boyes will introduce the film. It starts at 8 p.m. at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923; • Also Friday night, there will be a Nevermore Film Festival Fundraiser with a double feature of Tom Holland’s “Fright Night” (1985), and Lucio Fulci’s “The Beyond” (1981) at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. It begins at 7, and admission is $10. 560-3030; • Sunday night at the Rialto, The Cinema Inc. is screening Luis Buñuel’s 1972 surrealist comedy “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur. It starts at 7, and season passes are $14. Details: 919-787-7611; • Monday night at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Tournées Festival: New French Films on Campus is featuring Bertrand Tavernier’s 2010 historical drama “La Princesse de Montpensier” at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. At the same venue on Thursday night, the festival continues with Bruno Dumont’s 2009 drama “Hadewijch.” Refreshments are at 6:30, with the films starting at 7. Free. Details: 919-962-2062; • In Chapel Hill on Tuesday night, the Varsity Theatre is hosting the Ackland Film Forum’s showing of Alex Schlenker’s 2009 documentary “Los Chigualeros,” about the seminal salsa band, Chiqualeros, who have been one of Ecuador’s most popular bands since the ‘70s. The screening will be sponsored by Ackland Art Museum and the Institute for the Study of the Americas in celebration of Black History month. It starts at 7:00, and tickets are $4 or free with a UNC One Card. Details: 919-962-5481; • Wednesday night at the Colony Theater, Cinema Overdrive presents David Greenes’s 1970 drama “The People Next Door,” starring Eli Wallach and Julie Harris. The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 8, and admission is $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677; • Also Wednesday evening at N.C. State, there will be a double bill of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 French favorite “Amélie,” and Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s 2007 Bollywood hit “Namastey London” as part of the Office of International Services’ International Romance Films double feature event at the Witherspoon Student Center Cinema. It starts at 7. Free. Details: 919-515-5146;

Monday evening at Duke University in Durham, the Screen/Society’s Ethics Film Series is screening Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s 2002 mystery “The Son” (French title: “Le Fils”), starring Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, and Isabella Soupart, at 7 the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

At the same venue at 7 on Tuesday night, the Screen/Society’s Middle East Film Series presents Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 drama “A Separation,” starring Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, and Sareh Bayat, which was the first Iranian film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The film will be introduced by Zahra Asgari, president of GSAID (Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke). All the Screen/Society’s screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030;

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