The best film picks, April 5

CorrespondentApril 4, 2013 

This weekend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which I’ll be live-tweeting (follow @filmbabble), is the main movie event in the Triangle, but for folks looking for an alternate to documentaries on Friday night need look no further than the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences which is screening Ted Post’s “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” for their Natural Horror Picture Show. The 1970 sci-fi action adventure, the second in the popular “Planet of the Apes series,” stars James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, and Charlton Heston, reprising his role 1968 original. It starts at 7, and admission is free. Details: 919-733-7450;

Other Highlights:

• Monday night in Durham, Duke University’s Screen/Society 2013 Ethics Film Series presents Susan Youssef 2011 Palestinian drama “Habibi” at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater at 7. A panel discussion will follow the film. Also at Duke on Wednesday night, the Screen Society’s Feminism & Freedom Series is featuring Pablo Trapero’s “Lion’s Den” (2008) at White 107 (White Lecture Hall) at 7. Thursday evening, the Screen/Society’s Rights! Camera! Action! Series will be showing Davis Guggenheim’s “The First Year” at Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (“Garage”) at 7. All the Screen/Society’s screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030;

• Wednesday night at the Colony Theater, Cinema Overdrive presents Don Schain's 1972 action drama “The Abductors,” starring Cheri Caffaro, Richard Smedley, and Patrick Wright. The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 8, and admission is $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677;

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