Film Picks

The best film picks, May 31

CorrespondentMay 30, 2013 

Evelyn (Judi Dench, left) and Madge (Celia Imrie) retire to India in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”


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    • Also Saturday night, another crowd pleaser from 2012, Ang Lee’s acclaimed adaptation of Yann Martel’s 2001 bestselling novel “Life of Pi,” will screen at the Green in Southern Village, Chapel Hill. It starts between 8:30 and 8:45, and admission is $4. Details: 919-969-8049;

    • At Motorco Music Hall in Durham on Tuesday evening, the North Carolina Justice Center and the Durham People’s Alliance are hosting the N.C. premiere of Joe and Harry Gantz’s new documentary “American Winter,” about the struggle of eight families in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial collapse. Doors open at 6, film starts at 7, and there will be a panel discussion following. $10 suggested donation. Details: 919-901-0875;

Saturday evening, the N.C. Museum of Arts’ Summer Series kicks off with last year’s hit ensemble comedy drama “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” at the Joseph M. Bryan Theater, an open-air theater in Museum Park. The British production, directed by John Madden of “Shakespeare in Love” fame, features a charming cast, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton, as a group of retirees who take up residence in a broken down hotel in India, run by Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”). It starts at 9, and tickets are $5 (Free for students and NCMA, Cinema Inc. and Galaxy Cinema members). Details: 919-715-5923;

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