Film Picks

The best film picks, June 21

CorrespondentJune 20, 2013 

  • Other highlights:

    • The Retrofantasma series is showcasing a double feature dubbed “Things That Go Bump in the Night” Friday night at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. It begins with Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror hit “Poltergeist,” which was co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg, and finishes with James L. Conway’s lesser-known scary movie from the same era, “The Boogens” (1981). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). 919-560-3030; festivals.carolinatheatre.org.

    This week’s outdoor movie schedule:

    • The N.C. Museum of Arts’ Summer Series is showing Stephen Chbosky’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012), starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, at the open-air theater on Friday night. Saturday night at the same venue, Sam Mendes’ 2012 James Bond adventure “Skyfall,” starring Daniel Craig in his third outing as 007, will be shown. Both night’s features begin at 9, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923; ncartmuseum.org.

    • Also Friday night, Durham Cinematheque’s Movies in the Park presents “Bull City on Film: Durham Is Black! and White” a program featuring short films about the area including Don Parisher’s “Negro Durham Marches On,” a 1948 promotional film for the Durham Business and Professional Chain. The event takes place at the screen on The Leaf on the east side of Foster Street in Durham Central Park. It starts at 9, and it’s free. Details: 919-688-0965; www.thirdfridaydurham.com.

    • Also Friday night at Regency Park in Cary, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s summer series “Movies by Moonlight” continues with Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games” (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence. Gates open at 7 (movie starts at dusk). Admission is $3 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052; boothamphitheatre.com.

    • Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3” (2013), starring Robert Downey Jr., will screen at the Green in Southern Village, Chapel Hill on Friday and Saturday night. It starts between 8:30 and 8:45 both evenings, and admission is $4. Details: 919-969-8049; www.southernvillage.com.

Friday evening in Durham, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Fridays film series kicks off with two screenings of Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s new documentary “I Am Breathing,” about a young man (Neil Platt) dealing with being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Show-times for the free screenings are 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco Campus (seating is first come, first served). Details: 919-687-4100; www.fullframefest.org.

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