Film Picks

Best film picks, July 19

CorrespondentJuly 18, 2013 

Harrison Ford, right, stars in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” which will play at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham Saturday.


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    • Also at the Carolina Theater in Durham, Friday night’s Retrofantasma film series presents a double feature dubbed “Futureshock” consisting of the Director’s Cut of Terry Gilliam’s 1986 fantasy favorite “Brazil” and George Lucas’ 1971 sci-fi flick “THX:1138.” The double bill starts at 7 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, and tickets are $8. Details: 919-560-3030;

    • Also Friday evening in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, continues its Third Friday Film series with a screening of Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s 2012 documentary “Blackfish,” concerning the controversy over a killer whale. Free. Details: 919-684-4444;

    • Thursday night at Duke, the Screen/Society’s Dinner and a Movie series is showing Lech Majewski’s “The Mill and the Cross” (2011), in connection with the Nasher Museum of Art’s exhibition, “The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Collection” (June 20-August 18, 2013) at the Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium at 7. Free. Details: 919-660-3000;

    This week’s outdoor movie schedule

    • Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art will feature David O. Russell’s 2012 acclaimed comedy drama “Silver Linings Playbook,” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, at the open-air theater. Saturday evening, Ben Affleck’s 2012 Best Picture Oscar winner “Argo” screens at the same venue. Both features begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923;

    • “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012) Friday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Cary. Gates open at 7 p.m. (movie starts at dusk), and admission is $3 (free for kids 12 and younger). Details: 919-462-2025;

    • Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be showing at the Green in Southern Village in Chapel Hill on both Friday and Saturday night. The movie starts between 8:30 and 8:45 and admission is $4. Details: 919-969-8049;

The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham is having a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday with free screenings of Sydney Lumet’s 1982 thriller “Deathtrap,” starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, at 2 p.m.; Lewis Teague’s 1983 Stephen King adaptation “Cujo” at 4:30; and Steven Spielberg’s 1984 classic “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” starring Harrison Ford, at 7. Free popcorn will be served. Also, three food trucks will be parked on the Plaza at the Theatre all day and there will be live music from three bands starting at noon. Details: 919-560-3030;

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