Film Picks

The best film picks, October 4

CorrespondentOctober 3, 2013 

Pamela Yates’ 2012 P.O.V. documentary, “Granito: How To Nail a Dictator,” will be shown Wednesday in the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater.

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    • Friday in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s monthly Retro Classics film series presents a double feature of “Spooky Spoofs” featuring Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” (1974) and Charles Barton’s “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948). It begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org.

    • Friday through Sunday in Smithfield, the 2013 Ava Gardner Film Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Huston’s “Night of the Iguana” with “Mad About Ava” cocktail parties, door prizes and screenings of the film. All-day admission to the Ava Gardner Museum is $7; heritage tour tickets are $13. The film screenings of “Night of the Iguana” (10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday) are free. Details: 919-989-8687 or avagardner.org.

    • Wednesday, the Cinema Overdrive series at the Colony Theater is featuring the 1989 Indonesian sci-fi trash classic “Lady Terminator.” There will be vintage trailers before and after the film. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5.50. Details: 919-847-5677 or www.ambassadorcinemas.com.

The Screen/Society at Duke has a lot going on, starting with the N.C. Latin America Film Festival’s screening of the 2001 documentary “In the Light of Reverence” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall) Friday night at 7. The festival continues Monday night with a screening of “The Master and Divino” at the same venue. The festival then moves to the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater, where Pamela Yates’ 2012 P.O.V. documentary “Granito: How To Nail a Dictator” will be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m. Also at Duke: Jules Dassin’s 1964 art heist comedy “Topkapi” at the Nasher Museum of Art Sunday at 2 p.m., and the Tournees French Film Festival presents the 2012 drama “Farewell, My Queen” at the Bryan Griffith Film Center at 7 p.m. Monday. All the screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.

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