Film Picks

The best film picks, November 1

CorrespondentOctober 31, 2013 

Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed documentary “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone” makes its North Carolina premiere Wednesday night with two screenings at the Colony Theater in North Raleigh.

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    • Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art’s fall film series “Car Crazy” continues with Mervyn LeRoy’s 1934 drama “Heat Lightning,” starring Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak and Preston Foster. NCMA film curator Laura Boyes will introduce. It starts at 8, and tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923; ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

    • Also Friday evening in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s monthly Retro Classics film series (an offshoot of Retrofantasma) presents a double feature of Bela Lugosi films from the Universal Monsters Collection – Edgar G. Ulmer’s “The Black Cat” (1934) and Lew Landers’ 1935 adaption of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1845 poem “The Raven.” The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org.

    • Also Friday evening in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, gets ready for next week’s NC Comic-Con (Nov. 9th-10th at the Durham Convention Center) with a special 8 p.m. screening of Morgan Spurlock’s 2011 documentary “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.” Tickets are $5. Details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.

    • At Duke on Monday night, the Screen/Society’s Cine-East: East Asian Cinema Series is screening Stephen T. Maing’s 2012 documentary “High Tech, Low Life” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall). It will be introduced by professor Ralph Litzinger of the Cultural Anthropology Department, with a discussion following the film. At the same venue on Wednesday night, the East Asian Cinema Series continues with Dong-il Shin’s 2009 drama “Bandhobi.” Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES) will introduce. Both night’s screenings start at 7 and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or

    ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.

    • Tuesday night at N.C. State at the Witherspoon Campus Cinema there will be a screening of Wake Forest filmmaker Charles S. Martin’s 2013 documentary “Residue: This Ain’t No Song and Dance.” The film is part of the Twelfth Annual African Diaspora Film Festival. Starts at 6. Free. Details: 919-818-1162.

Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed documentary “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone” makes its North Carolina premiere Wednesday night with two screenings at the Colony Theater in Raleigh. The film follows the Britpop rockers, who were major players in the Manchester movement of the mid- ’90s, on their 2012 reunion tour of Europe. From the intense point of view of a die-hard fan, writer/director Meadows weaves together footage of rehearsals and live performances with interviews with band members Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary Mounfield and Alan Wren. It screens at 7 and 9:30. Admission is $8.50 ($6.50 for students and seniors). Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

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