Film Picks

The best film picks, November 15

CorrespondentNovember 14, 2013 

Malcolm McDowell stars in the 1971 film, “A Clockwork Orange,” playing Wednesday at the Colony Theater.


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    • Friday in Durham, the Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco Campus continues its Third Friday Film series with a free screening of the 2013 documentary “Medora,” which follows the Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of its 2011 season in Indiana. 7 p.m. Details: 919-684-4444 or

    • Also Friday in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s monthly Retro Classics film series presents a double feature dubbed “Life Can Be A Drag,” consisting of Billy Wilder’s “Some Like it Hot” (1959) and Sydney Pollack’s “Tootsie” (1982). 7 p.m. Admission $8. 919-560-3030 or

    • In Durham on Monday, Duke’s Screen/Society’s Cine-East: East Asian Cinema Series is screening Goro Myazaki’s 2011 animated film “From Up on Poppy Hill” at White Hall 107. At the same venue on Tuesday, they will serve up some Kubrick with a rare 35mm screening of the 1964 classic “Dr. Strangelove” at the Bryan Center’s Griffith Film Center as part of their “Kubrick and Existentialism” series. Both start at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or

    • Sunday and Wednesday, you can brush up on all the conspiracy theories just in time for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at Regal Cinemas Classic Films Series showings of Oliver Stone’s epic 1991 political thriller “JFK” at Crossroads 20. Sunday at 2 pm; Wednesday at 2 and 7 pm. Matinees $8, evenings $10. Details: 919-816-0220.

Wednesday night, the Colony Theater presents the first part of “A Very Kubrick Holiday Season” with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian “A Clockwork Orange” (1971). The must-see ’70s counterculture classic stars Malcolm McDowell as gang leader Alex DeLarge, one of future Britain’s brutal youths whose principal interests, according to the movie poster’s tagline, are “rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven.” Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel follows Alex as he goes through intense psychological conditioning for his sins against society. The film was originally rated X, so remember that when considering taking the kids. It starts at 7:30 and admission is $5. Details: 847-5677 or

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