Film Picks

The best film picks, June 27

CorrespondentJune 26, 2014 

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    • Friday in Cary, The Cary Theater will show Judy Chaikin’s 2011 documentary “The Girls in the Band,” about the history of female jazz and big band instrumentalists from the ’30s to the present. It screens at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or

    • Also Friday, the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series will present Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s excellent 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals,” as part of the Full Frame Road Show. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Plaza with food trucks, local craft beers and a live performance by Morning Brigade before the screening. The movie begins at dusk. Details:

    • Wednesday in Raleigh, the Colony Theater’s “Golden Age” series will feature Jean Negulesco’s 1953 rom com “How to Marry a Millionaire,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. It starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677 or

    • Thursday in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s monthly Retro Classics film series hosts “A Tribute to Agatha Christie,” consisting of George Pollack’s 1965 thriller “Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians” and Guy Hamilton’s 1982 mystery “Evil Under the Sun.” The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). 919-560-3030 or

Last Saturday evening, John Lee Hancock’s 2013 drama “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of “Mary Poppins,” was screened at the N.C. Museum of Art as part of their Summer Movie Series. So it seems logical to follow that up by revisiting Robert Stevenson’s 1964 Disney classic, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with a Friday night screening at the Joseph M. Bryan Theater, an open-air theater in Museum Park. The Oscar-winning favorite is a marvelous mixture of live action and animation, with a soundtrack of songs by the Sherman Brothers that have become standards, such as the unforgettable favorite “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” “Mary Poppins” starts at 9, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or

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