Sunday evening, the Cinema Inc. series kicks off its 52nd season with Henry Hathaway’s 1953 film noir thriller “Niagara.” Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters and Max Showalter star as two couples who find themselves intertwined in a tale of jealousy and murder while vacationing at Niagara Falls. The film was the first to feature Monroe in a starring role, which elevated her status as a Hollywood icon. It starts at 7, and series tickets are $20. Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.
▪ Friday evening, the Cary Theater is showing Roger Michell’s 2017 drama “My Cousin Rachel,” followed at 9:15 p.m. by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana’s 2017 documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” (Thursday night, there will encores of “Rumble” at 7 p.m. and “Rachel” at 9:15.) On Saturday, the 2015 documentary “The Eye of Istanbul” screens at 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. Sunday, it’s Keith Warner’s “Otello – Royal Opera House” (2017). On Thursday, the 2016 documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” shows at 2 p.m. Admission is $3 to $5 for each film, except for the “Otello” event, which is $12 to $15. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Also Friday night in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroAmore series offers a double feature of Garry Marshall’s 1987 rom-com “Overboard,” starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and Paul Michael Glaser’s 1992 drama “The Cutting Edge,” starring D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
▪ Wednesday evening in Durham, Duke’s Screen/Society will present Melissa Donovan’s 2014 documentary “Zemene” at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Center. After the film, stay for a Q&A with director Donovan and Dr. Rick Hodes, an American physician who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.