Saturday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary hosts Art House Theater Day, which celebrates the cultural role independent film plays in a community. It kicks off at 2 p.m. with Catherine Jayasuriya’s 2013 documentary “Dusty’s Trail: Summit of Borneo,” about advocates from all over the world who travel to Borneo to climb a 13,435-foot mountain to raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar’s 2009 animated romp “A Town Called Panic” follows at 3:30. Next is Brendan Toller’s 2016 documentary “Danny Says,” about music manager, publicist, journalist and author Danny Fields, at 7. The day concludes with Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy comedy “Time Bandits” at 9:45.
Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- On Friday, the N.C. Museum of Art’s 2016 Fall Films series “Decomania” continues with Howard Hawks’ 1932 classic “The Crowd Roars,” starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell. 8 p.m. $5 for Museum members ($7 for nonmembers). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroFantasma series offers a double feature of a couple of ’80s horror cult classics: Michele Soavi’s “Stage Fright” (1987) and Dario Argento’s “Inferno” (1980). It starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Sunday, The Cary shows Barry Levinson’s 1979 comedy drama “Wag the Dog,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, as part of their “Cinema Studies, Reel and Unreal: Politics on Film” series at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Monday at Duke University, the Screen/Society’s N.C. Latin American Film Festival presents “Mirar Morir: El Ejercito En La Noche de Iguala” (English: “Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared”) at White 107. Wednesday, the AMI (Arts of the Moving Image) Showcase screens Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 crime comedy “Down By Law,” starring Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni, at the same venue. Thursday, the AMI Showcase features Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 documentary “Koyaanisqatsi” at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.