Friday evening, The N.C. Museum of Art’s winter series “Dressed to Impress: Costumes and Character in the Movies” screens its final selection: Jerusha Hess’ “Austenland.” Keri Russell stars as a woman whose obsession with “Pride and Prejudice” leads her to a British resort/theme park “placed in the universe of the novels of 19th century author Jane Austen,” as NCMA film curator Laura Boyes puts it. Boyes says that the 2013 film, an adaptation of Shannon Hale’s 2007 best-selling novel of the same name, is a fitting conclusion to the season because “after a film series in which some fabulous costumes reflected history, and some were contemporary high fashion, I thought it would be interesting to examine the contemporary trend of cosplay. ... Plus, I think this is a funny rom-com that was overlooked on its release.” It starts at 8 with an introduction by Boyes at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
▪ Friday evening in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasm film series presents a double feature that declares, “It was amazing to be an ’80s teen,” consisting of John Hughes’ 1984 high school rom-com “Sixteen Candles” (starring Molly Ringwald) and Paul Brickman’s 1983 crime comedy “Risky Business” (starring Tom Cruise). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
▪ Also Friday night, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary is presenting Maureen Fura’s 2014 documentary “Dark Side of the Full Moon,” sponsored by Postpartum Education and Support. It starts at 7 and tickets are $10. Sunday at the same venue, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s classic 1961 musical “West Side Story” shows at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. Tuesday night at 7, The Cary will host a special screening of Katja von Garnier’s 2004 historical drama “Iron Jawed Angels,” as part of a celebration of Women’s History Month with the National Foundation for Women Legislators. A panel discussion will follow. Free. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Sunday evening, the Colony Theater in Raleigh will show Chris Columbus’ 2001 fantasy family favorite “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” to kick off its new Harry Potter series. Wednesday night, the Colony’s “Golden Age” series is featuring the 1926 Buster Keaton classic “The General” at 7:30. Admission for each film is $5. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
▪ Monday night in Durham, Duke’s Screen/Society is hosting the AMI Showcase: 2015 AMI Student Film Awards Screening, which will showcase the Jury Selections for Outstanding Duke Student Films of 2014. The event takes place at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. There will be a reception in Von Canon room inside the Bryan Center at 6 before the program of short films starts at 7. Then on Tuesday evening, the Screen/Society’s Iranian Film series will screen Asghar Farhasi’s 2009 drama “About Elly” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall) at 7. Both night’s events are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.