While many Triangle area film fans will be at Durham’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this weekend (I’ll be tweeting from the festival at @filmbabble), there are good options for those who aren’t partial to the non-fiction genre. The N.C. Museum of Art kicks off their Spring Film Series, “Pictures from Paris,” on Friday evening with a screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1939 rom-com “Ninotchka.” The Oscar-nominated classic stars Greta Garbo as the title character, a Soviet agent who travels to the City of Light to retrieve jewelry that was confiscated from Russia, but winds up being wooed by a classy French Count played by Melvyn Douglas. It starts at 8 at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building with an introduction by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
▪ On Sunday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary continues their Civil War Sunday series with a 2 p.m. screening of Steven Spielberg’s 2012 historical epic “Lincoln,” featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day Lewis. Thursday night, Stephen Daldry’s 2000 British dance drama “Billy Elliot will be shown at 7 and 9:30. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Sunday evening, the Cinema Inc. series at the Rialto in Raleigh continues its 49th season of screenings with Kar Wai Wong’s 2000 drama “In the Mood for Love.” It starts at 7, and series tickets are $20. Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.
▪ Monday at Duke University in Durham, the Screen/Society’s Cine East: East Asian Cinema Series will present Hayao Miyazaki’s 2013 acclaimed animated hit “The Wind Rises” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall). Tuesday, the Screen Society’s 2015 Ethics Film Series is screening Sini Anderson’s excellent 2013 documentary “The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna” at Bryan Griffith Film Center. Wednesday at the same venue, the Screen/Society’s Refugee Film Series is showing “Not Who We Are: A Documentary about the Lives of Syrian Women Living as Refugees in Lebanon,” as part of the Middle East Refugees Awareness Week. And on Thursday, the Cine East: East Asian Cinema Series continues with Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” at White 107. All of Duke’s Screen/Society screenings start at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
▪ Also Monday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, The Modern School of Film series is presenting “Film: Acoustic With Patterson Hood Of Drive-By Truckers,” which will include a screening and discussion of the musician’s personal pick: Sidney Lumet’s 1976 classic “Network.” Here’s hoping Hood brings his guitar. 7 p.m. $15. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
▪ Wednesday night in Raleigh, Wes Anderson’s delightful debut, the 1996 indie crime comedy “Bottle Rocket,” starring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Ned Dowd, screens at the Colony Theater as part of the “Cool Classics” series. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.