Sunday evening at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh, the Cinema Inc. series serves up a visual feast: “Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams.” Co-directed by Ishirô Honda, the 1990 production is made up of eight segments each based on actual dreams that Kurosawa claimed to have had since childhood. Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, and most interestingly, director Martin Scorsese as famous impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, star in the fantastical epic that was the influential Japanese filmmaker’s final film. “Dreams” starts at 7, and passes are $8 for the remainder of the season. Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.
▪ In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasm film series presents a double feature dubbed “They’re Called Divas, Darling,” consisting of two Oscar-winning classics from 1950: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “All About Eve,” starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter; and Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Blvd.,” starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
▪ At The Cary Theater in downtown Cary on Saturday, there will be a double feature of both versions of the gritty subway heist thriller “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.” Joseph Sargent’s 1974 original, starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam, shows at 7 p.m.; Tony Scott’s 2009 remake, starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta and Luis Guzmán, follows at 9:30. Sunday at 2 p.m., Douglas Sirk’s 1959 classic “Imitation of Life,” starring Lana Turner, John Gavin and Sandra Dee, will be shown as the Suggestion Box Sunday selection. Thursday night, George Millers’s 1979 action classic “Mad Max,” starring Mel Gibson, will show at 7 and 9:30. Admission to all features at The Cary is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Wednesday, the Cinema Overdrive series at the Colony Theater in Raleigh presents Giulio Questi’s 1967 Italian spaghetti western “Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!” Augmented by vintage trailers, the screening starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
▪ Thursday night at the Rialto, there will be a special “A Night at the Movies” screening of Sydney Pollack’s 1982 Oscar-winning comedy classic “Tootsie,” starring Dustin Hoffman, to celebrate the efforts of the Crape Myrtle Festival and Alliance of AIDS Services. Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation. Doors open at 7, movie at 8. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.