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Friday night in Cary, The Cary Theater continues their “Fantastic Food Film” theme with Ritesh Batra’s 2013 Indian drama “The Lunchbox” at 7, with Donald Petrie’s 1988 rom-com “Mystic Pizza” at 9. Sunday afternoon, Jon Favreau’s 2014 food truck comedy “Chef” will show at 2. Admission to each film is $5.
Tuesday night at 7, The Cary will host the Triangle Film Community’s “A Short & a Feature Showcase,” featuring one short film, Tyler Hickman’s “Aftermath,” and one feature length film, Todd Tinkham’s “Southland of the Heart.” Hickman and Tinkham are both filmmakers from North Carolina. The event is free, and there will be a Q&A with both directors after each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Films series will feature James Marsh’s 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Eddie Redmayne. Saturday evening, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2014 comedy drama “Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” (rescheduled from a rained-out screening earlier this summer), starring Michael Keaton, will screen. Both night’s features begin at 9, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
- In Durham Friday night, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasm series offers a double feature dubbed “Hitchcock Slept Here,” consisting of a couple of early ’80s horror flicks: J. Lee Thompson’s “Happy Birthday To Me” (1981), followed by Roger Spottiswoode’s “Terror Train” (1980). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
- Sunday afternoon, the Colony Theater in Raleigh continues its Harry Potter series with a screening of the franchise’s fifth installment, David Yates’ 2007 adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s 2003 bestseller “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” starring Daniel Radcliffe. 4:30 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Thursday night, Duke’s Screen/Society in Durham presents “Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age: British and American Short Films, 1967-75” at the Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium. The program, featuring 11 animated short films by seven artists, will be introduced by Marshall N. Price, the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Nasher.7 p.m. Free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.