‘Pride’ and ‘Book of Life’ at NCMA summer series
Friday and Saturday night, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Film Series presents two popular 2014 releases that are very colorful, but in very different ways. Friday evening, Matthew Warchus’ “Pride,” concerning a group of London-based lesbian and gay activists who raised funds to help families affected by the British miners’ strike of 1984, will screen at their open-air theater in the Museum Park. The film, which is equal parts comedy, drama and uplifting true story, stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer. Saturday night, Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s animated Mexico-set musical adventure “The Book of Life,” about a love triangle among three best friends (voiced by Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum) which comes to a head during the Day of the Dead holiday, will be shown at the same venue.
Both night’s features begin at 9, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham Friday night, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasm series offers a double feature dubbed “Richard Gere: Made For Sin,” consisting of Garry Marshall’s 1990 rom-com “Pretty Woman,” followed by Taylor Hackford’s Oscar-winning 1982 drama “An Officer and a Gentleman.” The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
- Saturday night, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary will feature a “Baseball Double-Header” with screenings of David M. Evan’s “The Sandlot” (1993) at 7, and Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” (1992) at 9. Sunday afternoon, Nikolaj Arcel’s 2012 historical drama “A Royal Affair” will be shown at 2 as part of their Foreign Language Film Sunday series. Thursday evening, The Cary will showcase a couple of acclaimed documentaries: Beth Aala and Mike Myers’ “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” (2014) at 7, and Jody Lee Lipes’ “Ballet 422” (2014) at 9. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Wednesday night in Raleigh, the Colony Theater’s “Golden Age” series is presenting Stanley Donen’s classic 1967 rom-com “Two for the Road,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. It starts at 7:30, and admission is $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Thursday night, the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary will show Peter Weir’s 1989 drama “Dead Poets Society,” starring the late Robin Williams. Gates open at 7 (movie starts at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids under 12). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
- Also Thursday evening, the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham hosts a 7:30 screening of Neil Berkeley’s 2012 biodoc “Beauty is Embarrassing,” about artist, set designer and animator Wayne White. It’s part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The cost is free but tickets are still required. Reserve at eventbrite.com. More details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.