One of last year’s most acclaimed and affecting films, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” screens at the N.C. Museum of Art’s open-air theater on Friday night. Linklater shot “Boyhood” intermittently over 12 years, capturing the transition from youth to adulthood of an average Texas kid named Mason Evans Jr., played by Ellar Coltrane. Along for the real-time ride are Patricia Arquette, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Mason’s beleaguered mother; Linklater regular Ethan Hawke as Mason’s flighty father; and Lorelei Linklater (the director’s daughter) as Mason’s sassy sister.
Doors open at 7, with the feature beginning at 8:30. $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham Friday night, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasma series offers a double feature dubbed “The Bright Blessed Day, The Dark Sacred Night” consisting of a couple of much loved ’80s adventure films: Wolfgang Peterson’s “The Neverending Story” (1984), followed by Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
- Sunday afternoon at 4:30, the Colony Theater in Raleigh continues its Harry Potter series with a screening of the franchise’s sixth installment, David Yates’ 2009 adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s 2005 bestseller “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” starring Daniel Radcliffe. Wednesday evening, Andrew L. Stone’s 1943 musical classic “Stormy Weather,” starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller, will screen at 7:30 as part of the Colony’s Golden Age series. Admission to each of these events is $5. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Also Sunday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary screens Silvio Soldini’s 2000 Italian rom-com “Bread and Tulips” at 2 p.m. as part of their Foreign Language Film Sunday series. Thursday night, The Cary kicks off their “Directed By Women” series with a double bill consisting of Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s 2014 drama, “Gett: The Trial of Vivianne Amsalem” at 7, followed by Kate Barker-Froyland’s “Song One” at 9:30. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- In Durham on Monday night, Duke’s Screen/Society will be showing Thomas Cailley’s 2014 French rom-com “Love at First Fight” at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater as part of the French & Francophone Film Festival. It starts at 7 with an introduction by Romance Studies Professor Pietro Bianchi. Free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.