In Durham on Friday night, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasma series offers a double feature dubbed “The Pure in Heart Finds the Holy Grail,” consisting of a couple of crowd-pleasing ’80s comedies both starring former “Saturday Night Live” cast members, and both directed by Michael Ritchie. First up, there’s “Fletch” (1985), arguably Chevy Chase’s finest and funniest film, in which he stars as a quick-quipping Los Angeles newspaper reporter who, as the movie’s tagline puts it, “changes his identity more often than he changes his underwear.” Next up, Eddie Murphy stars as a wise-cracking social worker who’s called upon to protect a Tibetan boy with mystical powers in “The Golden Child” (1986).
The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
- Friday night, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary continues their “Directed By Women” series with a double bill consisting of Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning 2014 documentary “Citizenfour” at 7, followed by Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 horror film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” at 9:30. Saturday, Peggy Holmes’ 2014 animated adventure “The Pirate Fairy” screens at 10 a.m. That evening, Kate Barker-Froyland’s “Song One” will screen at 7, with Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s 2014 drama, “Gett: The Trial of Vivianne Amsalem” following at 9:30. Sunday afternoon, there will be an encore screening of “Citizenfour” at 2. Thursday night, The Cary will re-screen “Song One” at 7, followed by an encore of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” at 9:30. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Also Friday, for First Friday, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is presenting Jeannot Szwarc’s 1975 sci-fi horror flick “Bug,” starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles and Richard Gilliland. It starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Details: 919-733-7450 or naturalsciences.org.
- James Gunn’s hit 2014 Marvel Comics adaptation “Guardians of the Galaxy” screens on Saturday night at The N.C. Museum of Art’s open-air theater as part of their Summer Film Series. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper star. Doors open at 7, with the feature beginning at 8:30. $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Monday night at Duke University in Durham, the Screen/Society’s Turkish Film Series screens Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 2011 drama “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall) at 7. There will be a Q&A following the film with Erdağ Göknar of the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies program. Tuesday evening, the Screen/Society shows Céline Sciamma’s 2014 “Girlhood” at Bryan Center Griffith Film Center at 7 as part of the French & Francophone Film Festival. It will be introduced by Christelle Gonthier (French, Romance Studies). Both evenings’ films are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
- Wednesday, the Cinema Overdrive series at the Colony Theater in Raleigh presents Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz’s 1973 horror flick “Messiah of Evil.” Augmented by vintage trailers, the screening starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.