Sunday evening, the Cinema Inc. series at The Rialto in Raleigh kicks off their 50th season of screenings with F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent classic “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” which was the inaugural film shown by the nonprofit film society back in 1965. George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor, credited only as “The Man” and “The Wife,” star as a couple whose marriage is threatened by Margaret Livingston as a temptress only known as “The Woman From the City.” At the first ever Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, “Sunrise” won three major statuettes: Gaynor for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Charles Rosher for Best Cinematography, and Karl Struss for Best Unique and Artistic Production.
It starts at 7 and series tickets are $20 (for all shows in 2015-16 season). Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.
- Friday night in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrotreasures film series presents a double feature dubbed “Those Tough Old Broads,” consisting of Morton DeCosta’s 1958 comedy drama “Auntie Mame,” starring Rosalind Russell; and David Butler’s 1953 western musical “Calamity Jane,” starring Doris Day. The double bill begins at 7 and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
- Also Friday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary hosts “Wonder Woman Theme Night” with a 7 p.m. screening of Lauren Montgomery’s 2009 animated adventure “Wonder Woman,” followed at 9 by Herb Wallerstein’s 1976 “Wonder Woman: The Feminum Mystique,” starring Lynda Carter. Sunday, The Cary shows Stevan Riley’s 2015 Marlon Brando documentary “Listen to Me Marlon” at 2 (with an encore showing Thursday at 7 p.m.). Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary “Amy,” about British R&B-soul singer Amy Winehouse, screens Thursday night at 9. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Monday night, The North Carolina Museum of Art presents its first Film: Acoustic event in partnership with the Modern School of Film. Ben Gibbard from the acclaimed indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie will introduce Richard Linklater’s 1991 cult classic “Slacker.” Gates open at 6:30 (movie starts at 8). Admission is $20 ($15 for museum members, and college students with ID). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham on Monday, Duke’s Screen/Society’s French & Francophone Film Festival continues with Abderrahmane Sissako’s 2014 drama “Timbuktu” at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. It will be introduced by visiting scholar Amadou Fofana (African Cinema specialist, Humanities Writ Large) with a Q&A following the screening. Tuesday night, the Screen/Society’s Cine-East series presents Chang-dong Lee’s 2010 drama “Poetry” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall), introduced by Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies). Wednesday night, the AMI Showcase-Cuban Cinema Series will present Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 musical drama “Soy Cuba” at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. It will be introduced by Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Romance Studies). All of the Screen/Society’s screenings start at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
- Wednesday night in Raleigh, the Colony Theater’s Cool Classics series presents Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy classic western satire “Blazing Saddles,” starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Harvey Korman. It starts at 7:30, and admission is $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677; ambassadorcinemas.com.