The Colony Theater in North Raleigh may be gone, but one of its popular revival film series, Cinema Overdrive, lives on. On Wednesday, the series moves to Mission Valley Cinema to kick off 2016 with a screening of Massimo Dallamano’s 1972 Italian-West German co-production “What Have You Done To Solange?” Cinema Overdrive curator Adam Hulin describes the selection as “an Italian giallo (murder mystery thriller) produced during the genre’s peak in popularity.” The London-set film (original title: “Cosa avete fatto a Solange?”), which stars Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó and Karin Baal, concerns the investigation into a sadistic killer preying on Catholic school girls. Hulin adds that “Giallo fans, myself included, regularly regard it as one of the finest thrillers produced during this period,” and that its “amazing blend of salacious subject matter with artful filmmaking make for a powerful and provocative viewing experience.”
The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $5 (tickets can be purchased online). Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art kicks off the Winter 2016 film series with a new digital restoration of Carol Reed’s 1949 British film noir “The Third Man,” starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles. Before the screening, acclaimed mandolinist Tony Williamson performs the film’s theme along with other selections. The event starts at 7:30 and tickets are $12 ($10 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Starting Friday afternoon, the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham hosts a week-long RetroEpics Film Festival. The films featured, which are all over three hours in length, include Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi” (1982), Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (1927), Milo Forman’s “Amadeus” (1984), Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter” (1978), and Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968). Tickets are $9 to each film. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Sunday at 2 p.m., The Cary Theater in downtown Cary screens Nelson George’s 2015 documentary “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about African American ballerina Misty Copeland. The film screens again on Thursday at 7 p.m., followed at 9 by Stephen Belber and Fanny Sidney’s 2014 comedy drama “Match,” starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Sunday night at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh, the Cinema Inc. series continues its 50th season with a screening of Bob Rafelson’s 1970 drama “Five Easy Pieces,” starring Jack Nicholson. It starts at 7, and season passes are $20. Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.