Tom McCarthy’s 2015 Oscar-winner “Spotlight,” considered by many to be one of the best movies about journalism since “All the President’s Men,” will screen at the N.C. Art Museum’s open-air theater as part of its Summer Films series on Friday. A dramatization of the Boston Globe’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber. “Spotlight” scored six Oscar nominations, and took home two of the most crucial Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Friday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary screens Robert Aldrich’s 1955 crime thriller “Kiss Her Deadly” at 7 p.m., followed by Taika Waititi’s 2016 comic adventure “Hunt For the Wilderpeople” at 9. Sunday, The Cary is showing Steven Spielberg’s 2005 hostage drama “Munich,” starring Eric Bana, at 2 p.m. Thursday, The Cary hosts a Special Presentation of Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s 2016 documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You “ at 7 p.m., followed by Michael Grandage’s 2016 Thomas Wolfe biopic “Genius” at 9. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Also Friday in Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s summer series “Movies by Moonlight” presents Jon Favreau’s 2014 indie smash hit “Chef.” Gates open at 7 (movie starts at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
- Friday in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, continues its Third Friday Film series with a screening of Bill Ross and Turner Ross’s 2015 documentary “Contemporary Color,” about musician David Byrne organizing a one-time only-concert that features ten of the best color guard teams from across North America to perform their synchronized dance routines. The film starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). The cost is free but tickets are still required. Reserve at eventbrite.com. More details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.
- Sunday night, the Raleigh Little Theatre presents Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 fairy tale classic “Cinderella” as part of their summer “Movies in the Garden” series. The screening will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden. Free. 9 p.m. Details: 919-821-4579 or raleighlittletheatre.org.
- Wednesday in Durham, the Motorco Music Hall presents Shaun Colon’s 2016 punk rock documentary “A Fat Wreck,” about the San Francisco-based independent record label, Fat Wreck Chords. Tickets: $8-$10. Show starts at 8 p.m. Details: 919-901-0875 or motorcomusic.com.