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NC Museum of Art celebrates classic comedies

Alan Arkin, left, and Peter Falk star in Arthur Hiller’s 1979 farce “The In-Laws,” which will be screened at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Alan Arkin, left, and Peter Falk star in Arthur Hiller’s 1979 farce “The In-Laws,” which will be screened at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Criterion Collection

On Jan. 5, the N.C. Museum of Art kicks off a festival of classic comedies for its Winter Films series.

The first selection is Arthur Hiller’s 1979 farce “The In-Laws,” starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. Arkin plays a straight-laced Manhattan dentist whose daughter is set to marry the son of a shady and somewhat zany CIA operative played by Falk. The mismatched duo find themselves entangled in a web of international intrigue that just might make them late for the wedding. Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault and Ed Begley Jr. also star.

The 8 p.m. screening will be introduced by NCMA Film Curator Laura Boyes. Tickets are $7 ($5 for members, ages 7-18 and college students with ID). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.

Other Highlights

▪ On Jan. 5, the RetroTreasures Series presents a double feature consisting of Henry Koster’s 1947 comic fantasy “The Bishop’s Wife,” starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven, followed by William Keighley’s 1942 romantic comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org

▪ On Jan. 6, The Cary theater is showing Leslie H. Martinson’s 1966 comedy adventure “Batman: The Movie,” starring Adam West, at 7 p.m., followed by Christopher Nolan’s 2008 action-thriller “The Dark Knight,” starring Christian Bale, at 9 p.m.

On Jan. 7, Brian Helgeland’s 2013 Jackie Robinson biopic “42” screens at 2 p.m. On Jan. 11, catch Sean Baker’s 2017 acclaimed drama “The Florida Project” at 2 p.m. (There will be an encore showing at 9 p.m.) Charles and Mary Love’s 2016 documentary short “The Dream Revisited: Civil Rights in Perspective” will screen at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $3-$5 for each film except for the “The Dream Revisited” event, which is free. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.

▪ On Jan. 7 and Jan. 10, Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill will screen Billy Wilder’s 1954 classic rom-com “Sabrina,” starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, as part of the Flashback Cinema series at 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Details: 919-357-9887 or www.silverspot.net.

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