On April 7, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, actor Crispin Hellion Glover, best known for his roles in “Back to the Future,” “River’s Edge” and “Wild at Heart,” will be in Raleigh to perform program titled “What is It?,” a one-hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books enhanced by a slide show of images from the books.
On April 8, Glover performs Part II: “It is Fine! Everything is Fine.” Both evening’s events will be followed by a Q&A and book signings. Note that this is for 18 and older. No one under 18 will be admitted.
Also at the Alamo, Tim Bogg’s 1987 horror cult classic “Blood Lake” screens as part of the Video Vortex series on April 5. On April 7 and 8, there will be showings of Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro.” April 9, Miyazaki’s “Kiki’s Delivery Service” screens, as does Russell Mulcahy’s “Razorback” (1987) as part of the Terror Tuesday series. April 10, Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” screens along with Brian De Palma’s 1974 fantasy comedy “Phantom of the Paradise”
Check the Alamo’s website for showtimes and ticket prices. Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.
▪ April 4 through April 7, the 22nd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will take place at the Carolina Theatre and the Durham Convention Center. Over 100 films will be screened, many accompanied by panel discussions with the filmmakers. Consult the event’s webpage for show-times and ticket prices. Details: fullframefest.org.
▪ April 5, the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” screens at the N.C. Museum as part of the NCMA Arthouse Series. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the SECU auditorium in the museum’s East Building with an introduction by John Munson, former program manager for the Rialto. $7 ($5 for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncmuseum.org.
▪ April 7, the Cary Theater is showing Roberta Grossman’s 2018 documentary “Who Will Write Our History” at 2 p.m. On April 11, Marcel Pagnol’s 1938 comedy drama “The Baker’s Wife” screens at 2 p.m. followed by Julian Schnabel’s 2018 drama “At Eternity’s Gate” at 7 p.m., and T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch’s 2018 documentary “A Tuba for Cuba” at 9 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ April 8, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh is showing Allan Moyle’s 1995 comedy drama “Empire Records” as part of the Monday Movies series. Free. 7 p.m. Details: 919-821-7766 or schoolkidsrecords.com.
▪ April 8, Duke University’s Screen/Society is presenting “The Madvo Collection Commissioning Project, Program 2,” a program of short films by local documentary filmmaker Jacques Madvo, at the Rubenstein Arts Center’s film theater. April 11, Rungano Nyoni’s 2017 drama “I Am Not a Witch” screens at the same venue. Both night’s events begins at 7 p.m., and are free.
Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.