Friday evening in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrotreasures film series presents a double feature dubbed “A Touch of Wonder,” consisting of Jim Henson’s 1981 family favorite “The Great Muppet Caper,” starring the Muppets and Charles Grodin; and John Landis’ 1985 comedy “Spies Like Us,” starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd. Apart from the sense of wonder the two films share, the real connection is writer/director/Muppeteer Frank Oz, who voices Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and others in “Caper,” and has a cameo in “Spies” credited as the “Test Monitor.” The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
▪ The N.C. Museum of Art’s Spring Film Series continues Friday evening with Agnès Varda’s 1962 French new wave comedy-drama “Cleo from 5 to 7,” starring Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, and Dominique Davray. It starts at 8 at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building with an introduction by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
▪ Monday at Duke University in Durham, the Screen/Society’s Reel Global Cities Series screens Oscar Ruiz Navia’s “Los Hongos” at Bryan Griffith Film Center. It will be introduced by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo from The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), with a discussion following the film. 7 p.m. Free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
▪ On Wednesday night, the Colony Theater in Raleigh will show “Shock Value: The Movie,” a compilation of restored/preserved USC short films from the late ’60s and ’70s. The screening is the kick-off for the “Bastard Film Encounter” that officially starts the same night at Kings. Director/film archivist Dino Everett will participate in a Q&A following the film. “Shock Value” starts at 7. Admission is $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
▪ Thursday night, The Cary Theater in downtown will show David O. Russell’s Oscar-winning 2012 comedy drama “Silver Linings Playbook,” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, at 7 and 9:30. $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
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