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Film Picks: Hitchcock closes out Cinema Inc. film season

Cinema Inc., Raleigh’s oldest nonprofit film society, ends its 2014-2015 season at the Rialto on Sunday with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film noir classic “Notorious.”
Cinema Inc., Raleigh’s oldest nonprofit film society, ends its 2014-2015 season at the Rialto on Sunday with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film noir classic “Notorious.” RKO Radio Pictures

Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ closes out Cinema Inc.’s 2014-2015 season

Cinema Inc., Raleigh’s oldest nonprofit film society, ends its 2014-2015 season on Sunday with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film noir classic “Notorious.” Ingrid Bergman stars as Alicia Huberman, an American woman who is recruited by Cary Grant as T.R. Devlin, a government agent, to infiltrate a secret Nazi organization in Brazil in the days after World War II. Claude Rains’ unforgettable performance as Alexander Sebastian, the debonair leader of the Nazi spy ring, earned him a nomination for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, but the film may be more notable for containing what has been famously called “the longest kiss in the history of the movies.” It starts at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre in Raleigh, and tickets for this show are $2. Subscriptions for the coming 2015-2016 season that starts in September will be available for purchase ($20 for 12 films) at the screening. Details: 919-787-7611 or cinema-inc.org.

Other highlights

  • The great Ingrid Bergman will also grace the big screen at the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Friday in a double feature dubbed “Ingrid Bergman: A Woman in Full” as part of their Retroclassics film series. The program consists of Michael Curtiz’s 1942 iconic war romance “Casablanca,” co-starring Humphrey Bogart, followed by Leo McCarey’s 1945 family drama “The Bells of St. Mary’s,” co-starring Bing Crosby. The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and cost is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
  • Also Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movies series is screening Don Hall and Chris Williams’ 2014 animated adventure “Big Hero 6” at their open-air theater in the Museum Park. It begins at 9, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
  • Saturday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary will show Wolfgang Reitherman’s 1973 animated Disney classic “Robin Hood” at 10 a.m. Saturday night, The Cary showcases a couple of acclaimed documentaries: Jody Lee Lipes’ “Ballet 422” (2014) at 7, and Beth Aala and Mike Myers’ “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” (2014) at 9. Sunday, David Gelb’s 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will be shown at 2 p.m. as part of their Foreign Language Film Sunday series. Thursday, Crystal Moselle’s 2015 documentary “The Wolfpack” screens at 7 p.m., followed by Simon Curtis’ 2014 historical drama “Woman in Gold” at 9. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
  • Wednesday night, the Cinema Overdrive series at the Colony Theater in Raleigh is screening Lucio Fulci’s 1980 horror cult classic “City of the Living Dead” (aka “The Gates of Hell”).Vintage trailers roll before and after the film, and an original poster print by Danny Miller will be for sale in the lobby. The movie starts at 8, and admission is $5.50. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
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