The N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movies series continues Friday with Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, at the open air Museum Park Theater. The critically acclaimed movie, which comically breaks down the complex financial situation that led to the economic collapse of 2008, won the Best Screenplay Oscar for McKay and co-writer Charles Randolph. On Saturday, the NCMA hosts “The Dude Abides Big Lebowski Movie Party,” centered around their fourth annual screening of the Coen brothers’ comic noir masterpiece starring Jeff Bridges. As per tradition, there will be food trucks, costumes, games and, of course, White Russians.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for “The Big Short” and 6:30 for “The Big Lebowski.” Both night’s films begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroFantasma series offers a double feature of a couple of classic slasher movies: Alfred Sole’s “Alice Sweet Alice” (1976) and Juan Piquer Simón’s “Pieces” (1982). The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also Friday, the “Late Night” series at Mission Valley Cinema in Raleigh has an 11:30 p.m. screening of Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s 1974 thriller “Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile,” based on the life and crimes of Wisconsin serial killer and cannibal Ed Gein. $5. Details: 919-834-2233 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Saturday, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary screens Michael Showalter’s 2016 rom-com “Hello, My Name is Doris,” starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield, at 7 p.m. (encore July 28 at 2 p.m.), followed by the “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” a program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts, at 9. Sunday, Norman Taurog’s 1961 musical comedy “Blue Hawaii,” starring Elvis Presley, screens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, The Cary shows Ron Clements and John Musker’s 1992 animated Disney classic “Aladdin” at 10 a.m. as part of their “Film Day – Fun Day” series. At 7 p.m., the venue hosts “Rough Cuts Review,” an open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers to show rough cuts of their works-in- progress. A discussion led by Film and English Professor Joseph Partin will follow. Thursday, Patrick Shen’s 2015 documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” screens as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film except for the “Film Day –Fun Day” event ($1) and the Full Frame Road Show event (free). Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Sunday, the Raleigh Little Theatre presents Steve Martino’s 2015 animated hit “The Peanuts Movie” 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.
- Thursday in Durham, Northgate Mall and Stadium 10 Theaters’ “Movies on the Plaza” outdoor series continues with Jim Sharman’s 1975 musical cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Free. 8:30. Details: 919-286-4407 or northgatemall.com.
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