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Film Picks: ‘The Boys From Brazil,’ ‘Warriors’ at Carolina Theatre

Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele in “The Boys From Brazil.”
Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele in “The Boys From Brazil.” Producer Circle Productions

In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroClassics series offers a double feature of two dark, edgy thrillers from the late ’70s based on bestselling books. First up, there’s Walter Hill’s 1979 adaptation of Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel “The Warriors,” starring Michael Beck, James Remar and Dorsey Wright as members of a leather-clad street gang on a dangerous journey through New York City. That’s followed by Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1978 adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1976 novel “The Boys from Brazil.” Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason star in the sci-fi-tinged tale of former Nazis planning to resurrect the Third Reich.

The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

Other highlights

  • In Raleigh Friday, the N.C. Art Museum’s Summer Movie series continues with Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed drama “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 (free for museum members). Saturday at 7 p.m., Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers will perform before a screening of John Crowley’s acclaimed 2015 drama “Brooklyn.” Tickets are $40/reserved seats ($35 for members); $27/general admission ($22 Members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
  • Friday in Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s summer series “Movies by Moonlight” presents Francis Lawrence’s 2015 sc-fi adventure “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” starring Jennifer Lawrence. Gates open at 7 p.m. (movie starts at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462- 2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
  • Also Friday in Cary, The Cary Theater screens Michael Showalter’s 2016 rom-com “Hello, My Name is Doris,” starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield, at 7 p.m., followed by Laura Gabbert’s 2015 documentary “City of Gold” at 9 (encore July 31 at 2 p.m). Thursday, The Cary hosts a screening of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 2008 drama “The Secret Lives of Bees” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
  • Sunday, the Raleigh Little Theatre presents Kenneth Branaugh’s 2015 fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella” as part of their summer “Movies in the Garden” series. The screening will be in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden. Free. 9 p.m. Details: 919-821-4579 or raleighlittletheatre.org.
  • On Wednesday, Mission Valley Cinema hosts a special screening of Raleigh-based filmmaker Valentina Hueck’s new sci-fi romance horror film “Reverie” at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults ($3 for students/seniors). Details: 919-834-2233 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
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