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On Oct. 5-11, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is featuring Retro Film Series screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960), Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” (1988), and Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead II” (1987). $8-$10. (Check the website for show times). Also Oct. 5, there will be a double feature of James Whale’s “Frankenstein” (1931), and “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9.

On Oct. 9, the N.C. Latin American Film Festival 2018 presents Amat Escalante’s 2016 horror drama “The Untamed” (original title: “La Región Salvaje”) at 7 p.m. Free.

Details: 919-560-3030 or

Other Highlights

On Oct. 5, the N.C. Museum of Art kicks off its Fall Film Series with Ruben Östlund’s 2017 comedy drama “The Square.” The Swedish film, which satirizes modern art culture, stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary. NCMA ArtHouse series curator John Munson will introduce the acclaimed production, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 8 p.m. $5 ($7 for museum members).

Details: 919-715-5923 or

Oct. 5, The Cary theater is showing Tim Wardle’s 2018 documentary “Three Identical Strangers” at 7 p.m. That will be followed by the Manhattan Short Film Festival, a program of shorts from all over the world, at 9 p.m. On Oct. 6, there will be encores of the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 2 p.m., and “Three Identical Strangers” at 7 p.m.

Also on Oct. 6, Oct. 6, Matthew Miele’s 2018 documentary “Always at the Carlyle” screens at 9:15 p.m. There will an encore of “Always at the Carlyle” on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. On Oct. 7, a recording of the 2017 live performance at London’s Vaudeville Theater of the Oscar Wilde drama “A Woman of No Importance” shows at 2 p.m. On Oct. 11, the Full Frame Road Show presents Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin’s 2018 documentary “The Providers” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except for the “A Woman of No Importance” and “The Providers” events, which are free.

Details: 919-462-2051 or

On Oct. 5, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is featuring the 4K restoration of William Lustig’s 1980 horror thriller “Maniac” at 10 p.m. $8. On Oct. 7, Rodney Ascher’s 2012 documentary “Room 237” screens at 3 p.m. $8. Also on Oct. 7, there will be the Video Vortex presentation “Howl-O-Ween Horror Mixtape” at 7:45 p.m. $5.

On Oct. 8, there will be a Free Victory screening of William Castle’s 1964 thriller “Strait-Jacket” at 6:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 8, David Lynch’s 1992 mystery drama “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” screens at 9:15 p.m. $5.

On Oct. 10, the Weird Wednesday series presents a rare archival 35 mm screening of Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s 1977 horror comedy “House” (original title: “Hausu”) at 7:45 p.m. $8. On Oct. 11, there will be a special screening of Jim Cummings’ 2018 comedy drama “Thunder Road” at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Q & A with Cummings and Producer Benjamin Wiessner. $11.50.


On Oct. 5, the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill continues their new Friday Night Mojo series with Wim Wender’s 1999 documentay “Buena Vista Social Club.” On Oct. 6, the Saturday Night Fright series presents John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi classic “The Thing.” Both features begin at 9:45 p.m. $7 for members, adult $9.75, $8 for students and military, $8.50 for seniors.

On Oct. 10, 10, CinéClassics at CinéBistro at Waverly Place in Cary is screening Cameron Crowe’s 1989 rom com “Say Anything,” starring John Cusack and Ione Skye, at 7 p.m. $10. Details:

On Oct. 11 in Durham, Duke University’s Screen/Society is presenting James Spooner’s 2003 documentary “Afro-Punk” at the Ruben Arts Center as part of the Aural Features series. 7 p.m. Free. Details: 919-660-3030 or

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