Film Picks: Hayti Heritage Film Festival continues, plus see ‘Bowfinger’ at NCMA

A scene from “Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches,” which you can see at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

On Feb. 16, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Winter Films series continues its festival of classic comedies with Frank Oz’s 1999 Hollywood satire “Bowfinger.” Steve Martin plays Bobby Bowfinger, a low-level film producer who schemes to make a movie starring one of the world’s biggest stars, Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy). Problem is Ramsey hasn’t agreed to it so Bowfinger shoots the picture secretly around him, even casting Ramsey’s twin brother Jiff (also played by Murphy) as his stand-in. The hilarious farce also stars Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Terence Stamp and Robert Downey Jr. It starts at 8 p.m. 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

On Feb. 16, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Winter Films series continues its festival of classic comedies with the 1999 Hollywood satire “Bowfinger,” starring Steve Martin, left, and Eddie Murphy.

Other Highlights

The 24th Hayti Heritage Film Festival continues Feb. 16 and 17 with a slate featuring a variety of black cinema, from documentaries to feature films, and panel discussions.

The films include Charles Burnett’s 1978 drama “Killer of Sheep,” Ricky Kelly’s 2017 documentary “Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches,” Stefon Bristol’s 2017 short “See You Yesterday,” presented by Spike Lee; and “The Tale of Four,” the directorial debut of Oscar winning actress Gabourey Sidibe; R. Malcolm Jones’ “The Magic City.”

The screening of “Black Beach/White Beach” also will serve as a fundraiser to enable the film to be finished. The festival is at the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center at 804 Old Fayetteville St., in Durham. All-festival passes and single-day passes are available. Details:

On Feb. 16, The Cary theater is hosting the “19th Animation Show of Shows,” a program of animated shorts from all over the world, at 7 p.m. (There will be encores on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. That’s followed by “City of Ghosts” at 9:30 p.m. (There will be an encore on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.)

On Feb. 18, there will be a screening of “Kramer Vs. Kramer” at 2 p.m. On Feb. 21, the Cinema Overdrive Series is presenting Donald Cammell’s 1987 thriller “White of the Eye” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or

On Feb. 16, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is presenting a double feature of classic comedies: Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” (1974), starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Teri Garr; and Carl Reiner’s “The Man with Two Brains” (1983), starring Steve Martin, and Kathleen Turner. The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or

On Feb. 18 and 21, the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” will be screening at various Triangle locations as part of the Flashback Cinema series. It shows at Wakefield 10 in Raleigh at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill at 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; and Park West 14 in Morrisville at 1:45 and 6:15 p.m. Details:

On Feb. 19, the Rialto Theatre’s “Monday at the Movies” series is presenting Blake Edwards’ 1961 classic rom com “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Patricia Neal. 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or


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