The North Carolina Museum of Art

Spring Films

Suspense under the Sun

We love our film noir at the NCMA, but sometimes we shiver in broad daylight. This spring we present malevolent stories that unfold in sunlit settings rather than in the shadows of classic noir. These films take place in a Spanish bullring, in everyday small towns in the U.S. and the U.K., and in the heat of the Italian summer. You can pull the shades, but you can’t hide.

Most films are introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes.

Make it a night out and add dinner at Iris or a glass of wine and a small plate in West Building before your movie.

Friday, April 18 | 8 pm

Film: Went the Day Well?

A bucolic English village becomes the front line when Nazis, disguised as British soldiers,... Read more >

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Friday, April 25 | 8 pm

Film: The Stranger

After the fall of the Third Reich, a Nazi official has reinvented himself as a beloved teacher... Read more >

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Friday, May 2 | 8 pm

Film: Purple Noon

Alain Delon stars as Tom Ripley, a shape-shifting charmer freeloading off his rich friends on... Read more >

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Friday, May 9 | 8 pm

Film: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Sociopath Tom Ripley is hired to insinuate himself with a dissolute playboy; he melts into the... Read more >

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Fridays, 8 pm
East Building
Museum Auditorium

Tickets $7 ($5 Students, NCMA members)

Many screenings sell out, so we encourage you to purchase in advance and arrive early to secure choice seating.

By phone: (919) 715-5923
In person: Museum Box Office, East Building.