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The North Carolina Museum of Art 2017 Fall Film Series is mostly Film Noir, including three restoration premieres, plus The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live music and Diana Ross in and as Mahogany.

This month's "Movies on the Radio" with Frank Stasio and Marsha Gordon on WUNC's "The State of Things" asked listeners for their favorite animated films:


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"The darkness that settles over a movie theater is equivalent to the act of closing the eyes. Then, on screen, as within the human being, the nocturnal voyage into the unconscious begins." --Luis Bunuel