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The World Made Straight

When: Sat., Jan. 10 2015

THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY, RALEIGH

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

Where have all the art houses gone? Chapel Hill has only the Chelsea, now that the Varsity is second-run (and crowdfunding to stay alive). Durham has the Carolina. Wake County fares a little better thanks to Ambassador Cinemas. But scanty screen real estate outside of the multiplexes means important smaller films often bypass the Triangle entirely. The World Made Straight is a case in point. It's adapted from a novel by Ron Rash, one of the state's best-known literary products. It was directed by Raleigh native David Burris. It's set in Western N.C. and was filmed around Asheville. But it won't be running on any Triangle screens on its Jan. 9 opening date. [Update: At the time of this writing, we had been told by the film's representatives that it would not be running in the Triangle. That changed after press time, when AMC Southpoint 17 picked it up for a run starting on Friday.] At least the North Carolina Museum of History, synergizing with its film history exhibit Starring North Carolina!, snagged this single-screening regional premiere. The movie deals with an Appalachian community confronting the resurfaced legacy of a historical Civil War massacre, and stars Jeremy Irvine, Haley Joel Osment, Noah Wyle and Minka Kelly. Why not have a night at the museum instead of a Night at the Museum? 7 p.m., $4–$5, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, 919-807-7900, www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. —Brian Howe

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