The American Friend

Join us for our 11th Annual Summer Film Festival, this year in The Crown, on the third floor of the theatre!

Our auditorium is closed for renovations this summer – to learn more, read about our Capital Campaign. 

NOTE: SEATING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED. BUY TICKETS EARLY TO ENSURE ADMISSION.

Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper),  has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests an unlikely suspect instead: Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz), a local picture framer rumored to have a fatal disease and a family he desperately wants to provide for.   The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he’ll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch. Directed by Wim Wenders. 1977. Not Rated . 2 hours, 5 minutes.

This week is all about Smooth Criminals. For a full schedule of our Summer Film Festival, click here!

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military. Prices include sales tax.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases; call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges. (Tickets are also available at the door.) You can opt to have tickets mailed to you for a $1 postage fee, or you can pick up tickets in will call for no additional charge.