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    “City of Ghosts” follows a group of anonymous citizen journalists in Syria.

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097, honolulumuseum.org; $10-$12 (unless noted)

“Radio Dreams”

1 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday

A Farsi-language radio station in San Francisco prepares to broadcast a live performance pairing Metallica with Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band, but things go awry when the station manager must juggle a dysfunctional mix of on-air talent, station managers and performers, all while the owner plans to wrest control of the station. In Farsi, English, Dari and Assyrian with English subtitles. (2017, U.S./Iran, 1:31)

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

1 p.m. Sunday

This documentary shines a light on pioneering Native American musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Taboo (from the Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton and others, and their influence on popular music in North America. (2017, 1:42)

“City of Ghosts”

4 p.m. Sunday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Thursday

Matthew Heineman’s documentary follows a group of anonymous citizen journalists — Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently — who banded together after ISIS took over their homeland in 2014. The activists risk their lives and endure the realities of life undercover, on the run and in exile. Co-sponsored by activist organization Hawai‘i J20+ in response to President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring Syrian refugees. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. (2017, 1:31)

“Ex Libris: New York Public Library”

1 p.m. Tuesday

Frederick Wiseman directs his 42nd documentary, this one about New York’s library system, in particular the storied New York Public Library of Fifth Avenue, and examines how it sustains tradition while adapting to the digital revolution. (2017, 3:17)

“Dawson City: Frozen Time”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Bill Morrison’s documentary concerns a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s, recovered in Canada’s Dawson City area. A distribution chain once sent prints and newsreels from there to the Yukon. Uncovered in 1978, these rare, silent films — coupled with archival footage, interviews and historical photographs — chronicle a life cycle. (2017, 2:00)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave., 735-8771; $4-$5

“Wallander: The Man Who Smiled” (“Mannen som log”)

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday

An inspector stumbles upon a sinister international network while investigating the murder of a friend. In Swedish with English subtitles. (2003, Sweden/Germany/Denmark/Norway, 2:08)

“Wallander: Firewall” (“Brandvagg”)

1:15 and 6:15 p.m. Friday

While battling a diabetes diagnosis, an inspector investigates a shadowy terrorist group that hacked a major financial network. He also faces criticism for hiring a hacker. At least his nurse is really nice. For ages 15 and older. In Swedish and English with English subtitles. (2007, Sweden/Germany, 2:43)

“Sonny Boy”

9 p.m. Friday

Set in the Hague, Netherlands, between 1920 and 1945, this true story focuses on a dark-skinned 19-year-old university student and a white 40-something mother of four whose love is put to the test in prevailing through prejudice and war while sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and older. In Dutch and English with English subtitles. (2011, Netherlands, 2:20)

“The Big Sick”

11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Sunday

A Pakistani-born comedian’s complicated relationship with a white woman gets even more complicated when a mysterious ailment lands her in the hospital with a coma, with her family at her bedside. (2017, 2:00)

“A Pierrot” (“Juryoku piero”)

2 p.m. Saturday

A series of arson attacks and incidents of cryptic graffiti art seem to mysteriously coincide, and the solution lies in the pasts of two brothers. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2009, Japan, 2:00)

“Everything, Everything”

8:45 p.m. Saturday

Teenager Maddy must stay indoors because of her weak immune system, but when a cute new neighbor moves in and reaches out to befriend her, stepping out suddenly becomes irresistible. Rated PG-13. (2017, 1:36)

“The Heart of the Matter”

Noon, 3:15 and 6:30 p.m. Monday

This adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel takes place in 1942 Sierra Leone and focuses on a British policeman whose unhappy marriage has eroded his sterling moral standards. (1953, U.K., 1:40)

“She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt but … She Talks”

1:45, 5 and 8:15 p.m. Monday

A naughty comedy about a maid whose only fault is being talkative, and her three clients have many embarrassing secrets for her to “accidentally” exploit. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1970, France, 1:20)

“A Bride for Rip Van Winkle”

11:30 a.m. and 2:45, 6 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday

While planning her wedding to someone she met through a dating website, a young part-time teacher (whose only social interactions are online) is embarrassed about her short guest list, so she heads online seeking the services of someone to help fill her wedding party with “friends and relatives.” (2016, Japan, 3:00)

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