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    Taraji P. Henson stars as a mathematician working for NASA in “Hidden Figures.”

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DORIS DUKE THEATRE

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

“Django”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Friday

Biopic of Romany jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt focuses on his years during the World War II era with the rise of Nazism, which forces him to make a daring escape from Paris. Refusing to be kept silent, he uses music as a form of protest. In French with English subtitles. (2017, France, 1:55)

Honolulu African American Film Festival

Celebrate Black History Month with women-directed films that highlight African-Americans in the arts. Runs Feb. 3-10.

Opening-night, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Celebrate “fashion supernova Andre Leon Talley” and arrive in style while striking a pose in the photo booth, grooving to the beats of Jamarek and viewing “The Gospel According to Andre” at 7:30 p.m.

>> “The Gospel According to Andre”

Also screens 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Director Kate Novack spotlights the life and career of former Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, one of the industry’s first African-American fashionistas. (2018, 1:34)

>> “BOOM for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”

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

Director Sara Driver’s documentary examines the American artist’s pre-fame years during the late 1970s and ’80s in New York with commentary, period film footage, music, images and anecdotes. (2018, 1:18)

>> “Anita”

4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s documentary offers a rare glimpse into Anita Hill’s private life as she talks openly for the first time about her experiences and obstacles she faced while testifying before the Senate about the sexual harassment she endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court then-nominee Clarence Thomas. (2013, 1:35)

“Mudbound”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Two men, one white, one black, return from World War II to work on a family farm. One, the owner’s brother, is charming but haunted by combat memories; the other, the son of black tenant farmers and also a vet, experiences prejudices unseen when he was a tank commander in France. Adjusting to life becomes a struggle for both, and raging racism from deep within is unleashed. (2017, 2:14)

MOVIE MUSEUM

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

“Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers” (“Kame wa igai to hayaku oyogu”)

Noon, 3:30, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Friday

While her husband is on a business trip, a woman feeling neglected (her husband calls only to check on their pet turtle) takes a job as a spy, which fills her life with intrigue. Comedy for all ages. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2005, Japan, 1:30)

“La Tete D’Un Homme”

1:45 and 7 p.m. Friday, noon and 8:30 p.m. Monday

Psychological thriller about an inspector engaged in an intense game of cat-and-mouse with a Czech medical student. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1933, France, 1:33)

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women“

11:30 a.m. and 3:15, 5:15 and 9 p.m. Saturday

The inspiration behind superheroine Wonder Woman comes from her creator, Harvard psychologist William Marston, who invented the lie detector test and whose love life involved two women who inspired the comic. Rated R. (2017, 1:48)

“Kamikaze”

1:30 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday

A terrorist must re-evaluate his priorities when he gets caught up in bad weather, leaving him stranded in a hotel full of eccentric and amicable Spanish tourists who further complicate his mission. For ages 12 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Spain, 1:36)

“Marshall”

11 a.m. and 1:15, 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday

In the 1940s, future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall travels to Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur accused of the rape and attempted murder of a white woman. With Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown. Rated PG-13. Oscar nominee for best original song. (2017, 1:58)

“God Willing” (“Se Dio vuole”)

3:30 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday

A successful surgeon is stunned when his medical-student son announces his plans to instead become a Catholic priest, so he goes undercover to learn about the charismatic priest his son admires. For ages 12 and older. In Italian with English subtitles. (2015, Italy, 1:28)

“Dawson City: Frozen Time”

1:45, 4 and 6:15 p.m. Monday

Documentary about movie reels buried for 50 years in the Yukon Territory which include newsreels from the 1910s and ’20s, serials, shorts and feature films. (2016, 2:00)

“The Square”

11 a.m. and 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday

A Stockholm art museum curator works on a postmodern project that invites passers-by to stand in a square as they reflect on being responsible humans. After his phone gets stolen, his foolish response drags him into shameful situations that send both him and the museum into facing separate crises. In English and Swedish with subtitles. (2017, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2:22)

PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM PEARL HARBOR

Film showing, 1 p.m. Saturday in the museum theater, with a presentation by Allison Paynter of Chaminade University, a Q&A session and discussion of the movie’s theme in celebrating Black History Month. Co-sponsored by Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Free with museum admission. Registration recommended. 792-5172, 808ne.ws/2DruBDk

>> “Hidden Figures”

Biographical drama about a NASA team of black female mathematicians, played by Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, who crossed gender and racial lines by helping launch John Glenn into orbit. (2016, 2:07)

PBS HAWAII

315 Sand Island Access Road (unless otherwise noted), free.

Indie Lens Pop-up showcases documentaries and community-driven discussions on various issues. Presented by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking and PBS Hawaii.

>> “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday

Documentary by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams explores the pivotal roles of historically black colleges and universities through 150 years in American history, culture and identity. (2017, 1:25)

COURTYARD CINEMA

6-9 p.m. Thursday, Ward Village Courtyard, IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., free. RSVP: wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-cinema.

>> “The Mermaid”

In this romantic comedy/fantasy, a womanizing tycoon capitalizes on sonar technology that murders all nearby sea life. A naive mermaid is tasked by her avenging underwater community to seduce and kill him, but a problem arises when they end up falling for each other. (2016, China, 1:34)

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