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Culture notes: Farewell to (dino) arms at Tellus; Lefont plans 60th anniverary ‘Wages of Fear’ screening

For dino, it’s farewell to arms

Armed with updated research, Cartersville’s Tellus Science Museum has decided to replace the arms of its Appalachiousaurus, a southern cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, with shorter ones. At noon Friday, Tellus will host a Lunch and Learn discussion, “What Long Arms You Have,” involving museum leaders and Columbus State University paleontologist David Schwimmer. Then at 1 p.m., the dino gets new limbs. Regular admission applies. 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville. 770-606-5700, HOWARD POUSNER

Lefont plans revival screening of “Wages of Fear”
Lefont Film Society, which presents a series of revival and art-film screenings at the Lefont Sandy Springs theater, is bringing back a cinema classic for its 60th anniversary, among other notable December and January bookings.

“Wages of Fear,” the 1953 white-knuckle thriller starring Yves Montand as one of four down-on-their-luck men who sign up for the dangerous duty of trucking nitroglycerin 300 miles over South American mountain roads to extinguish an oil well fire, will show Jan. 5-6.

The society’s final showing of this year will be “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” documenting the 50-year reign of the fashion journalist/taste-maker, Dec. 29-30. Anticipating potential Oscar buzz, organizer Donna Lefont also is bringing back the French comedy-drama “The Intouchables” (Jan. 12-13) and the rock ’n’ roll biography “Searching for Sugar Man” (Jan. 19-20). Academy Award nominations are to be announced on Jan. 10.

Screenings at 10:30 a.m. $8.50. Lefont Sandy Springs, 5920 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-255-0140, HOWARD POUSNER

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