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, www.tellusmuseum.org. 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, www.lefonttheaters.com. HOWARD POUSNER