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Film Events

Fri., Feb. 11, 2011

Spokane International Film Festival - Screenings of films from throughout the world, full-length and short, live action and animated. Today-Sunday, AMC River Park Square 20, 808 W. Main Ave., and Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave. Most single tickets $10 (discounts for students and matinees). Closing party and awards ceremony Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Vault, 120 N. Wall St., with live music; free admission, must be 21 or older. (509) 720-7743,

“The Dark Side of Chocolate” - A team of journalists investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. Presented by Kootenai Environmental Alliance and Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Chocolate, with chocolate and DOMA coffee samples. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730

“Absolutely Safe” - Documentary exploring the safety of breast implants, presented by by EWU Women’s Studies Center. Tuesday, noon-1:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival - Third annual tribute to longtime Whitworth University professor. Thursday, 7 p.m., “Favela Rising” preceded by a short film, “Five Feet High and Rising;” Feb. 18, 7 p.m., “I’ve Loved You So Long,” preceded by a short film, “Tackle Box;” Feb. 19, 7 p.m., “Norman,” regional premiere of movie filmed in Spokane, post-viewing discussion with filmmakers. Whitworth University, Weyerhauser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theatre. Free. (509) 777-3449


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