February 18, 2011 in Features

FIlm events


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

“Malcolm X” - Spike Lee’s 2002 biography of the Black Nationalist leader, part of Black History Month. Today, 7 p.m. Gonzaga University, Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6398

“Rumi: Poet of the Heart” - Devotees of the mystic Sufi poet comment on and read from his works. Featuring Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, Huston Smith and more, narrated by Debra Winger. Saturday, 1 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m., Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave. $7; proceeds benefit Thin Air Community Radio. (509) 747-3012.

“Madagascar” - Animated family movie about a zebra who escapes from the zoo and finds himself on a boat to Africa with his best friends: a giraffe, a lion and a hippo. Rated PG. Saturday, 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385

Opera Cinema Series and Lectures - “Samson and Delilah,” presented by San Francisco Opera. Sunday, 2 p.m. (discussion 1 p.m.) and Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Centre Cinema, Pullman. $14. (509) 335-5647

“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. Sponsored by the EWU Sustainable Food Project. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Eastern Washington University, Kennedy Library Auditorium, Cheney. $5/optional donation to benefit the on-campus community garden.

Backcountry Film Festival - Independent films celebrating the human-powered experience in the winter backcountry, hosted by Gonzaga Outdoors in partnership with Spokane Mountaineers, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Idaho Conservation League. Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium. $5/adults, $3/students w/ID. (509) 313-4189

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