October 7, 2011 in Features

Film events

 

Wild and Scenic Film Festival - Today-Saturday. Largest environmental and adventure film festival in North America. Different films each night presented by Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy. Shows 7 p.m. each night. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-9191.

Drive-In Spooky Horror Movies - Saturday, “Christine”; Oct. 15, “The Ring”; Oct. 22, “The Lost Boys”; Oct. 29, double feature with “Halloween” and “Halloween II.” Nightly at 8:30 p.m. State Line Speedway, from I-90 Pleasant View Road exit, turn left on Prairie Ave and left on Beck Road, Post Falls. $5/person. (208) 773-5019.

“Biomimicry: The Nature of Things” - David Suzuki series based on the acclaimed book by Janine Benyus. Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs to solve human and environmental problems. Sunday. 2-4 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods Co, 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. Free. (509) 368-9378.

“Forks Over Knives” - A one-hour vegan film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict Americans can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies and their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented – and in many cases reversed – by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. In addition, cameras follow real-life patients who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet as the primary. Tickets available at available in Sandpoint at Winter Ridge Natural Foods, Truby’s Health mart, Pedro’s at the Panida, and at the door on the afternoon of the showing. Sunday. 4 p.m. Panida Theater, Sandpoint. $3. (208) 263-9191.

“Classic Movies at the Bing” - Tuesday: “Giant,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean at 7 p.m.; Oct. 25: “Charade” at 7 p.m.; Oct. 30: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” animated film narrated by Bill Cosby, at 6 p.m.; “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” at 7 p.m.; and “Halloween,” the 1978 version starring Jamie Lee Curtis, at 9 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 534-7728.

“Zombie Feminism” - In the movie “Zombie Strippers,” women clamored to become zombies for the power such a change entailed. For a woman to be powerful, must she become a monster? Women’s and Gender Studies graduate Angel Cervantes coined the term “zombie feminism” and examines the movie for its delightful array of political and social implications (should a zombie outbreak happen). Cervantes transitions from monsters to zombie feminism while addressing the differences between real and fake feminism. Presented by EWU Women’s Studies Center. Tuesday. Noon-12:50 p.m. Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.

North Spokane Anime Club - Watch Anime, hang out with friends, eat snacks and more. This month’s movie is “Ouran High School Host Club” (rated TV-14). Shy Haruhi is just trying to blend in at her snooty private school; little does she know she’s about to be thrust into the spotlight when she unwittingly becomes a member of the elite Host Club. This slapstick comedy series pokes fun at gender and stereotypes. Tuesday. 3:30 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. 509-893-8350.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” - Jimmy Stewart Month. Presenting the 1946 classic. Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

“Little Big Man” - Gunslinger, snake oil salesman, Army scout, trapper, hermit - Jack Crabb was all of these and more. Now 121 years old, Crabb reminisces about his extraordinary life, including the massacre of his parents’ wagon train, his upbringing by the Cheyenne, and surviving the Battle of Little Big Horn. Wednesday. 5:30 p.m. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Room 1A. Free. (509) 444-5307.

Banff Radical Reels - Presented by Mountain Fever Productions. Thursday. 7 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12. (208) 263-9191.


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