August 10, 2012 in Features

Film events


Free Summer Movies at the Garland Theater – Today, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” (G); Monday-Aug. 17, “Rio” (G); Aug. 20-24, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (PG); Aug. 27-31, “Dolphin Tale” (PG). All shows are at 9:30 a.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free admission; jumbo popcorn is $6. No outside food or drinks allowed. (509) 327-1050.

“The Wrecking Crew” – Today-Saturday. A documentary directed by Denny Tedesco about a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles during the 1960s who played on recordings by the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan and Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and formed Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. Screens today at 7:30 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15/general, $12/seniors and students. (509) 624-1200.

Selkirk International Film Festival – Today-Sunday. Third annual event. Today, 7 p.m., “Smoke Signals,” written by New York Times bestselling (and local) author, Sherman Alexie. Based on his collection of short stories “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” this 89-minute comedy/drama tells the story of two young Native Americans, Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who leave the reservation on a road trip to retrieve the body of Victor’s dead father. Saturday, 8 p.m., “Local Shorts,” popular flagship event, screens a diverse slate of locally and regionally produced films with filmmakers on hand to answer your questions. Film types include comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, mystery and animation. Sunday, 2 p.m., is “The Grub Stake,” by filmmaker Nell Shipman. This 100-minute film about a young woman lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine was released in 1923 and filmed locally. Shipman’s film-making is documented by local author Eva Gayle Six in “Jennie’s Tiger” (2011), her book chronicling the life of Jennie Wooding, a pioneer woman who settled in Tiger, Wash. The author will be on hand for a book signing following the film screening. The film is silent with a subsequently added accompanying score. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls. $7. (509) 446-4108.

Free Outdoor Movies – Liberty Lake – Today, “Remember the Titans;” Saturday, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Aug. 17, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire;” Aug. 24, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Part of the Friends of Pavillion Park Summer Festival Series. All shows at dusk. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake.

Free Outdoor Summer Movies- - Saturday, “Tale of Despereaux;” and Aug. 25, “The Lorax.” Free popcorn provided. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket. Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2320.

South Perry Summer Outdoor Movies – Saturday, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (PG); Aug. 18, “Despicable Me” (PG); Aug. 25, “Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows” (PG-13). All movies start at dusk. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-1647.

“Good Food” – A film about sustainable food and farming in the Northwest, sponsored by the Main Market Co-Op, Thursday Market, My Square Garden, and West Central Marketplace. All proceeds benefit KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio 92.3 & 88.1 FM. 7 p.m., Monday, Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $5. (509) 747-3012.

$1 Summer Movies Express – Coeur d’Alene – Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.: “Arthur Christmas” and “Smurfs.” All shows are rated G or PG. Riverstone Stadium Regal Theater, 2416 Old Mill Loop, Coeur d’Alene. $1. (208) 676-8185.

$1 Summer Movies Express – Spokane Valley Regal Theater – Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.: “Arthur Christmas” and “Smurfs.” All shows are rated G or PG. Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 922-2590.

Mid-Week Movies – Wednesday, “Wall-E.” Films shown 1-3 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438.

“The Lorax” – Join us for Dr. Seuss’ story of a 12-year-old boy who searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Seating is limited. Rated PG. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Canned food donation. (208) 667-1865.

“Food Stamped” – An informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system. For more information, visit The Food for Thought Film Series, sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op, features an entertaining and thought-provoking film. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-8537.

“Where the Yellowstone Goes” – Documentary presented by Trout Unlimited. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-9191.

“La Traviata” – Bringing concerts from around the world through the Specticast Digital Theatre Network. A production of “La Traviata” at the Opera Festival St. Margarethen is set in a Roman quarry. Stage designer Manfred Waba sets the tragic story about Violetta Valery and her admirer Alfredo Germont in replica of the Parisian Opera Garnier. In the lead roles, Austria’s promising opera talent Kristiane Kaiser and Jean-Francois Borras, a French young tenor, provide for a musically and visually attractive performance. Showing at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 624-1200.

“Moonrise Kingdom” – Comedy with Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis. Global Cinema Cafe Film. Shows 7:30 p.m. nightly. Thursday-Aug. 18, Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

Spokane Valley Anime Club – For teens in grade six and older. Watch Anime, hang out with friends, eat snacks and more. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

“Blue Gold” – This documentary looks at the environmental and political implications of the planet’s dwindling water supply, and the possibility that future wars will be fought over water. Thursday, 4 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

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