December 7, 2012 in Features

Film events

 

“Art of Flight 3D” - Snowboarder Travis Rice and friends learn new tricks, explore new zones and experience avalanches and accidents. Today at 7 and 9 p.m. AMC River Park Square 20, 808 W. Main Ave. $13.50/adults, $12.50/seniors, $10.50/children. (509) 747-3456.

“The Intouchables” - An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, “The Intouchables” has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of a life-changing friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), the film depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

“The House I Live In” - Showing hosted by the Spokane Smart Justice Campaign, followed by a short discussion facilitated by the campaign featuring the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins of Spokane’s New Hope Baptist Church. The award-winning documentary is the latest work of director Eugene Jarecki, best known for his 2005 film “Why We Fight” about war and the military industrial complex. 7 p.m. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7. (509) 209-2383.

Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival - Featuring some of Bing Crosby’s best-loved films, along with a gallery of photos of the famous entertainer and the Oscar that Crosby won for best actor in the 1944 film “Going My Way.” Schedule: “White Christmas” (1954) at noon and 7:30 p.m., starring Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye; “Bells of St. Mary’s” (1945) at 2:30 p.m., starring Ingrid Bergman; “Holiday Inn” (1942) at 5 p.m., starring Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $7/good all day, free/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Marathon - 10 a.m. Saturday. AMC River Park Square 20, 808 W. Main Ave. $25. (509) 747-3456.

“The Merry Graingers” Premiere - Film about a family that loves one another but can’t stand each other. Written, produced and directed by Serena Belsby, co-produced by Linda Kee and edited by local Jason McKee. Local cast includes Ian Kelley, McKenzie Mayra, Leslie Spencer, Randy Weatherbee, Brent Belsby and Tenaya Belsby. Filmed in the Spokane region, this Christmas family dramedy has a mysterious death, a feisty city girl, a Cuban lover and dysfunctional quirky family all thrown together deep in the heart of the Palouse. Between rounding up and hunting buffalo, bar fights and chores on the ranch there is still room for forgiveness, acceptance and carrying on. See more at www.merrygraingers.com. Doors open at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the cast. 6 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $13. (800) 325-7328.

“Ghost World” – 2001 film starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi, based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. 8:20 p.m. Thursday. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7. (509) 209-2383.


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