February 10, 2012 in Features

Film Calendar


“Happy” – Saturday, special screening for World Happiness Day. Shows at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. $7. (509) 209-2383.

“Moneyball” - Today-Saturday. In 2002, former wannabe baseball superstar Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) took on the difficult task of turning the Oakland Athletics from bottom-dwelling last placers to a top-draw team – all on a shoestring budget. With his star players opting to play for the big money teams, he changed the way the game is played, not just on the field but in the head office as well. Global Cinema Cafe film series. Shows at 7 p.m. daily. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

“Thrive” - Documentary about the national and global economy, spirituality, crop circles and potential trends. Discussion afterward. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 276-4028.

“Globalized Soul” - Spokane Inter-Faith Council presents this film calling humanity to step into oneness. Group discussion will follow viewing of the film. Sunday. 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free, donations accepted. (509) 294-5113.

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival - Fourth annual event pays tribute to Oakland, who is a professor of English and a member of the Core 250 team and has taught at Whitworth for 46 years. Since he moved into a half-time faculty position, the university has been working with his friends and family to create an endowment in his name. Since Oakland has identified film studies as the area he’s most excited about funding for the long-term, the endowment is being used to fund an annual film festival. Thursday, “What Poor Child is This?” at 7 p.m. Premiere showing of a 2011 documentary produced by Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor and directed by T.N. Mohan that investigates the plight of the poor in America. Also showing that night will be “Young Frankenstein” at 11 p.m. Feb. 17, “Breaking Away” at 7 p.m. Also showing that night will be “Bad News Bears” at 11 p.m. Feb. 18, Secret International Film at 7 p.m. Rights were still being secured at press time. Enjoy a contemporary international film that explores Europe in the ’70s. The program will open with the winners of the 2012 student-made short-film contest. Also showing that night will be “Harold & Maude” at 11 p.m. Whitworth University, Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 777-4250.

“Vanishing of the Bees” - Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to a crisis. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the country. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” - Inspirational film that chronicles the personal mission of Joe Cross as he attempts to regain his health while traveling America with juicer in tow. Thursday. 6 p.m. Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

“The Godfather” - Classic movie presented by 7B Productions. Feb. 17. 7 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email