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“Superheroes of Stoke” - There will be raffle items, a silent auction, and the latest ski film by Matchstick Productions. Honors the heroes who have made the sport of free skiing what it is today and pays tribute to the heroes who gave their lives for what they loved. Fundraiser to support the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center for avalanche forecasting and education. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Mountain Essentials, Outdoor Experience, or Eichardt’s Pub and Grill. Today, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-9191.

Life After Service: Honoring North Idaho Veterans - A community event dedicated to honoring North Idaho veterans and offering an opportunity to learn about veteran resources. On Veterans Day 2011, local filmmakers Mike and Alicia Strain embarked on a project honoring North Idaho veterans. They have captured diverse and inspiring stories ranging from WWII veterans to recently returning Iraq veterans, and also uncovered in-depth perspectives of the challenges facing veterans returning to a rural community. Saturday, 3 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $5. (208) 263-9191.

“The Way” - Starring Martin Sheen as a reluctant pilgrim in Spain. Free snacks provided. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

The Professor Series, 2012 Edition - Featuring classic and contemporary films selected by local professors and critics. Q&A sessions/discussions will accompany each film. Wednesday, “Sullivan’s Travels” (Sturges 1941), hosted by Leonard Oakland of Whitworth University; Nov. 28, “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) by Wes Anderson, hosted by Jessica Maucione of Gonzaga University. 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7/general admission, $5/students with valid ID. (509) 209-2383.

“Life in a Day” - Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s film was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day – July 24, 2010. Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global community responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The film shows – with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty – what it’s like to be alive on Earth today. Part of the Food for Thought Film Series. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $6/general, $4/students. (208) 882-8537.

“Brave” - Family movie with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and film at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Shows Thursday and Nov. 19. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $1. (208) 667-1865.

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, 4-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.

“Dakota 38” - The GU Center for America Indian Studies and the GU Native American Law Students Association are co-hosting a screening of the 2012 documentary about the Dakota people’s 330-mile journey from Lower Brule, S.D., to Mankato, Minn., retracing their ancestors’ journey 150 years ago. On Dec. 26, 1862, President Lincoln ordered the hanging of 38 Dakota, which is the largest execution in U.S. history. This journey is an effort to begin the reconciliation and healing of the Dakota people and all people. Thursday, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, 721 N. Cincinnati St. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Nov. 16-18. Hours are Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m., at Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/day, $40/three-day pass. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Christmas with a Capital C” - A film about an Alaska town where some residents try to outlaw a Nativity scene. Free snacks provided. Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.