Community-Minded Enterprises (Visual Arts Tour) - “Community Media Showcase,” by community video producers, Healthy Teens Project, Robert Foote, Daniel Reyes, Dashawn Bedford. Community Minded Television will showcase video productions from local creators and also open its new virtual studio to the public. Today, 4-9 p.m., 25 W. Main St., Suite 300. (509) 444-3088.
“The Avengers” - Family movie; doors open at 5:30 p.m. and film starts at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Today, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $1. (208) 667-1865.
“Ruby Sparks” - Calvin (Paul Dano), a lonely young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career, is now struggling with his writing, as well as his romantic life. As a writing exercise he creates Ruby Sparks, 26, raised in Dayton, Ohio. He gives her a rebellious adolescence, a flair for vintage dresses, a slight daddy complex and a welcome kink or two. This breakthrough inspires him. But when Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan) in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person. Rated R. Today, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors/students. (208) 263-9191.
“The Hunger Games” - Dystopian Film Festival. Based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland. Today, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave. Free. (208) 769-2315.
“Stars Wars” Reads Day - Look at the “Star Wars” books available at the library and enjoy a free screening of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (rated PG) along with games, crafts and refreshments. Dress up as your favorite “Star Wars” character. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave. Free. (208) 769-2315.
Tournees French Film Festival 2012 - The third annual Tournees French Film Festival is an event put on by the University of Idaho’s and Washington State University’s language departments to showcase recent French films. “Moi Petite Fille de 13 Ans” or “As a Young Girl of 13” is a documentary based on the life of Simone Langrange a Holocaust survivor. The film recounts her story of being deported to Auschwitz concentration camp and being a key witness in the trial against Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. Tickets cost $4 at the door but admission is free to all UI and WSU students with their student ID card. For more information, visit www.kenworthy.org. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $4. (208) 882-8537.
“Duck Soup” and “My Little Chickadee” - Double-feature evening beginning with the 1933 Marx Brothers musical “Duck Soup,” a spoof on how moronic politics can lead to unnecessary war. Concluding the evening will be the W.C. Fields-Mae West comedy western “My Little Chickadee,” the 1940 film largely written by West, though Fields provided some scripted scenes as well. The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater presents its fall film series “Best of the Political Movie Classics.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 993-1732.
The Professor Series - Featuring classic and contemporary films selected by local professors and critics. Q&A sessions/discussions will accompany each film. Wednesday, “Winged Migration” (2001), hosted by Paul Lindholdt of Eastern Washington University, sponsored by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Oct. 24, “Vertigo” (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock, hosted by Nathan Weinbender of Movies 101 and The Spokesman-Review, sponsored by Spokane7.com; Nov. 14, “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. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7/general admission, $5/students with valid ID. (509) 209-2383.
“Searching for Sugar Man” – Thursday-Oct. 13. The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Shows nightly at 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors/students. (208) 263-9191.
“Act Natural” - Toy Soldier Productions spent the last few years getting to know an exciting array of skiers – those who are out there for the fun of it, the thrill of it and everything else in between. Now it’s your turn. The crew spent the majority of the winter traveling the country, scrounging snow in the streets and maneuvering sketchy snowpack in the mountains. At the end of it all, they emerged as a single group of friends, doing it because, well, it’s what they love to do. “Act Natural” features Shay Lee, Brock Paddock, Sandy Boville, Finn Anderson, Karl Fostvedt, Austin Torvinen, Khai Krepela, Dash Kamp, Noah Wallace, Jake Doan, David Steele, Sam Hurst, Will Berman and Luke Perin. Thursday, 6 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
“Gattaca” - Dystopian Film Festival. A 1997 science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin. Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
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