Free Movies at the Kroc Center - Today, “Frankenweenie.” Movie is rated PG and begins at 2:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Donations accepted to support The Kroc Scholarship Fund. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-1865.
“Lincoln” - Today-Saturday. Focusing on the tumultuous final four months of the president’s life, Steven Spielberg’s compelling drama reveals the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed. Winner of two Academy Awards, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and best production design. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Global Cinema Cafe series. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.
“Stuck” - Award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning, that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak. Friday, 7 p.m., River Park Square, AMC Theatres, 808 W. Main Ave.
“Reveal the Path” - A genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover. Regions explored include Scotland’s lush valleys, Europe’s snow-capped mountains, Morocco’s high desert landscapes, Nepal’s rural countryside and Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world. Meet the locals living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading us to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant. Filmed across four continents, this immersive film is sure to ignite the dream in you. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 227-7638.
“Mad Men” Premiere Fundraiser - Fundraiser for Spokane Preservation Advocates. Watch AMC’s special two-hour Season 6 premiere of “Mad Men” on the big screen and in HD. Dress in your best “Mad Men”-themed outfit and head over for an evening of style and sophisticated cinematic production. Doors open 7 p.m., so that guests can mingle, have their picture taken, and learn about the nonprofit. Showing is 8 p.m. Sunday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 227-7638.
“Forrest Gump” - This film is a great modern fable. It is an intelligently scripted, fictitious story that defines many life morals. Most of Forrest Gump’s appeal stems from his blunt sense of always doing the right thing, regardless of the people or situations surrounding him. With integrity and simplicity as themes, this film leaves you wanting to be more like Forrest, to be able to maintain innate goodness instead of the trade-offs we often make as we travel through life. Packed with factual historical references, this movie offers drama, action, humor, and the challenging of societal norms. Monday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 227-7638.
“In Which We Serve” - After an attack on the British naval ship HMS Torrin, its survivors – stranded on a lifeboat – tell their heroic tale. Based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten’s destroyer and produced to support the war effort, this movie also launched the career of legendary director David Lean. The movie continues the library’s film series “Hollywood Goes to War.” Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Library, Room 1A, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5336.
“Racing the Rez” - Film about five teen cross-country runners living on the Navajo and Hopi reservations as they train for a state meet. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Hagan Foundation Center for Humanities, Building 16, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene.
Telluride Mountain Film Festival - A celebration of the environment and the human spirit, this film festival is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is again hosting the film festival in 2013. The festival, which brings the best films from the weeklong festival in Telluride, is a benefit for trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway- Bitterroot Wilderness. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14/general, $12/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Les Miserables” - Thursday-April 12. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Global Cinema Cafe series. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.
“Exhibition” - Experience a global revolution of world-class art, history and biography through the works of the greatest masters of our time. This new theatrical series of events brings the world’s greatest art exhibitions to select U.S. cinemas. Hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, who will go beyond each gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – “Manet: Portraying Life” on Thursday. Next is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever, “Munch: Munch 150” on June 27, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. The third exhibition screening, “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure” on Oct. 10, comes from the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. Shows 7:30 p.m. daily. Regal Cinemas NorthTown, 4750 N. Division St.
“Miss Representation” - The film examines media’s representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. It includes stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics. Includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. April 12, 6-8 p.m., North Idaho College, Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-9303.
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