February 1, 2013 in Features

Film events


Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) - Today-Feb. 10. This year’s festival offers films from around the globe and includes 15 narrative features, 14 documentary features and five short programs. These films represent more than 24 nations on six continents and have won dozens of awards. All films will be shown at the Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave., or the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Visit spokanefilmfestival.org. $170/festival pass; $8-$10/individual films; $5/student. (509) 720-7743.

SpIFF Opening Reception - Rub elbows with fellow film aficionados, local filmmakers, and guest filmmakers at a reception for the 15th Spokane International Film Festival. There will be food, drink, music and dancing. Admission requires any 2013 ticket stub or Festival Pass. Today, 8 p.m., Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave.

“A Royal Affair” - Today-Saturday. Queen Caroline (Alicia Vikander) arrives in Denmark for a royal marriage, and discovers that the rumors she’s heard about her intended husband, the king (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard), are true – he’s mentally deranged and infantile. After finding he doesn’t much like marriage, he suddenly determines to make a grand tour of Europe, and the elders of the court hire Struensee to travel along and see what can be done with him. 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.

“The Godfather” - The family, the business, the gore: all on one spectacular new state-of-the-art cinematic screen. Rated R. Showings Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday, following Super Bowl XLVII, and Monday at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 227-7638.

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2013 - Purchase tickets at Silverbow Fly Shop, Castaway Fly Fishing Shop or Swede’s Fly Shop or online at www.ticketriver.com/event/5539. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15.

“Fire and Ice: Argentina and Tierra del Feugo” - Slideshow and travelogue by Judi Hanna. The program is part of the “Novel Destinations” series sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation featuring photos from travel adventures taken by area residents. The program will be presented on the big screen. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2380.

“Arbitrage” - Sundance Film Festival movie written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere. In the film, a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Rated R, the film also stars Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth. Thursday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2380.

“The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas” - Shot on 16 mm at Fort Worth, Texas, in 1978, the film has been upgraded to high definition with a 5.1 audio track. It opens with a Mick Jagger interview filmed in August 2011 where he introduces the concert and offers an insight into its significance in the band’s history. Featuring many Stones classics including: “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.” Running time: 100 minutes. Part of the Bing Cinema’s Music Legends series. Tickets available for purchase in advance or at the door. Shows at 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and midnight. Feb. 8, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Hitchcock” - Feb. 8-9. A love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, stars Anthony Hopkins as the director, Helen Mirren as his wife, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Shows nightly 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.

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