February 15, 2013 in Features

Film events


“Jackie Robinson Story” - Starring Robinson in the title role about the black ballplayer who broke baseball’s color line in 1947. This film also has a Spokane connection that you’ll find hard to believe. Free snacks provided. Today, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

“The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68” - Widely held as the band’s best performance ever captured on film. The film opens with a special feature of interviews with the band talking about what it meant to perform at the Hollywood Bowl and the enduring significance of this concert. Part of the Bing Cinema’s Music Legends series. Tickets available for purchase in advance or at the door. Shows at 3, 5:30, 8 p.m. and midnight. Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Brooklyn Castle” - Documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line, inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Global Cinema Cafe series. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

KPBX Recordings and Videos Sale - Thousands of gently-used LPs, CDs, 45s, DVDs and VHS movies. A separate balcony area will be set up with classic and like-new music equipment, up for bid by silent auction each day. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free admission and parking. (509) 328-5729.

“(A)sexual” - This documentary shows a sex-obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, as asexuals – people who experience no sexual attraction – struggle to claim their identity. Presented by Women’s Studies Center. Film director, Angela Tucker, will be on campus and will talk about the making of the film. Tucker is also is a writer, and producer whose career has been marked with creative, bold and varied social issue based projects, including feature length films, documentary and fiction shorts, web series, advocacy videos, and PSAs. Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe 207, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.

“In Organic We Trust” - An eye-opening food documentary that follows director/producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. The Food for Thought Film Series sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op, features an entertaining and thought-provoking film. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-8537.

“Dirt” - This movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility – from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt. Thursday, 4 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. No Preregistration Required. (509) 368-9378.

Monarch Movie Night “Men in Black 3” - Includes pre-screening entertainment by The Four Saxes, movie, then discussion led by Ted Purvin. Thursday, 7 p.m., Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., Sandpoint. Free movie. (208) 265-9382.

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