Banff Mountain Film Festival – Continues today and Saturday. 2013 World Tour. Lineup of 25 different films shown over three nights. Presented by Mountain Fever. Nightly at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to The Satipo Kids Project which funds 34 school-age children from Peru to attend elementary school. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $14/advance, $15/door. (208) 263-9191.
Benefit for foster homes and abusive homes - Today, 7-9 p.m., John Borgstedt and film producer Sondra Martin Hicks will host a free screening and discussion of Borgstedt’s autobiographical film, “I Love You Mom, Please Don’t Break My Heart” at the Nuart Theater in Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 835-6502.
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Tickets are available for purchase in Coeur d’Alene at Vertical Earth, Camera Corral, Two Wheeler Dealer, Zip’s on Sherman Avenue, or online at www.mountain-fever.com. Sunday-Monday, 6 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $14/advance, $15/door. (208) 667-1865.
“The Princess Bride” - Tuesday-Wednesday. This delightfully postmodern fairy tale is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh. Shows 5:30 and 8 p.m. nightly. Rated PG. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 227-7638.
“Black Womyn Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent” - This documentary film focuses on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent from various backgrounds. Interviews were conducted with about 50 out black lesbians including Cheryl Clarke, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Staceyann Chin, Michelle Parkerson and Fiona Zedde. (90 min.) Sandra Williams, Pride Center coordinator, will lead the discussion. Presented by Women’s Studies Center. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe 207, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.
“A Royal Affair” - Thursday-Feb. 2. Caroline (Alicia Vikander) arrives in Denmark for her 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 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.
Spokane International Film Festival - Feb. 1-10. 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 - Celebrate the beginning of the 15th Spokane International Film Festival. The reception will have food, drink, music and dancing. Admission requires any 2013 ticket stub or Festival Pass. Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave.