March 8, 2013 in Features

Film events


Riverfront Park IMAX – The Imax screen reopens for the season today. “Rocky Mountain Express” will show at 11:30 a.m., 12:40, 1:50, 3, 4:10 and 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during March. $8.50/adults, $7.50/seniors, military and teens 13-17, $6/children 3-12, children 2 and younger free. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival 2013 – Shows Thursday and March 16 and 17 at the Magic Lantern Theatre. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., “Mabul - The Flood” (PG-13), Hebrew with English subtitles. Everything is complicated in Yoni’s life. He’s almost 13, gifted, but physically undeveloped and struggles daily to grow up before his upcoming bar mitzvah. He sells homework in order to secretly buy a body-building wonder powder, which so far has done nothing. His classmates bully him every chance they get, and his parents barely say a word to each other and communicate through him, if at all. As if all this isn’t enough, his autistic brother, hidden for years in an institution that is now shut down, returns home. This shakes not only Yoni’s life, but the unstable foundation of the family. March 16, 7 p.m. reception at Boots Bakery, 8 p.m. “The Other Son” (PG-13), French, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles. Joseph, an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents. A blood test reveals that he is not their biological son. During the Gulf War, Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby, and the pair were given back to the wrong families. While Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Israeli couple, their actual Jewish son, Yacine, was brought to the West Bank by an Arab couple. The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their identities, values and beliefs. March 17, 7:30 p.m. “The World is Funny” (Rated R). Hebrew with English subtitles. In a small town in the north of Israel a young man wakes up from a coma after nine years to discover he is no longer a boy; a woman finds out she is pregnant but doesn’t know how; and a man tries to save his lover by making her laugh. Full of quirky charm, this ambitious, multi-strand tale about storytelling – and a fractured family – unfolds in a friendly Tiberias, Israel, where reality and fantasy cleverly intertwine. Tickets are available on the Spokane Area Jewish Family Services website, at or at the theater prior to each show. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $10/general, $7/students and seniors; March 16 evening reception and film: $25/general, $10/$7 film only. (509) 747-7394.

Free Movie at the Kroc Center - Thursday, 6:30 p.m., “Life of Pi.”; rated PG. Seating is on a first-come basis, doors open at 6 p.m. Donations accepted to support The Kroc Scholarship Fund. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-1865.

“Darby O’Gill and the Little People” - Family movie, popcorn provided. Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave. (509) 523-3109.

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