May 9, 2013 in Features, Seven
“Impossible” In 2004, a devastating tsunami hit Southeast Asia. The Boxing Day tsunami was a natural disaster of incomparable power and unspeakable loss. This film depicts the many emotions and horrors brought from such tragedy by focusing on the true life story of a vacationing family who survived the onslaught. This is the amazing story of one family’s journey. Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Global Cinema Cafe series. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.
48 Hour Film Festival Young filmmakers will show off their skills at creating a short film in only 48 hours. Sponsored by STCU. Saturday, 7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $5. (208) 457-8950.
50 Hour Slam Saturday. Screenings of the annual film festival finalists. Event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a screening of the 2012 finalist and will be followed by poetry performances. The 2013 finalist films will be screened beginning at 7:30 p.m. Event includes live performances by Cathedral Pearls and Flying Spiders. Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave., and Saranac Public House, 21 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 209-2383.
“A Sea Change” The film follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this sea change bodes for humankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Thursday, 4-6 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.
“Seabiscuit” Inspirational, award-winning (seven Oscar nominations), true-life account of the horse and those who owned, trained, rode and cheered for him during the darkest days of the Depression. Free snacks provided. May 17, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.