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Film events

Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

“Wish Me Away” Documentary gives an intimate look at Chely Wright, the first county music star to come out as gay. She will be present at the film screening and will have a Q-and-A and book signing after the screening. Reception at 5:30 p.m., documentary screening at 6 p.m., Q-and-A and book signing to follow. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Riverpoint Campus Phase One Building, Room 122, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Free. (509) 359-7870.

Banff Radical Reels Tour Showing nine adrenaline-packed films with nail-biting speed climbing, stomach-turning kayaking drops and epic big mountain ski and snowboard descents. The tour is an offshoot of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Friday, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12/advance, $15/door. (208) 263-9191. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.

“American Winter” Documentary feature film follows the stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. After the film, actions will be discussed to address the issues identified in the film. Proceeds will benefit Spokane’s Operation Healthy Family. Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (208) 329-8276.

Tournees French Film Festival 2013 The fourth annual event put on by the University of Idaho and Washington State University language departments. Showing “Les Emotifs Anonymes (Romantics Anonymous),” in French with English subtitles. Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $4. (208) 882-8537.

“McConkey” Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of free-skiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Yogawoman” Through rich personal stories, the film reveals how yoga has transformed the lives of thousands of modern women, from the buzzing streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya. Part of the Food for Thought film series. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

“Amelie” Part of the SpIFF Professor Film Series. Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris, who, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way discovers love. Hosted by Leonard Oakland of Whitworth University, presented by Friends of the Bing. Q-and-A session will follow the film. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $7/general, $2/with student ID. (509) 370-3449.

“From Spokane with Love” Shahrokh Nikfar and the Peace & Justice Action League invite you to the world premiere of this heartwarming, entertaining and informative movie about a friendship delegation from Spokane that went to Iran to try to bring their two peoples together. Reception at 7 p.m. with finger foods handmade by Shahrokh Nikfar. Proceeds benefit PJALS. Visit Thursday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $20. (509) 838-7870.

“China Cry” This fact-based 1990 film tells the story of a woman’s persecution by the Communist Chinese authorities because of her Christian beliefs. Free snacks provided. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.


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