“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. Friday, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.
“Pacific Rim” As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures rages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. Rated PG-13. Movie for teens with popcorn and soda included. Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-2315, ext. 426.
“Girl Rising” Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, this documentary follows nine girls in nine countries, including Haiti, Ethiopia, India and Peru, as they overcome significant challenges to pursue education. Monday, 1 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, (509) 533-4113. Tuesday, 1 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, second floor, Learning Resources Center, Bldg. 16, 1810 N. Greene St., (509) 533-4113. Wednesday, 1 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 107, Cheney, (509) 359-2898. Free; donations will be accepted at the SCC and SFCC showings for the nonprofit organization 10x10 Fund for Girls’ Education, which has been established by the filmmakers.
“China in Transition” Through Nov. 6. Chinese Film and Lecture Series. The Whitworth Department of History presents four Chinese films, one each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., introduced and discussed by Anthony Clark, associate professor of Chinese history. Whitworth University, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111, l300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-4874.
A Force More Powerful: Episode 1” In the 1960s, Gandhi’s nonviolent weapons were taken up by black college students in Nashville, Tenn. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashville’s downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire civil rights movement. In India in the 1930s after Gandhi returned from South Africa, he and his followers adopted a strategy of refusing to cooperate with British rule. Through civil disobedience and boycotts, they successfully loosened their oppressors’ grip on power and set India on a path to freedom. In 1985, a young South African named Mkhuseli Jack led a movement against the legalized discrimination known as apartheid. Liz Moore, director of Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, will lead the discussion following the film. Presented by EWU Women’s Studies Center. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 107, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2898.
“The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” Facilitated by Laura Brunell, associate professor and chair of political science at Gonzaga University. Thursday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7/general, $5/students. (509) 209-2383.
Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride” Taking ski fans to the world’s most exotic destinations, including Kazakhstan and Iceland, the film reveals legendary lines with Ted Ligety, Seth Westcott, Julia Mancuso and many more, taking viewers on the ride of a lifetime. Two showings, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.