“Drawn to the Wall V” Invitational exhibition features 28-minute video, “Jim Dine: A Self Portrait on the Walls,” Saturday and Oct. 5-12 (Saturdays). Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-6611.
“Blue Jasmine” Friday and Saturday. Written and directed by Woody Allen, starring Cate Blanchett. 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.
“Man of Steel” Friday-Sunday. This Superman saga follows the story of a young itinerant worker who is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. Open to the public. Shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. University of Idaho, Student Union Building Ballroom, Borah Theater, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-7251.
“Tarzan’s New York Adventure” The 1942 MGM release was the sixth of 12 Tarzan films made by Johnny Weissmuller and last family outing with Maureen O’Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield and Cheetah. Free snacks provided. Friday, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.
“Age of Champions” Story of five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. Sponsored by S.A.F.E. (Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington). 70 minutes. Two screenings, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 458-2509, ext. 502.
“The Way Way Back” Thursday-Sept. 28. A poignant coming-of-age comedy/drama. 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.
“Waiting for Superman” Educational documentary. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, America’s buckling public-education system, once the best in the world, is failing millions of children. Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy and Emily, whose stories make up the foundation of the film. As he follows a handful of promising kids through the system, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have – in reshaping the culture – refused to leave their students behind. Discussion to follow. Thursday, 6 p.m., The Book Parlor, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.
“Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” Film by Stephen Vittoria shows much of the journey that has made Mumia a controversial and charismatic figure and includes commentary from observers including Cornel West, Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and Alice Walker. The Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is sponsoring this screening, which will be followed by a Q-and-A session with Dr. Scott Finnie, associate professor of Africana education at Eastern Washington University. Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7/general, $5/students. (509) 209-2383.
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