“12 Years a Slave” - Oscar-nominated as Best Motion Picture of 2014. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Showings Friday at 7 and 9:30 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. (208) 885-7251.
“Thor: The Dark World” - Teen movie, rated PG-13. Friday, 4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Gozzer Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 469.
“Hannah Arendt” - Hosted by Jody Stewart-Strobelt, professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Eastern Washington University and Sally Winkle, Director of Women’s Studies. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $8/general, $5/students. (509) 235-8063.
Celebrating the Arts: Film Food, Wine and Visual Arts - Double features as part of the Northwest Bach Festival Film Classics.”A Matter of Taste – Serving up Paul Liebrandt” at 7 p.m., portrays one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world. Also, “Impromptu” at 9:15 p.m., tells the story of writer George Sand (Judy Davis) falling in love with Frederic Chopin (Hugh Grant), a relationship made more complicated by his poor health and complicated relationship with composer Franz Liszt (Julian Sands). Both films rated PG-13. Wednesday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free. (509) 363-5344.
“As the Palaces Burn” - One-night screening. A feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow the band Lamb of God and their fans throughout the world. However, during filming in 2012, the story took a dramatic turn when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, blamed for the death of a young fan two years earlier in the Czech Republic. What followed was a courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and onlookers on the edge of their seats. Two showings, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $8. (509) 209-2383.
“One Billion Rising” - Documentary and Dance - The United Nations estimates that more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. Come find out more and learn how you can take a stand against this gender-based violence. Watch a brief documentary at 3:30 pm. and then learn the dance to the song “Break the Chain.” Thursday, Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Room 1A. Free. (509) 747-8224, ext. 5057.
“Words of My Perfect Teacher” - Movie night with Lama Lakshey Zangpo Rinpoche. Mediterranean appetizers prepared by Sharo, host of “The Persia Hour” on KYRS, 6:30-7 p.m., and movie starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $20. (509) 235-8063.
“Girl Rising” - Directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard Robbins, the documentary follows nine girls in nine countries, as they overcome significant challenges to pursue education. Hosted by YWCA of Spokane and “She’s the First” Gonzaga University Chapter. Thursday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free.