May 9, 2014 in Features

Film events

 

Grandmother Margaret Cheyenne elder and storyteller Grandmother Margaret Behan, well known for her work with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council, brings teachings that give us courage to use our voices to tell a new story. She will speak on the importance of story in our cultural experience, and particularly in women’s experience. She will also share excerpts from her documentary film “The Ride Home.” In her healing work, Grandmother Margaret says, “I must share myself with everybody.” Friday, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-9191.

“Different Drummers” Fundraiser Showing to benefit Elevations, a nonprofit organization raising funds to grant children therapy services and/or equipment. Based on a true story about the spiritual journey and unlikely friendship of two boys growing up in Spokane in the 1960s. Saturday, 5 p.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $10. (509) 327-1050.

“Super Duper Alice Cooper” 2014 documentary tells the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each others’ souls. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $8. (509) 209-2383.

SFCC International Film Festival Spokane Falls Community College brings a diverse, intriguing selection of films to Spokane on Tuesday evenings. Introduced by SFCC faculty members, all films begin at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday: “Romeos” (German) A German tragicomedy, this is the brutal, but honest story of a 20-year-old transgender man who is transitioning from female to male. Introduced by film/English instructor Barbara Williamson. May 20: “Together with You” (China) A true story about an adolescent violin prodigy who competes in the cutthroat world of Chinese classical music. His father dreams of his success and goes to great lengths to ensure it. Introduced by social science instructor Ping Ping. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $4.50. (509) 533-3472.

“The Final Member” Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum – the world’s only penis museum. Over 40 years, the founder and curator has collected every specimen from every mammal except for one elusive penis needed to complete his collection: The Human Specimen. The film follows the curator’s incredible, sublimely comic, often shocking quest to complete his eccentric collection, and the two intrepid men who have raised their hands to be the first human donor. Rated R. 75 minutes. Thursday, 8 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $8. (509) 209-2383.


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