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Fri., May 16, 2014

“High Society” Honoring Spokane’s favorite son, Bing Crosby, with the 1956 remake of “The Philadelphia Story.” Starring three of the greatest singers of the last century, Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, the film also was the last screen appearance of Grace Kelly before her showbiz retirement to become Princess of Monaco (she even gets a chance to show off her singing talents). Free snacks will be served. Friday, 7 p.m., Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

SFCC International Film Festival Final film of the year in Spokane Falls Community College’s annual film festival. “Together with You” (China) is 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. Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $4.50. (509) 533-3472.

“Dryland” Documentary about a small town in the American West as it struggles for survival, fueled by ingenuity, heart and axle grease. Ritzville was one of the locations for the film, set in Adams County. “Dryland” is a portrait of rural America in transition through the eyes of a young man pursuing his dream. Set in Eastern Washington’s dryland wheat country, the film follows Josh and best friend Matt over 10 years as they pursue their passion for farming and quest for victory in the annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby. Showings are Thursday and May 23 at 8 p.m.; May 24 at 2 p.m. The filmmakers will be present during the Thursday and Friday screenings to spark conversation about the need to preserve family farms, while bridging gaps between urban and rural Americans. Cast members will be present at each screening. Ritz Theatre, 107 E. Main, Ritzville. (509) 659-1950.


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