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Woody Harrelson goes live from London

Woody Harrelson plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called “Lost In London LIVE,” which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 U.S. …

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …

Kodak says it’s bringing back Ektachrome film, and photographers everywhere smile

Kodak Alaris will revive Ektachrome 35mm film later this year. Kodak stopped making many of its film brands as digital photography took over. Two decades ago Eastman Kodak was selling …

‘Sully’ lands on demand, while del Toro goes hunting for trolls on Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

Pearl Harbor on the big screen

Seven films about the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, a list that ranges from classics to comedy.

Spokane filmmaker’s ‘Night of the Witch’ project pays tribute to ’80s horror genre

As Heath Ledger’s Joker once said, “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” Unfortunately, for the cast and crew of “Night of the Witch,” an indie horror-comedy …

100 years ago in the region: Movies, music used to quell labor unrest in logging camps

The region’s lumberjacks were about to get a modern upgrade in logging camp life: movies and music.

100 years ago in Spokane: Censorship battle over racist film heats up

From our archives, 100 years ago The censorship battle over the D.W. Griffith film, “The Birth of a Nation,” was now being fought in court. The Auditorium Theatre manager filed …

‘Finding Dory’ breaks record for opening of animated film

“Finding Dory” is officially the record holder for top animated opening of all time in North American theaters, unseating “Shrek The Third.”

100 years ago in Spokane: For a good road trip, look no farther than Spokane County, columnist says

From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist in the Auto section of the paper made a bold prediction: “About 200 years from now, this Northwest lake country will …

100 years ago in Spokane: City to consider banning ‘The Birth of a Nation’ under new censorship law

From our archives, 100 years ago The “race prejudice” clause in the city’s new censorship ordinance was about to get its first test.

Durant’s mother, the ‘Real MVP,’ subject of Lifetime movie

With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son Kevin Durant, Wanda Pratt’s life changed forever: “You the real MVP.” Nnw she’s the subject of a movie of a Lifetime …

Kobe Bryant’s animated short gets assist from John Williams

Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem to basketball is getting the short film treatment with some high profile talent behind it.

Channing Tatum is bringing his ‘Magic Mike’ act to Las Vegas

Channing Tatum is bringing his “Magic Mike” act to Las Vegas. The 36-year-old actor has announced that he’s directing “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas.” It’s billed as a live male …

Haggard’s life is certainly biopic-worthy

The death of Merle Haggard last week marked the end of an era, or at least a piece of an era. At a moment when singers were beginning to use …

100 years ago in Spokane: Tribal members sought for acting roles

From our archives, 100 years ago Members of the Spokane Tribe were in high demand for both stage and screen – at least for one day.

100 years ago in Spokane: Former mayor who supports prohibition receives death threats

Former Spokane Mayor W.J. Hindley, now a minister in Winnipeg, received two death threats in the mail. The Rev. Hindley was an outspoken advocate of prohibition. One of the anonymous …

100 years ago in Spokane: Movie theater owners promise to avoid “immoral pictures”

Spokane’s movie theater owners held a meeting with city commissioner F.K. McBroom in an attempt to head off a threatened moving picture censorship ordinance.

Gallery glance: “The Vatican Museums”

Ultra HD cameras record Vatican art collection.

Children’s film festival shares tales of exploration

The Seattle Children’s Film Festival is taking a road trip. A “best of” collection of live and animated short films from the 2015 festival will be screened twice at the …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s critic had trouble explaining his reaction to the new film, “Hypocrites,” which was drawing crowds at the Casino Theater.

Film captures farming culture

The painted “Welcome” sign outside Lind, Washington, prominently displays a memorable message: “Drop In – Mt. St. Helens Did!” It intrigued Portland filmmakers Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm enough to …


Among the unassuming flier on a downtown Spokane bulletin board, a bright yellow piece of paper stands out from the others. The big, blocky font at the top reads, “Missing: …

Common bonds

As many men age, they realize something is missing in life. Often this epiphany is sparked by a collapsing marriage, unfulfilling career or shortage of friends. Perhaps the children are …

Warren Miller’s latest film offers global perspective

At one point during Warren Miller’s 64th annual ski movie, “Ticket To Ride,” an older man watches young professional skiers soaring down the steep, snow-covered peaks rising above him north …

Must-see Spokane-produced films

We asked two local film buffs: What movies made in Spokane should all Spokanites watch? Here are their responses.

Local artists put their spin on SpIFF

As part of this year’s Spokane International Film Festival, organizers asked local graphic designers to create posters for 25 films. Those posters will be displayed from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. …

Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased …

Local filmmakers take spotlight at ReelSpokane

As venues for music and art come and go, local filmmaking has continued to thrive. Long-standing institutions such as North by Northwest Productions and the annual Spokane International Film Festival …

Filmmaking teens shooting for audience’s self-revelation

Chris Hulsizer, 17, David Kershinar, 18, and Michael Graves, 18, are an indie filmmaking trio: three buddies motivated to share their thoughts, emotions and dark humor with others. The creative …