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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 …


‘Augustus’

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 …


The Verve: Sherrill sees life through her lens

Kendra Ann Sherrill, 17, will graduate from Central Valley High School on Saturday. In September, she plans to attend Eastern Washington University. She will be in the school’s honors program, …


A MOVING STORY

Kendra Ann Sherrill, 17, will be graduating from Central Valley High School in a matter of days. In September, she will enroll at Eastern Washington University. She will be in …


Spotlight: ‘River Sorrow’ set to hit Cannes

Spokane will be represented at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera on Monday. That’s the day that “The River Sorrow,” filmed in Spokane by North by Northwest, will …


Front Porch: Film society is draw for local talent

It’s not every day that you sit down to lunch with a couple of screenwriters, a 12-year-old piano prodigy and a special effects/makeup artist, but that’s what I did recently. …


Spotlight: ‘Thunderballs’ right up alley for North by Northwest

North by Northwest has just signed a contract to film a sitcom pilot in Spokane titled “Thunderballs” for the cable TV channel Spike. It’s about three 30-something guys on a …


Report: Keep incentive for movie, TV shoots

A report that recommends Washington renew a four-year-old program that supports movie, television and commercial production was forwarded to lawmakers today by the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee.


UFO Phil sighting at Magic Lantern

UFO Phil’s voice takes a conspiratorial tone. “Can you keep a secret?” he near-whispers.


Spokane film festival expands horizons

Pete Porter is high on this year’s version of the Spokane International Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday night at AMC’s River Park Square Theatres. “I think this lineup is, …


Filmmaker details worldwide water woes

There’s a problem with a liquid shortage that affects everyone in the world. And we’re not talking about oil.