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Do fall’s big film festivals still matter?

Bong Joon Ho’s twisty thriller “Parasite” premiered at Cannes last year, winning the Palme d’Or, before heading to the Telluride Film Festival and then Toronto, where the ticket line snaked around the Ryerson Theatre, the air thick with the smell of pot and the kind of heady anticipation that draws movie lovers to festivals.

‘I Am Greta’ gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, is seeking to remind a world consumed with the coronavirus crisis that the climate crisis is just as urgent and isn’t going away

Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour wades into variety of waters

Catching fish is a challenge this time of year for fly fishers, but catching some action is as easy as buying a ticket for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. All or edited portions of nine films are featured in the 2014 version of the annual fly flick road show coming to the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 4, the 11th day of a tour that started in Denver and has been booked in 160 cities. This year’s offerings include a mix of humor, adventure, travel, wild times and lots of hookups with the freshwater and saltwater fish of your dreams.

Backcountry Film Festival coming to Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

The annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, sponsored by several  local outdoor groups.  All or portions of 10 films tapped by the Alliance committee will be screened:

Education Notebook: DECA honors student duo

Ferris High School senior Jessica Pollock and junior Sheridan Delzer were recently named National DECA Chapter Award Project Winners at the ICDC Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The Ferris DECA duo presented their project, which included a 90-page portfolio documenting the Ferris DECA Chapter’s membership, its community service, social events and public promotions events for the 2012-13 year, at the three-day competition last month. The girls also made a presentation, sharing the three most important activities of the year that exemplify Ferris DECA.

Film festival boosts Idaho wilderness

A group that invests money and muscle into improving iconic Idaho wilderness areas is bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Spokane this week. The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is presenting a selection of the 2012 Colorado festival’s winning outdoors-related films on Wednesday, at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague.

Whitworth film festival honors Leonard Oakland

Leonard Oakland speaks with a passion that makes the cafe table he’s sitting at wobble and dance. He has taught English at Whitworth University for 46 years, yet it’s his passion for film that’s the topic on this Monday morning. “I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian tradition that said movies were wrong and sinful,” Oakland said.

Spotlight: Banff Film Festival visits North Idaho

If you missed the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Spokane in November, you have a couple of chances to catch it in the Idaho Panhandle. The festival will be screened at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Then it comes to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28. Tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door.

Spotlight: Revolutionary show set for Bing on Saturday

Area children can take a trip back to the Revolutionary War era on Saturday at the next KPBX Kids’ Concert. “Music From the Revolutionary War” will feature Robbin’s Rebels, a Spokane fife and drums corps, vocalist Tim Westerhaus and Jim Tevenan, who will do double duty as pianist and event host.

Spotlight: SpIFFys are in, topped by Wang’s ‘In the Family’

The results are in. The recently concluded Spokane International Film Festival has announced its juried awards, the SpIFFys. In the feature film category, “In the Family,” from writer-director-star Patrick Wang and featuring Spokane Valley actor Trevor St. John, won this year’s Gold SpIFFy. The Silver SpIFFy went to “Sandman,” from director Peter Luisi.

Crosby film festival Saturday

The sixth annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival is Saturday at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. The nonprofit Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater presents the daylong event every December as a gift to the community and to celebrate the season, said the group’s president Bill Stimson. And, of course, the highlight of the festival is the showing of Crosby’s 1954 film “White Christmas.”

Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

“White Christmas,” “Holiday Inn” and “Going My Way” will return to the big screen Saturday for the Sixth Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. The event, sponsored by Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater, also will feature a performance at 7 p.m. by Howard Crosby, Bing Crosby’s nephew. Crosby’s Oscar he won for “Going My Way” will be on display in the lobby. “White Christmas” kicks off things at noon, followed by “Holiday Inn” at 2:30, “Going My Way” at 4:30 and an encore of “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. For information, call (509) 993-1732.

Banff films bring extreme outdoor pursuits to Spokane’s big screen

Adventure, humor, awareness and awe, plus a   good dose of pucker factor, are coming to   Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The cream of the crop from the 31st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be traveling from Alberta to The Bing Crosby Theater Friday through Sunday.