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The Seventh Annual Leonard Oakland Film Festival
Saturdays Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7, 2015

Film Viewings and Events

Make plans to join us on the dates above for the seventh annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival. All showings are free of charge. This year’s 7 p.m. features will showcase an independent film at the Bing Crosby Theater in partnership with the Spokane International Film Festival, a documentary on forgiveness, and an international film. The late-night offerings will be two popular films from the 1980s.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
7 p.m., The Bing Crosby Theater (Downtown Spokane)
Film No. 1: Wildlike (2014)

Director: Frank Hall Green
A troubled but daring teenage girl is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska.After being forced to run, she finds herself lost, and with no one else to turn to she shadows a loner backpacker. Together, they cross the wilderness and find sanctuary in the last frontier.
*Tickets for this showing will be available at the Info Desk in the HUB at Whitworth the week prior to the show

10 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre (Whitworth University)
Late-Night Film No. 1: Unforgiven

Director: Clint Eastwood, 1992
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
7 p.m., The Robinson Teaching Theatre (Whitworth University)
Film No. 2: Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate (2011)

Director: Helen Whitney
There will be no late-night film this evening; this schedule change will allow for a full Q&A session with director Helen Whitney following the conclusion of her documentary. The first 90 minutes of a four-hour series developed for PBS, Whitney’s documentary provides an intimate look into the spontaneous outpouring of forgiveness.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
7 p.m., The Robinson Teaching Theatre (Whitworth University)
Film No. 3: Calvary

Director: John Michael McDonagh
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

7 p.m., The Robinson Teaching Theatre (Whitworth University)
Late-Night Film No. 3: The Princess Bride (1987)

Director: Rob Reiner
A classic fairy tale (as read by a kindly grandfather) with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and, yes, some kissing.