Special Events

Professor Series

Enjoy classic and contemporary films specially selected and presented by local professors. Participate in Q&A sessions and learn more of the art and history of film. Select Wednesdays, 7pm, at the Bing Crosby Theatre.

Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Avenue
Individual film tickets: $7 ($2 with valid Student ID)
Tickets are available at the Bing Crosby Theatre box office.
November 6
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry 2004) is an alternatively playful and evocative meditation on love, memory, and meaning.  Hosted by Pete Porter of Eastern Washington University and Director of SpIFF.

Films contain mature content.

SpIFF thanks The Inlander for their ongoing support.   

Past Shows:

September 18 
FARGO (Joel Coen, 1996) is a reinterpretation of film noir by the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. It is also a lucid look at character, especially in the person of Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance). Despite telling a tale of violent crime, it proceeds with typical Coen humor: dark, smart and irreverent to a fault. Co-hosted by Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender of Movies 101 on Spokane Public Radio. Sponsored by Spokane7.com
For more on FARGO head over to Dan Webster’s Blog “Dually Noted.” 
September 25 
PAN’S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro’s breakout film, is the story of a young girl, Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who lives both in the cruel adult world of Franco’s Spain in 1944 and her own fantasy world of the faun’s labyrinth. The child’s fantasy world is no escape but, like the adult world, is filled with danger and challenges to her character. The film speaks to the importance of our choices and actions, especially as they affect the innocent and respond to the need for self-sacrifice. The film is visually stunning and won multiple awards, including three Academy Awards (Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup), and was nominated for many others. What does this fantasy have to say to us about the “real” world and about who we are as moral agents? Gonzaga philosophy professors David Calhoun and Brian Clayton will offer comments and lead a discussion after the film. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Sponsored by the Faith and Reason Institute of Gonzaga University
October 16 
AMELIE (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) tells of an innocent and naive girl in Paris, who, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. An irresistible confection of a movie about love and destiny in the city of light. In French with English subtitles. Hosted by Leonard Oakland of Whitworth University. Trailer


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