Spokane GLBT Film Festival 15th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Film Festival. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday,1, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m., closing film. Riverpoint, EWU Auditorium, Phase I Classroom Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $10/person, $15/ couple. (509) 216-0366.
Homegrown Horror Film Festival Horror movies made by local filmmakers. Friday, 7 p.m., "Tiki" (R); 9 p.m., "Dead Season" (R). Saturday, 7 p.m., "The Absent" (R); 9 p.m., "The Crawling Brain" (R). Sunday, 2 p.m., "Alien Force" (G); 5 p.m., "Short Film Collection" (R). Details about each show at www.spokanestageleft.org. Stage Left 108 W. Third Ave. $5/show, $20/ weekend pass. (509) 838-9727.
Sandpoint Film Festival Features three blocks of shorts with more than 30 films. Block 1 is free and runs from noon-2 p.m. Tickets for Block 2 (3-5 p.m.) and Block 3 (6-8 p.m.) are $5 at the door. Saturday, Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $5. (208) 263-9191.
"Girl Rising" As part of International Day of the Girl events this month, Eastern Washington University Libraries and EWU Women's and Gender Studies will co-host a showing of the movie about nine girls from nine countries. A panel discussion follows. Sunday, 5 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 209-2383.
"A Fierce Green Fire" First exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from conservation to climate change. Discussion between segments with director Mark Kitchell. Monday, 5:30-8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 328-4220.
"China in Transition" Chinese Film and Lecture Series, presented by the Whitworth Department of History at 6:30 p.m., introduced and discussed by Anthony Clark, associate professor of Chinese history. Wednesday, Whitworth University, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-4874.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Part of the SpIFF Professor Film Series. An alternately playful and evocative meditation on love, memory and meaning, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, directed by Michael Gondry. The series features classic and contemporary films specially selected and presented by local professors. Participate in a Q-and-A session and learn more of the art and history of film. Hosted by Pete Porter of Eastern Washington University and director of SpIFF; presented by Friends of the Bing. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $7/ general, $2/with student ID. (509) 370-3449.
"Blood Brother" One-time screening of the Sundance Grand Jury and Audience Award-winning documentary. An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, an American graphic designer who stumbled upon an HIV orphanage in India and left all that he had to create a family with the kids. ThoughBraat never set out to be a humanitarian, his dedication proves genuine in this heart-wrenching film from Braat's best friend, director Steve Hoover. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $11. (509) 209-2383.
"Dirty Wars" Award-winning documentary follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill as he travels into remote areas of Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and elsewhere. Described as "part political thriller and part detective story," the film reveals secret wars conducted by the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The documentary offers insights into how and why the U.S. government has pursued foreign policies and strategies (such as drone strikes) considered illegal by many observers. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-8537.
"Way of Life" Teton Gravity Research Ski and Board film. Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263- 9191.
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