Jan. 28 to Feb. 9: Wide Variety of Movies at Spokane International Film Festival

The festival will feature films from 24 countries, local independent films, special events, filmmakers forums and more. Other events on our calendar include a Poet Laureate reading in Seattle, Traveling Exhibit events in Clarkston and Speakers Bureau presentations throughout the state.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2013)

SPARK PICK

SpIFF_logoSPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival kicks off with an opening reception at the Bing Crosby Theatre  on Friday (Feb. 1) [Details]. The festival, which runs Feb. 1-10, will feature world-class films from 24 countries, budding independent films, filmmakers forums, special events and more. SpIFF is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

THURSDAY (Jan. 31)

SEATTLE – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken [Details].

SATURDAY (Feb. 2)

BRIER – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes [Details].

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival presents a filmmaker forum at The Magic Lantern [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Feb. 3-9, 2013)

TUESDAY (Feb. 5)

Janet Oakley

Janet Oakley

CLARKSTON – Speakers Bureau’s Janet Oakley, Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941 [Details]. This presentation is part of the Humanities Washington Traveling Exhibit Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression.

COLLEGE PLACE – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You [Details].

WATERVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail [Details].

SEATTLE – A here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour [Details]. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 6)

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

CENTRALIA – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

SAMMAMISH – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset [Details].

THURSDAY (Feb. 7)

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes [Details].

VANCOUVER – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details].

Ratna Roy

Ratna Roy

RICHLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Ratna Roy, Dance of the Atoms: Modern Physics Meets Eastern Mysticism [Details].

FRIDAY (Feb. 8)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details].

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival presents Animation for Grown-Ups [Details]. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (Feb. 9)

Kitt_Kittredge

A poster for Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl

CLARKSTON – A screening of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression [Details].

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival presents Animation for Everyone [Details]. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival Filmmakers Forum [Details]. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Closing Night and Awards Ceremony [Details]. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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