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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, June 10

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OPENING

Midnight in Paris--This is Woody Allen’s best effort in more than a decade, but that’s not saying a whole heckuva lot when you look at his last 10 movies in as many years. Here, Owen Wilson plays Allen’s latest alter ego, Gil. Wilson even has the Allen stammer down perfectly. Wilson is surrounded by Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and even France’s first lady, Carla Bruni. The real star of the film is the Paris. The City of Lights always looks great on film, but Allen has a little fun by jettisoning Gil back to pre-war Paris, with fun odes to the golden age of Dali, Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. (PG-13) Flicks

The First Grader--Based on a true story, this visually stunning film tells the story of an uneducated man in Kenya who wishes to enroll in a first-grade class to learn to read and write. (PG-13) Flicks

Super 8--J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up in this sci-fi movie about the mysterious disappearance of the citizens in a small Ohio town after a truck hits and derails a train. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Winter in Wartime--See review here. In Dutch with English subtitles. (R) Flicks

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Best of the i48 Film Festival--Check out the best of the best entries from this year’s i48 festival. Also, vote for your pick at video.boiseweekly.com starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Sunday, June 12, 7 p.m. $6. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.

Cable One Movie Night--Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or food vendors will be there), blankets and the entire family to watch a flick on an inflatable screen in the park every Friday at dusk this summer. The movie this week is Astro Boy, rated PG. Friday, June 10. FREE, Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, meridiancity.org/movienight.

i48 Film Festival--Check out the entries from this year’s i48 film festival during four different screenings, each of which consist of 10-13 short films made during the two-day festival. Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. $5 per screening. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicks.boise.com.

The Last Survivor--A documentary that follows the lives of genocide survivors from the Holocaust, Rwanda, the Congo and Darfur. Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, sub.boisestate.edu.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring--Check out the first installment of the trilogy. Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. $12.50. Boise Spectrum 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, regmovies.com.

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