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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, April 8



Arthur--This remake of the 1981 comedy, starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli, revisits the same storyline; rich, New York alcoholic (Russell Brand) and his ever-watchful butler played by academy award winner Helen Mirren. See what happens when Arthur is threatened with being cutoff. (PG-13) Edwards 9

Your Highness--This comedy with elements of fantasy, join the likes of James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, as they try to save their land and make the world right again from evil creatures and protective knights. Think Robin Hood with a lot less tact. (R) Edwards 9

Born to Be Wild 3D--Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this epic documentary follows the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants. Primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas and elephant authority Daphne Sheldrick rescue and transport these animals in the rainforests of Borneo, preparing them for a life in the wild. (G) Edwards 22

Soul Surfer--Inspired by a true story, this film depicts the struggle faced by teen surfer Bethany Hamilton after she was severely injured by a shark attack, losing her arm, and the courageous journey that lead her back to competitive surfing. (PG) Flicks

Desert Flower--This remarkable rags-to-riches story follows the true life encounter that lead a teenage, Somalian refugee from homelessness in London, to a career as a high-fashion supermodel. Fashion photographer, Terry Donaldson discovered Waris Dirie at a burger joint and her life was never the same again. (R) Flicks


Alberta Tar Sands and Highway 12 Megaloads--Advocates for the West, Idaho Rivers United and the Sierra Club present this special screening about the massive tar sands project in Canada and the connection between it and the transportation of mega loads through North Idaho. Sunday, April 10, 7 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

Lunafest--Reel Women of the West presents 10 short films by, for and about women. Boise State professor Ginna Husting will host a Q&A discussion afterward. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research and Reel Women of the West. Saturday, April 9, 12:30-2:50 p.m. $10. Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

Red Bull Rampage 2010--Special screening and fundraiser featuring some crazy footage of downhill mountain biking. There will be a raffles and a raffle ticket is included in the price of admission. Proceeds benefit the Eagle Bike Park. Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. $10. Northgate Reel Theatre, 6950 W. State St., Boise, 208-377-2620,

The Room: Film Screening--Laugh, cry, dance, scream and yell along with the characters and the crowd during the special screening of this cult classic film. Wednesday, April 6, 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Telluride Film Festival--Join the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation for an evening of films dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences in regard to preserving wilderness culture and environments. Sockeye Brewery will be serving up suds during the show. Tickets are available at or in person at Idaho Mountain Touring, Sierra Trading Post and REI, or at the Egyptian Theatre box office after 5 p.m. that day. See for more. Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m. $10-$12. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

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