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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Aug. 20

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Bad Writing--Documentary about creative writing by Vernon Lott. Post-screening discussion with the director. Saturday, Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m. $6.50. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

The Least of These--Documentary about federal detention of illegal immigrant families. The first in a series of screenings sponsored by the ACLU of Idaho. Followed by a discussion. Sunday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. $11. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

Movies Under the Stars--Outdoor screening of Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Lightning Thief. Blankets and camp chairs recommended. Saturday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, www.cityofboise.org/parks.

The Queen of the Sun--Documentary about the global bee crisis sponsored by the Treasure Valley Food Coalition. Thursday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

OPENING

The Girl who Played with Fire--Sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, in which expert hacker and heroine Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is framed for the murder of two journalists as part of a larger conspiracy. In Swedish with English subtitles. Read our review here. (R) Flicks

Lottery Ticket--A young man living in the projects wins $370 million in the lottery, money that his neighbors and friends all have plans for. (PG-13) Edwards 22

Piranha--An underwater tremor releases prehistoric man-eating fish into a lake at a resort. But Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd and Jerry O’Connell ain’t going down without a fight. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Solitary Man--Michael Douglas stars as a disgraced businessman whose appetites prevent him from rebuilding his personal life. (R) Flicks

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