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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Feb. 26


Celine: Through the Eyes of the World—Celine Dion presents footage from her 2008-2009 world tour featuring dramatic edits from her live performances infused with a reality-show-esque flair highlighting the behind-the-scenes world of touring with family in tow. Sat., Feb. 27, 2 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 2 p.m. $15. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700,

Speaking in Tongues—The Bilingual Education Student Organization of Boise State presents a documentary put together by filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, tracing the growth of languages taught within public school systems. Fri., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,


A Prophet—Illiteracy rarely leads to success in crime. However, for prisoner Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) his lack of skills gets him involved with the Corsican mafia. Jacques Audiard's thriller about one man's rise to dominate the French crime syndicate won the Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Former convicts work as advisors and extras in this widely critically acclaimed film inspired by the director's shock at the conditions of a real life French penitentiary. In French with English subtitles. (R)

The Art of the Steal—Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on Philadelphia. One of the biggest heists of all time comes in the form of the real-life struggle between modern art coinsurers and the City of Brotherly Love. This documentary explores the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes who, in 1922, formed the Barnes Institute. Containing more than $25 billion worth of modern art, he established the institute five miles outside of Philadelphia in order to educate the public. Powerful players in the city now want to bring the art to the capital, against the literal will of Barnes. Will they succeed?

Cop Out—Bruce Willis takes time off from saving the world from asteroids and cyber terrorists to star with 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan in this buddy comedy from director Kevin Smith. Two cops (Willis and Morgan) attempt to track down a stolen vintage baseball card and in the process rescue a Spanish-speaking damsel in distress and tangle with money laundering gangsters. Think of it as Dragnet with a Rush Hour twist. (R)

The Crazies—Even though water from Warm Springs smells like sulfuric death, at least it won't make you crazy. In Breck Eisner's remake of the 1973 George Romero horror romp, a small town is poisoned by the water supply. This leads to homicidal mayhem of zombie-like proportions. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant, Live Free or Die Hard) and his wife (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) struggle to survive in a town where everyone, literally, has gone insane. (R)

Formosa Betrayed— to be confused with the choice brunch drink, Formosa Betrayed relates the true story of the murder of a Carnegie Mellon University professor in 1981. Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek stars as FBI agent Jake Kelly. Assigned overseas to investigate the death of the Taiwanese instructor, he unravels a world of governmental conspiracies and mafia ties. John Heard of CSI: Miami fame also stars in director Adam Kane's (Heroes) engaging thriller. (R)

That Evening Sun—Oscar-nominated actor Hal Holbrook in the award-winning tale of an elderly farmer's fight to win back his home. Abner Meecham (Holbrook) breaks free from assisted living and returns to his Tennessee homestead to find it sold by his son to the brutal and abusive Lonzo Choat (Ray McKinnon, The Blind Side). Tension simmers beneath the surface until it inevitably explodes into a volatile conclusion. (PG-13)

The Yellow Handkerchief—Bella Swan breaks free of her disturbing vampiric obsession long enough to portray a teenage runaway in this post-Hurricane-Katrina-Louisiana-based film. Kristen Stewart stars alongside a bristled William Hurt whose ex-convict character Brett Hanson attempts to reunite with lost love, May (Maria Bello, A History of Violence). Along the way he encounters fellow outcasts Stewart and the geeky Gordy (Eddie Redmayne, The Other Boleyn Girl). This independent drama is loosely based on a short story by journalism legend Pete Hamil. (PG-13)