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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Jan. 29


Special Screenings

After the Storm—A benefit screening for the After the Storm Foundation, which aids in the rehabilitation of New Orleans communities. Following the documentary, there will be a Q & A with director Hilla Medalia, executive producers John and Ed Priddy and author and Boise State professor Clay Morgan. Tue., Feb. 2, 7 p.m. $10 general adv., $5 students. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

Bold and Fresh Tour: O'Reilly and Beck—Popular in some circles, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has teamed up with Glenn Beck for what they say will be a "bold and fresh" discussion regarding the political and economic goings-on of worldly affairs. Airing live on Jan. 30 with an encore, rerun night on Feb. 2. Sat., Jan. 30, 6 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 2, 6 p.m. $9.50 adult, $7 seniors, $6.75 child. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700,

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen Encore—Endowed with more than four hours of drama, sex, violence and unruly behavior, George Bizet's opera Carmen airs on the big screen from a live performance captured at the MET. Wed., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. $9.50 adult, $7 seniors, $6.75 children. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700,

The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier Encore—Encapsulating love and drama in 18th century Vienna. Recorded live at the MET on Jan. 9, 2010. Wed., Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. $9.50 adult, $7 seniors, $6.75 child. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700,


Edge of Darkness—Mel Gibson attempts to resuscitate his career and public image in director Martin Campbell's (Casino Royale) dark thriller. Gibson plays Thomas Craven, a widowed Irish Boston cop whose daughter Emma (Bojana Novakovic) suddenly returns home. When Emma is murdered in front of him, Craven goes on rampage to find her killer. With the help of an oddly friendly, yet informative hitman (Ray Winstone), Craven discovers a world of corporate conspiracy and terrorism. Could Emma have gone from daddy's little girl to a national security threat? (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Looking for Palladin—Despite his lavish wealth, ex-A list actor Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara) works for pennies on the dollar as a short order cook in a small village in Guatemala. A Hollywood agent (David Moscow) ventures to Palladin's village to offer him a $1 million paycheck for a small film role. The tight-knit village, including Palladin's lover Rosario (Talia Shire) and genial boss (Vincent Pastore) give their thoughtful yet humorous advice to the ambivalent actor. Polish director Andrzej Krakowsi intertwines the stories of the witty thespian and wide-eyed young agent in an endearing and comical manner. (NR) Flicks

When in Rome—Successful, love-starved New York art curator Beth (Kristen Bell) ventures to Rome for her sister's wedding. In a desperate attempt to rejuvenate her love life, she takes coins from the fountain of love. An eccentric bunch of suitors including a clumsy painter, a street magician, a self-absorbed model and a sausage mogul follow her back to New York. Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Anjelica Huston also star in this romantic comedy, a loose remake of the 1954 film Three Coins in the Fountain. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22