Bands of 208—Local filmmaker Clarke Howell chronicles the thriving music scene in Boise with this documentary about the bands of the 208 zip code. Treasure Valley acts Vagerfly, Scarf, Gorilla Thunder, Sword of a Bad Speller and more are featured in this three-part film. Wednesday, May 19, 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux, 113 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, www.neurolux.com.
A Snapshot of the Past—New documentary presented by locals Peppershock Media, tells the story of the world famous Hagerman Fossil Beds and the legendary Hagerman Horse, a unique species which dates back to 3.5 million years ago. Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. $6. Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com.
Letters to Juliet—Dear John’s Amanda Seyfried stars in this romantic comedy about an American’s journey to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet. When Seyfried begins to answer letters written to Romeo’s obsession, she gets entangled in the lifelong search for a long lost love. (PG) Flicks
Robin Hood—The Gladiator is back. Yet this time Russell Crowe stars as the legendary Robin Hood in his third pairing with director Ridley Scott. In 12th century England, Sir Robin Longstride (Crowe) must rescue his village from the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham (Matthew Macfayden) while wooing the widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
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) Flicks