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Make plans to join us on three Saturdays for the seventh annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival. All showings are free of charge. This year’s 7 p.m. features will showcase the short-film work of Whitworth alumni, a documentary on forgiveness, and an international film. The late-night offerings will be two popular films from the late 1980s and early ‘90s.

Schedule | Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
7 p.m.: The Bing Crosby Theater in partnership with the Spokane International Film Festival
Film No. 1: Wildlike (2014)
Mackenzie, troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. After being forced to run, Mackenzie finds herself lost and with no one else to turn to, so she shadows a backpacking loner. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.

10 p.m., R.T.T.
Late-Night Film No. 1: Unforgiven (1982)
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre
Film No. 2: Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate (2011)
There will be no late-night film; this allows for a full Q&A session with Helen Whitney following the conclusion of her documentary. Whitney's documentary, the first 90 minutes of a four-hour series developed for PBS, provides an intimate look into the spontaneous outpouring of forgiveness.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre
Film No. 3: Calvary (2014)
After he's threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces that are closing in around him.

10 p.m., R.T.T.
Late-Night Film No. 2: The Princess Bride (1987)
A classic fairy tale, as read by a kindly grandfather, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and, yes, some kissing.


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