Crude—In association with Treasure Valley Community Television, the Flicks presents Crude, a documentary that follows a class-action lawsuit filed by Ecuadorians against Texaco—now Chevron—for their ruthless polluting of the Amazon forests. A discussion, led by a panel of local experts, follows the screening. Sun., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. $11. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, www.theflicks.boise.com.
Brothers—In Brothers, the star-studded cast—which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire—portrays how the victims of war aren't always those fighting it. When her husband Sam (Maguire) goes missing in action in Afghanistan, Grace (Portman) turns to his younger brother Tommy (Gyllenhaal) for comfort. When Sam returns home, what he sees happening between Tommy and Grace and what is really happening between them may not be the same thing. (R) Edwards 9
The Damned United—The Damned United is the story of how, in 1973, Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) took the reigns of the Leeds United football (soccer to us Americans) team from his rival, the much loved football coach Don Revie (Colm Meany). Driven by a desire to best Revie, Clough rubbed everyone the wrong way, especially the players who he would no longer let play dirty—even if it meant they might not win. (R) Flicks
Everybody's Fine—When a widower (Robert De Niro) gets dissed by his busy kids for the holidays (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell), he takes a road trip to visit them. What he observes about their real lives is less than perfect, but all the more human. (PG-13) Edwards 9
La Danse—La Danse: Le ballet de l'Opera de Paris is an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Paris Opera Ballet, showing the immense amount of work it takes to produce just one dance. In this film, director Frederick Wiseman documents the seemingly insurmountable task of producing seven. (NR) Flicks