Idaho's Forgotten War-The world premiere film screening of Sonya Rosario's documentary film about the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and Amy Trice, who on September 20, 1974 declared the last official American Indian war on the U.S. Government, and was the only woman to do so in the country's history. Drumming and singing starts at 6:30 p.m., opening prayer and film introduction at 7 p.m., film starts at 7:15 p.m. Following the film is a panel discussion featuring Alice Trice and other female tribe leaders. Post screening reception with Trice and other tribal leaders is Friday, March 19, 5-7 p.m. at the Modern Hotel (1314 W. Grove St.) Thu., March 18, 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, union.boisestate.edu.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers-Treasure Valley Community Television and The Flicks join forces to bring an exclusive showing of this 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary. Daniel Ellsberg is the guy who decided that the government shouldn't be able to get away with lying to the public. With the help of his teenage kids, Ellsberg copied and then leaked a 7,000-page secret report, which detailed the United States government's conduct in the Vietnam War and its attempt to conceal said involvement. Following the film, local experts, including Todd Shallat from the Center for Idaho History and Politics at Boise State and the Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey, will lead a discussion of the circumstances surrounding Ellsberg's decision that ended his government career and led to a life of activism. Sunday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., $11, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.
The Bounty Hunter-Not many criminals look like Jennifer Aniston. In this comedy by Hitch director Andy Tennant, Aniston stars as Nicole, a bail jumping ex-wife of rugged bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler). Car chases, handcuffs and taser guns pepper Nicole's attempt to escape Milo's clutches. A dash of sexual innuendo and police conspiracy makes this film a unique romantic romp. (PG-13)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Middle school is hell. Such is the experience of Greg (Zachary Gordon) and his band of nerdish pals as they trudge their way through seventh grade. Based on the book by Jeff Kinney, Greg tells his story through his journal and drawings. Battling his older brother, the cool kids, his embarrassing mother and the horror of gym class are only a few of the obstacles Greg must face. Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn also star. (PG)
Hubble 3D-This isn't your childhood telescope. Toni Myers'(Space Station 3D) film explores the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope and the 2008 challenging mission to save it. Witness the astronaut's repairs and see the grandeur of space in the 3D adventure narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. (G)
Killing Jar-Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson on Lost) gets off the island long enough to portray a down and out salesman in Mark Young's thriller. Seven people are passing time in a deserted diner when the mysterious Doe (Michael Madsen) walks in. Having just heard about a family's murder in a nearby county, everyone begins to suspect the ill tempered stranger. This leads to a dangerous hostage situation in which everyone is a suspect. Jake Busey and Danny Trejo also star. (R)
Repo Men-In the future, your heart can become repossessed. Jude Law stars as Lemy, a repo man for the artificial organ producing company, The Union. When an accident causes Lemy to receive a new heart, he struggles to make payments on his artificial ticker. Union executive Frank (Liev Schreiber) sends Lemy's best friend and partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) to do the dirty deed of repossession. Lemy and his wife (Carice Van Houten) go on the run, fighting the Union and fighting for the right to survive. (R)
The Runaways-Kristen Stewart stars as Joan Jett in the true story of the rise of 1970s rocker grrrl group, The Runaways. The band later went on to skyrocket the careers of Jett, Lita Ford and the Bangles, leading the way for female rock groups. Dakota Fanning portrays sex kitten vocalist Cherie Currie and Obsessed's Scout Taylor-Compton plays British pop-metal starlet Ford. (R)
Season of the Witch-Nicolas Cage attempts to outshine 2006's supernatural disaster The Wicker Man with this thriller by director Dominic Sena (Gone in 60 Seconds). Cage is Lavey, a 14th century Crusader assigned to stop a young witch's reign of terror over Black Plague ridden Europe. Buddied up with Hellboy's Ron Pearlman, knights and a priest, Lavey's struggles to stay alive as the witch wreaks havoc over her captors. (PG-13)
Soundtrack for a Revolution-In the 1960s, the American civil rights movement changed the course of history. However, it was the music that inspired the call for equality. Film clips and interviews mesh with music by Richie Havens, Harry Belafonte, John Legend, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Roots and others. Directed by two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, this documentary won awards at both the Vancouver and Chicago Film Festivals. See it at The Flicks in a limited run from March 19-25. (NR)