The Projector: Movies opening Friday, July 22 


Boise Mountain Bike Film Festival—The second annual Mountain Bike Film Festival includes the movies Life Cycles, Pedal Driven and local films made by biking enthusiasts. Proceeds will be donated to Boise Bicycle Project and the Idaho Mountain Bike Trail Preservation Association. See Picks, Page 18. Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m. $12-$15, Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212.

Cable One Movie Night—Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or purchase some there), blankets and the entire family to watch a flick on an inflatable screen in the park every Friday night at dusk this summer. The movie this week is Despicable Me, rated PG. Friday, July 22. FREE, Settlers Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian,

Green Fire—A film about the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold, sponsored by the Society of American Foresters, Trout Unlimited, Idaho Conservation League, the Nature Conservancy and the Wilderness Society. Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. FREE. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

The Met Summer Encore: Don Carlo—Nicholas Hytner directs this performance of Verdi’s quintessential opera, starring Roberto Alagna, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Marina Poplavskaya. Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,

The Met Summer Encore: Tosca—The Met performs Puccini’s operatic thriller starring Karita Mattila in the title role, conducted by Joseph Colaneri. Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,

Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D—One-night event based on the popular video game, rated PG-13. Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,


Captain America: The First Avenger—Deemed too meek for the military, Steven Rogers signs on for a top secret government research project and becomes a superhero. (PG-13) Edwards 22, Edwards 9

Friends With Benefits—Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis find themselves falling for each other and violating the agreement they had to keep things strictly physical. (R) Edwards 22, Edwards 9

Queen to Play—Sandrine Bonnaire stars as a housekeeper in Corsica who has a newfound obsession for the game of chess and seeks the tutelage of expat Kevin Kline. See review, this page. (NR) The Flicks

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Captain America: The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits, and Queen to Play (Joueuse) are not showing in any theaters in the area.

Queen to Play (Joueuse)
Rated NR · 100 min. · 2011
Director: Caroline Bottaro
Writer: Caroline Bottaro
Cast: Jennifer Beals, Sandrine Bonnaire, Laurence Colussi, Maxime Delauney, Didier Ferrari, Alexandra Gentil, Dominic Gould, Kevin Kline, Valérie Lagrange and Daniel Martin
Friends With Benefits
Rated NR · 2011
Official Site:
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Harley Peyton and Keith Merryman
Producer: Liz Glotzer, Will Gluck and Martin Shafer
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rated PG-13 · 124 minutes · 2011
Official Site:
Director: Joe Johnston
Producer: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Joe Johnston, Nigel Gostelow, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and David Maisel
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci, Samuel Jackson, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Kenneth Choi, JJ Feild, Bruno Ricci, Lex Shrapnel, Michael Brandon, Martin Sherman and Natalie Dormer

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