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Every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. from April 16 to May 14, 2019

14th Annual Spokane Falls Community College Bigfoot International Film Festival

Garland Theater - 924 W. Garland Ave.

Admission for CCS/SFCC/SCC students and employees is FREE with college ID.For more information, contact SFCC Spanish instructor Gabriel Valenzuela at 509-533-3472 or

The Film Festival is sponsored by the Alliance, French Club, International Club, Japanese Club, and Spanish Club



April 16, 2019

Le Brio  |  France/Belgium   |  2017

Film poster for Le Brio

Le Brio, polished in a very Hollywood sense, is an inspirational teacher movie. A pre-law Arab girl from the projects is coached for the annual rhetoric competitions held in France’ by her racist white professor. While the film focuses on prejudices against immigrants, its emphasis is on the power of words and the art of winning an argument. With the typical French dry humor, the film does not miss the opportunity to teach the audience the importance of acceptance.

Not Rated
Runtime: 95 min
Language(s): French, Arabic
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Sponsor: French Club

April 23, 2019

Shoplifters  |  Japan  |  2018

Film poster for ShopliftersA family drama in classical Japanese style, Shoplifters is a study of family trauma and fear of poverty. The film tells the story of a group, banding together under the convenient flag of family, under the radar of the law, making the best of things from day to day by shoplifting. Warming social realism within the film explores the true meaning of family. The characters of this marginalized family, existing on the fringes of Japan, existed before the film started and will go on after it ends.

Rated R
Runtime: 121 min
Language(s): Japanese
Genre(s): Drama
Sponsor: Japanese Club

April 30, 2019

The Lunchbox   |  India  |  2013

The film poster for The LunchboxSet in Mumbai, the romantic plot revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service). In an age when instant messaging, email, and various social media have made communication easier and quicker, a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife exchange scribbled notes via a lunchbox. Imagine the life you live, when a short note of a few lines becomes your daily thrill. The film remains a very Indian tale in its delicacy and humor — especially in the way it sweeps its characters up in a vast social grid that includes over-crowded trains and traffic jams, industrious workers and complicated marriages.

Rated PG
Runtime: 104 min
Language(s): Hindi, English
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Sponsor: International Club

May 7, 2019

Handsome Devil   |  Ireland   |  2017

Film poster for Handsome DevilTwo underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school, one a social outcast and the other a star rugby player, eventually and unexpectedly bond. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys’ friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Music plays a central role and audiences hear an eclectic assortment of alternative bands that are cleverly referenced throughout the film. It’s a skillfully pitched drama that combines serious themes like sexuality and emerging teenage identity with a lively comic tone.

Runtime: 95 min
Language(s): English, Latin
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Sport
Sponsor: The Alliance Club

May 14, 2019

The Motorcycle Diaries  |  Argentina  |  2004

Film poster for The Motorcycle DiariesRiding an old 1939 battered motorcycle, Che Guevara and his friend Ernesto travel on a four month 8,000 km trip from Argentina to Peru. The film is an epic road movie with everything you’d want from such a film: laughs, kicks, adventures, pathos, poetry and natural beauty. The Motorcycle Diaries captures, with startling clarity and delicacy, Che’s youthful idealism and the gradual turning of his passion toward an unspecified form of radical commitment. Che Guevera is sadly best known today as a mysterious icon of guerilla warfare, a killer in a beret who became a Cuban revolutionist before being captured and executed by the U.S. CIA.

Rated R
Runtime: 126 min
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
Genre(s): Adventure, Biography, Drama
Sponsor: Spanish Club