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Friday will offer a long evening of short films

Expect a full house to hit the Magic Lantern on Friday. The movie fans will be there at 8:30 p.m. to see the work of the filmmakers who participated in the most recent ReelSpokane compilation, which describes itself as “a community orientated spinoff of FAVES (Film and Video Enthusiasts of Spokane) that focuses on the collection of locally developed film projects and works to present them to as broad an audience as possible.”

Included in this year's screening are 21 short films. Admission to the event, which is sponsored by FAVES and the Spokane International Film Festival, is $8.

The Lantern is, otherwise, holding a regular week of scheduled films. It opens the French-language, Palme d'Or winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” and continues with “Enough Said” (over the weekend only), the Italian-language “La Grande Belleza,” the American independent “All Is Lost,” the Saudi Arabian “Wadjda” and the American independent “Kill Your Darlings.”

Friday night, though, should be crazy. Might be fun to check it out, though. It's not often that you can say that about a Spokane film event.

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