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Oakland Film Festival to screen at Whitworth

Leonard Oakland is a teaching legend to many Whitworth University students. And even in his emeritus years, he has been the recipient of many accolades and honors.

One of the most public is an annual film event. This year's Leonard Oakland Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, with an additional event scheduled for Feb. 20, on the Whitworth campus. For specifics, clink on the above link.

Festival highlights, no surprise, involve movie screenings. At 7 p.m. Friday, documentary filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo will attend a showing of her recent documentary "Vanishing Borders." At 7 p.m. Saturday, a panel discussion will following a showing of the Paul Thomas Anderson film "Inherent Vice" (an adaptation of the novel by Thomas Pynchon). And at 3 p.m. Sunday, the Hungarian film "Son of Saul" will screen.

All events will be held in Whitworth's Robinson Teaching Theater. For other information, call (509) 777-1000.