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Lantern to screen three nights of special films

Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday are special movie nights at the Magic Lantern, Spokane's long-running arts theater.

As for tonight, the Lantern will bring back the Native American study "Neither Wolf nor Dog," which explores a tribal elder's attempts to aid a white writer in his efforts to write a book about the Lakota people. Screening time: 6:30.

On Tuesday, filmmaker Matt MCormick will introduce his 2012 experimental documentary "The Great Northwest," which tells the story of 3,200-mile road trip that four Seattle women took in 1958. As described by IMDB.com, the film "is a lyrical time- capsule that explores how the landscape, architecture, and culture of the Pacific Northwest has changed over the past fifty years." Screening time: 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, McCormick will return to introduce his 2017 film "Buzz One Four," which the filmmaker's own web site describes as "Crashed planes, lost nuclear bombs, and an Air Force cover-up: a filmmaker unpacks the secret history of how his grandfather nearly blew-up the eastern seaboard." Screening time: 7 p.m.

McCormick, by the way, is a Portland native who now works an assistant professor of integrated media and art at Gonzaga University. McCormick was the subject of a 2008 video, which can be seen in the embed below: