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Lantern’s latest: foodies and fans of melodrama

The Magic Lantern Theater just keeps on churning out streaming choices. What with another chance to see "RBG," the 2018 Oscar-nominated documentary feature that played earlier in the theater proper, the Lantern will be offering streaming access on Friday to two new films.

One is for foodies, the other for fans of melodrama:

"Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy": This documentary focuses on the environmental activist and author who has spent her life developing her skills at preparing Mexican cuisine. Never too late to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

"Life Itself": Writer-director Dan Fogelman, creator of the network television show "This Is Us," tells a multi-generational story of people who over the years endure all the challenges that their lives have to offer. Make sure you have a hanky handy.

Remember, although you may be able to see these movies by other means ("Life Itself" is an Amazon Prime production), streaming through the links provided by the Lantern ensures that the theater gets half the fee.

That's an easy way to help support Spokane's treasure trove of alternative cinema and help it endure through these troubled times.