A German romantic comedy kicks off 11 days of international cinematic fun tonight. (Germans make romantic comedies?!) My Words, My Lies ... My Love has an interesting premise: boy gets girl by claiming, falsely, that he is the author of this great novel that hasn't been published yet. She just loves him so much, she figures — why not send it off to a publisher? And it becomes a bestseller! Just one snag: The actual author shows up. Will boy be able to hang onto his reputation and the girl?
Tonight at 7 pm at the AMC 20 in River Park Square (one of only two venues for SpIFF this year, the other being the Magic Lantern).
This is the first of two intense and SpIFFy weekends: From Friday at 5 pm until Saturday at 10 pm, there are 14 more sessions you can attend. In fact, nearly one-third of the Spokane International Film Festival takes place between now and late Saturday night — so get down to either the Magic Lantern (35 W. Main Ave.) or AMC (808 W. Main Ave.) to take in Danish comedians making fun of North Koreans, Japanese chefs goofing around at the South Pole, Congolese tuba players, German bad guys, Canadian rednecks and much more — all this weekend at the 13th annual SpIFF. Read our SpIFFy cover package.