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Events happening on ISU’s campus

October 11, 2018

Bob Devine

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” is the feature this weekend at the Bengal Theater in the ISU Pond Student Union. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time to save humanity after a mission gone wrong. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

ISU Jazz will present “New Orleans and other Joyful Tunes” this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Chamber Jazz Ensemble and the Big Band. Tickets can be purchased at the event and run $8 for adults, $6 for ISU staff, $4 for pre-college students, and free for ISU students with valid Bengal ID. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

Heartland Film Festival winner, “Leave No Trace” will be shown this Sunday, October 14, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. “One of the best films of 2018,” writes the Atlantic Monthly of this story about a former military man and his 13-year-old daughter living off the grid in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon. When discovered, both are put into social services, where each must come to terms with what they want out of life. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/leave.

Looking ahead to next week, an exclusive screening of “Sharing the Rough” will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, a film that documents the passion it takes to bring a colored gemstone from deep within an African mine and transform it into an heirloom. Proceeds from the screening will support The Devon Foundation (http://devonfoundation.com/), a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to bring Gemology and Lapidary education to gem mining communities in Africa, as well as providing school lunch programs to its students. Admission is $5 for the general public, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

Also, Sundance Film Festival winner, “Three Identical Strangers” will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 & 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, telling the fascinating “truth is stranger than fiction” tale of three young men who were all adopted to different families and end up meeting each other by chance and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. As they rejoice in their improbable discovery, they begin to learn about the why and how of their separation and it leads to as many questions as answers. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/three.

Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society. If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at devirobe@isu.edu.

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