Edmonds Diversity Film Series: The fourth season continues with a virtual screening of “I Learn America” at 4 p.m. May 16 via Zoom. Free. The 2013 film follows five immigrant teenagers at International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn as they strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land. In the documentary, these students share their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives as they “learn America.” More at www.diversity.edmondswa.gov.
Whidbey Island Film Festival: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, will be screening the Whidbey Island Film Festival’s “Legends” May 20-23. Festival passes are $135-$150. It’s a four-day celebration of Hollywood icons in career-defining roles. The festival includes screenings of cinematic favorites, lectures, guest speakers and special events. Call 360-221-8262 or go to www.wicaonline.org.
LUNAFEST: Girls on the Run of Snohomish County is hosting a virtual LUNAFEST film festival on May 21. The event features films directed by and about women. There are four films with a total running time of about 65 minutes: “Knocking Down the Fences,” “Overexposed,” “Connection” and “Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business.” A special interview with filmmaker Meg Shutzer and pro softball player and Gold Glove winner AJ Andrews from the film “Knocking Down the Fences” will run after the screenings. Tickets are $15-$25. More at www.lunafest.org/screenings.
The Banff Film Festival: Historic Everett Theatre presents 2020’s virtual Banff Film Festival, an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports and the environment. There are two film programs (each two hours long) available for streaming via Now! — Amber and Onyx. Tickets are $15 for one, or $28 for both programs. You have three days to watch one program; 14 days if you sign up for both. The festival is streamable through Oct. 21. Register at filmfest.banffcentre.ca/?campaign=WT-152515. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.
Blue Oyster Cult’s “True Confessions”: In celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Agents of Fortune,” Blue Oyster Cult performed the album in its entirety at a show at Red Studios in Hollywood in 2016. The performance was recorded by an army of cameramen for a DirectTV special. Now you watch it (and dance to it!) 7 p.m. July 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $60-$70. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.
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