Award winning movie, “If I Have Wings” will be shown this Thursday, May 21, at 6 and 8 p.m. at ISU’s Bengal Theater. Admission is free for this insightful Canadian Film Award winner, where a blind teen dreams of running for his high school’s cross-country track team and must make an alliance with a school troublemaker to achieve his goal. (Rated PG) All are welcome to attend. Donations are appreciated but not required. For more information and trailer, go to

FORT HALL — Rene Haynes Casting is seeking Shoshone men interesting in acting for a role in the HBO mini-series, “Lewis and Clark.”

The role is that of Cameahwait, a male, age 30, the time is around 1805, and he is a Shoshone chief. He is described as a young man who is clearly a chief. He has a fierce face, but his body is very thin.

Those trying out for the role must be able to ride well. He is the older brother of Sacagawea. Please note — this role will be performed in the Shoshone language, and individuals with long hair are sought.

Interested parties will be asked to send in an audition tape. Please send your contact information no later than May 20 to Taping instructions will then be sent to you.

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This June, the Pocatello Film Society will turn 250. This is not counted in years, of course, but in the number of movies the eight year old organization has shown. And yet when “McFarland, USA” flashes across the big screen on June 11 and 12 during Family Movie Days at ISU, it will be just another day at the movies for the non-profit association, which is hosted by the Idaho Progressive Student Alliance at Idaho State University’s Bengal Theater. The aim of the organization is to serve the Pocatello community and Southeast Idaho by providing insightful movies and documentaries that have the potential to “deepen understanding of life, of people, of history, and the human condition.

“There are several factors which help to accentuate the movie experience with the Pocatello Film Society, not the least of which is the cost. Ticket prices are generally $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students and children under 12. The cost of concessions is remarkably reasonable, as well, with drinks and candies for $1, and popcorn as low as $2.50. And the popcorn is cooked in healthy oil, lightly salted, with real butter as an option for moviegoers. Imagine popcorn at a movie that actually looks and tastes like popcorn, without the various added chemicals one might normally find at other venues. (more…)

Camerata Singers & ISU Concert Choir

ISU news release:

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Camerata Singers will perform in Carnegie Hall in New York on Sunday, May 24. The group will participate in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

The DCINY is a professional production company with experience presenting at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It provides participants with a quality experience with professional musicians and soloists to maintain the integrity of music and ensure a quality experience.

“The opportunity for our singers to perform in one of the most celebrated concert halls in the United States is extraordinary,” said Scott Anderson, ISU Choral Activities and Camerata Singers director.  “When any music ensemble performs on the Carnegie Hall stage, they join a tradition dating back to the late 19th century, and the Camerata Singers will join that tradition.”


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The Pocatello Film Society begins their summer semester schedule at Idaho State University with a month of family friendly movies, beginning this Saturday, May 16, with the movie “Spare Parts” playing at 3, 5:30, and 8 p.m. at the Bengal Theater. The film is based on the incredible true story of several high school students from an impoverished school who form a robotics club, and with no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, they go up against the country’s reigning robotics champions. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students and children under 12. For more information and trailer, go to

Then “If I had Wings” will be shown on Thursday, May 21, at 6 and 8 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. Admission is free for this Canadian Film Award winner, where a blind teen dreams of running for his high school’s cross-country track team. With help from his father, and an unlikely alliance with a school troublemaker, both boys learn that differences can sometimes bring people together rather than keeping them apart. (Rated PG) For more information and trailer, go to


By Lisa Dayley Smith

For the Journal

DSC_2230POCATELLO — The Snake River New Horizon’s Band plans to join forces via a concert with the Alameda Middle School Band in hopes of raising cash to buy costly instruments like tubas. The concert is scheduled at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Century High School, 7801 Diamondback Drive.

While the concert is free, students and Snake River Band members have been selling tickets for raffle items. Those items include baskets containing everything from Italian dinners to crocheted blankets. Raffle tickets may be had for $1 each or six for $5.

“All that goes to the band,” said Alameda Band director Kerrie Tolman.


By Emily Thornton

For the Journal

Next Saturday is the 5th annual 24 hour Theater Event at the Westside Playhouse. It is one experience at the Westside that is very fun and intriguing. Everyone involved is very talented. Realizing that the plays are written 24 hours previous along with memorizing lines…it is quite a feat. I had the opportunity to speak to one of the individuals involved, Dana Harris was more than happy to answer some questions. (more…)