POCATELLO — Chicago Film Festival winner, “Becoming Astrid” is the feature this Thursday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, featuring the story of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking and numerous other children’s books, whose teen struggles help develop her insight, intuition and empathy in being able to empower children worldwide with her stories. “A vibrant performance from fresh-faced Alba August,” writes Variety, while the L.A. Times calls it “a precious, bonding, life-affirming thing.” (Rated R) 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/astrid.
The Idaho State Women’s Basketball Team Camp is this Friday and Saturday at Reed Gym. Cost is $250 per team or $400 for both varsity and JV teams from the same location. Then the individual player skills camps run from June 10 to 13. For more information on these camps, go to www.isuwomensbasketballcamps.com.
The Idaho State Men’s Basketball Team Camp is next week and runs from June 6 to 8 at Reed Gym. Cost is $275 per team or $575 if housing is needed. Then the individual player skills camps run from June 17 to 20. For more information on these camps, go to www.bengalbasketballcamp.com.
Summer concerts begin in June on Thursday nights on the ISU Quad. The Opskamatrists are the headliners June 6 at 7 p.m. with opening band Hot Flash at 6 p.m. The Opskamatrists have been together since 1998 and is one of the most experienced bands in East Idaho, playing their blend of ska/reggae/punk music, while the all-female band Hot Flash plays a variety of music types and appeals to people of all ages. Admission is free and food will be on hand to purchase while supplies last.
With the summer concerts starting on Thursday nights, Bengal Theater movies will be moving to Friday nights in June, beginning with “Fighting with My Family” showing June 7 at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Starring Duane “The Rock” Johnson, a former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment, and his daughter Paige proves that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and children under 12 and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/fighting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.