SUN VALLEY -- Film fanatics should mark their calendars for mid March and prepare to head for Sun Valley. That's because the second-annual Sun Valley Film Festival runs from March 14 - 17.
The festival will screen more than 60 movies and TV shows from the U.S. and 20 foreign countries, including:
- 18 narratives
- 15 documentaries
- 5 world premieres
- 3 filmed in Idaho
Other events include coffee talks with industry insiders, including Hollywood actress Jodie Foster, a performance by legendary Boise rock band Built to Spill, and a screenwriter’s lab.
The festival will be punctuated by a closing awards après-ski ceremony.
Single film tickets to the festival cost $10. Festival passes start at $100 and up.
For a complete list of films, click here.
FILMED IN IDAHO
An Unkindness of Ravens (Work in progress screening)
Producers: Heather Rae, Dori Sperko, Teddy Grennan
Directors: Randy Redroad, Russell Friedenberg
Cast: Amy Smart, Will McCormack, Joshua Leonard, Natalie Imbruglia
A group of friends reunite for their annual 4th of July holiday weekend hosted by Ellis and Wendy Conifer, a couple whose marital troubles are reaching their apex. Into this combustible mix walks Chad, a strange and beautiful nature photographer who is constantly putting himself in harm’s way through his childlike innocence and his clumsily-placed camera; but there is something not quite right about the seemingly harmless newcomer. As the weekend progresses, old wounds and new betrayals surface among the friends as Chad begins to change their lives one by one.
Children (Work in progress screening)
Producer, director: Jaffe Zinn
Two young women take a mysterious camping trip through the rugged mountains of Southern Idaho that soon begins to test their friendship and sanity.
Craters of the Moon
Producers: Jesse Millward, Jacob Brumfield
Director: Jesse Millward
Cast: Cody Lightning, Breeda Wool
A young couple on a cross-country road trip loses their way in a blizzard and wind up stranded in the middle of nowhere. As the days pass, their relationship slowly deteriorates, leading to the film’s chilling climax.