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Film: UFOs: Investigating the Unknown – episodes 1 & 2

National Geographic’s UFOs: Investigating the Unknown is a five-part series exploring the government’s decades long investigation into UFOs. Directed by Ricki Stern and featuring investigative journalist Leslie Kean (speaking in Ketchum on October 26 as part of SVMoA’s Sightings exhibition) the series features extensive footage and interviews with journalists, academics, astronomers, military officers, senators and more. Episode 1: Secret Pentagon UFO Program; Episode 2: Giant UFO in Texas.

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FILM: 2023 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Fest

For the 6th year, the Sun Valley Museum of Art presents the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. From September 28 through October 8, this unique festival brings together over 100,000 filmgoers in over 500 cities and towns across 6 continents. The Festival curates a wide variety of films from around the world, and the jury includes ALL film attendees from around the globe, including our Ketchum audience! The Ten MANHATTAN SHORT Finalists hail from eight countries, with films from Australia, Afghanistan, Finland, Iran, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, alongside three films from the USA. The 2023 line-up is linked by a common theme: how we face adversity, whether it is imposed by others or arises from personal circumstances. The ten films in the program feature narratives that are dramatic, sometimes humorous, occasionally magical, and always inspirational! THE MANHATTAN SHORT FINAL TEN ARE: Sunless (USA) Voice Activated (Australia) Yellow (Afghanistan) Tuulikki (Finland) The Family Circus (USA) Career Day (USA) Snail (Iran) The Record (Switzerland) The Stupid Boy (UK) Soliel Du Nuit (Canada) Voting cards will be given to each attendee, and every year, the Wood River Valley audience’s top scorer has turned out to be the winner. These films always present a wide …

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SVFF Monthly Movie – RADICAL WOLFE

The Sun Valley Film Festival presents its Monthly Movie selection for September : RADICAL WOLFE. From a beat reporter at the Washington Post to an overnight sensation as the leader of the New Journalism movement, Tom Wolfe was at the forefront of reshaping how American stories are told. Recognizing the importance of overlooked subcultures and communities, Wolfe documented everything from rural stock car drivers to hippies in Haight Ashbury to the Apollo Astronauts, and his ability to bridge cultural and class divides while tackling stories central to American Life was unique in fiction and non-fiction. With a distinctive and oft-imitated style all his own, Wolfe’s body of work includes some of the most memorable and culturally impactful stories of the 20th century like The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. Radical Wolfe is a deeply personal and illuminating look at the man inside the famous white suit, featuring conversations and interviews with those who knew him best, including Michael Lewis, Gay Talese, Lynn Nesbit, Terry McDonell, Tom Junod, Christopher Buckley, Niall Ferguson, and Alexandra Wolfe.

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Benefit Screening of Oscar-Winner “The Whale”

Catch a very special screening of A24’s Academy Award-Winning film “The Whale” on August 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM at The Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum, ID to benefit Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. The evening includes a pre-screening reception and a post-screening conversation with playwright, screenwriter, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and Idaho-native Samuel D. Hunter. The Q&A will be moderated by Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency Artistic Director John Baker. Hunter and Baker worked closely together on Hunter’s acclaimed play “The Whale,” which Hunter later adapted for the screen. Following its premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, the Darren Aronofsky film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won two. Brendan Fraser won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Film running time: 117 minutes; Rating: R TICKETS: www.sunvalleyplaywrights.org General Admission tickets are $25, and VIP Tickets are $150. VIP Admission also includes a pre-screening reception with hors d’oeuvres with Samuel D. Hunter plus prime seating for the screening. All ticket sales benefit Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. Sponsors for the evening include The Argyros Performing Arts Center, Atkinsons’ Market, The Salty Sisters, and Wall …

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Covenant of the Salmon People

Join the Idaho Salmon Partnership for a screening of Covenant of the Salmon People. Covenant of the Salmon People is a 60-minute documentary portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect the Chinook salmon. The film explores the intertwined fate of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), salmon, and the landscape from which both evolved. The Nez Perce people are the oldest documented civilization in North America, with archaeological sites along Idaho’s Salmon River dating back 16,500 years. Today the Tribe is facing the extirpation of their most prized salmon species despite decades of recovery efforts. The widespread construction of dams across their Traditional lands have continued to challenge salmon recovery. The only option remaining for the Tribe, is the breach of four dams on the lower Snake River– will the Federal Government take charge of the situation or sit idly while this iconic species vanishes from their home waters? Proceeds and donations collected at this event will go directly towards event costs and to the Nez Perce Tribe.

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SVFF Monthly Movie – SCRAPPER

The Sun Valley Film Festival presents its Monthly Movie selection for August : SCRAPPER. Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance 2023 A joyful comedy bubbling with hope, SCRAPPER is the incredible debut feature from Charlotte Regan, starring Harris Dickinson and Lola Campbell. It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child but 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) has other ideas. Living alone since her beloved mum died, Georgie fills the flat they shared with her own special magic. But when her absent father Jason (Harris Dickinson) turns up out of the blue, she’s forced to confront reality. A dreamy, witty and unmissable tale of family and fresh starts, SCRAPPER is a film that believes life’s not so much about chasing rainbows but snatching fistfuls in both hands.

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SVFF Monthly Movie – JULES

The Sun Valle Film Festival presents its Monthly Movie selection for July: the sci-fi comedy JULES. An unusual and unexpected visitor brings together several people living in a small city in rural Western Pennsylvania. Starring Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, Emmy nominee Harriet Sansom Harris, and two-time Emmy winner Jane Curtin.  

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Paint Club

Judy Zimmer leads Paint Club for tweens and teens. Come join us in The Children’s Library where we’ll all make a creation on canvas. Paint club is open to tweens and teens ages 9+ who can manage the project alone. All supplies are provided. Space is VERY limited so sign-up is required. Please be sure you can make the commitment to attend as we turn many away from this popular offering. Sign up online or call the library at (208) 726-3493, option 3 if you need assistance with online registration.

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SVFF Monthly Movie – White Bird

SVFF First Look- An advance Screening of White Bird. Based on the book by the best-selling author of “Wonder”, this uplifting movie shows how one act of kindness can live on forever. In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories “Auggie and Me,” which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. See it here before it hits theaters in August! And stay after the film for a special Q + A with Academy Award® Nominated director Marc Forster and Executive Producer Ren´ee Wolfe

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8600FT: An Evening with Athlete/ Producer Braydon Bringhurst

Braydon Bringhurst sets out to climb every inch of mountain biking’s iconic trail: “The Whole Enchilada.” Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Professional mountain biker and filmmaker. From a young age, Braydon has loved the process of figuring out a challenge and proving to himself he can accomplish what he sets out to do. Inspired by his family and friends, many of whom are dealing with figurative mountains, in life both big and small, Braydon wanted to show the process of making it up what many would say is an unfathomable climb. Having worked closely with Dr. Craig Manning, a renowned performance psych, throughout his collegiate athletic and academic career, Braydon learned something he wanted to share with others: It’s just as much about the mental strength as it is the physical. With his wife and friends rallying behind him, and putting forth great efforts, we present to you ‘8600 FT.’ Braydon will give a short presentation following the film to discuss how he applied the mental skills learned through his work with Dr. Craig Manning to develop a fearless mind and accomplish his goal. A benefit for The Ketchum Bike Park Trust.