There has been a long and romantic relationship between the Film Industry and Sun Valley. It began when America’s original ski resort first opened on December 21, 1936, with a gala featuring some of the biggest star of the big screen of the day, like Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
And it continues this weekend as the Sun Valley Film Festival debuts by welcoming some of the most creative and innovative modern-day filmmakers to share their work for four star-studded days.
The festival features over 60 films with genres including Dramatic Features, Documentaries, Children’s Programming, Short Films, Television Series, Web Series and Idaho based films, including everything from low budget Indie films (like Travis Swartz’s "Nobody Cares," staring Boise actors Chris Thometz and Joe Golden) to big budget Hollywood flicks like “Friends with Kids,” starring the likes of Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm.
Films are being shown at The Sun Valley Opera House and The Magic Lantern Theater from Thursday night, March 15th, through Sunday afternoon, March 18th. Check here for the full schedule and ticket prices and package options.
Film Screening – Decoding Deepak
Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm, Sun Valley Opera House
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is proud to partner with NALA Productions for a special Thursday evening showing of Decoding Deepak, a new feature-length documentary film that chronicles one year in the life of spiritualist and pop cultural icon Deepak Chopra. The film, which was written, directed and produced by Deepak’s son, filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra, follows Deepak as he road-trips across the world to uncover who Deepak really is, separating the man from the myth with a raw honesty only a son can have. What starts as a decoding of Deepak becomes an examination of himself, and possibly an allegory of a world trying to make sense of itself.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is the 1st & world’s largest event of its kind. Traveling through the US and Canada each year the Fly Fishing Film Tour features incredible never-seen footage from waterways worldwide. With a party atmosphere, audience giveaways and valuable coupons, each screening is a celebration of the sport. The annual high-energy spectacle is the sport’s most anticipated live-event.
Check out the trailers for some of the films featured in this years show. This is your chance to see the full version of our very own film “Doc Of The Drakes” shot here on Silver Creek this past summer.
H’Sao draws inspiration from gospel and traditional African music, especially that of its Chadian roots, and adds dashes of pop, soul, jazz and R&B. The voices are magnificent, true and powerful; their original compositions, their unmistakable style and the energy on stage are contagious.
Two years ago we set out on a mission to scout the vast and mostly unskied terrain of our home state, Wyoming. Towns and mountains where more people own an elk rifle than a pair of skis. Following countless broken bones, close calls and getting lost we returned home with a story.
Tickets $10 – Available at Chapter One Bookstore and at the Opera House Door
Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America’s first ski resort in 1936. In 2012, the Sun Valley Film Festival brings the area’s rich cinematic tradition into the 21st century by welcoming cutting-edge independent films, premieres, exciting children’s programming, and previews of the new television and web series. On March 15-18, filmmakers from around the world bring their vision to Sun Valley and you’re invited to watch it come in to focus.
Starring soprano Michelle Johnson and baritone Brian Major
February 10, 2012
Diva party to precede concert in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room 6:30pm
Audiences will be entertained by the critically acclaimed rising opera star, Michelle Johnson, winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, singing with fianc Brian Major in the Sun Valley Opera’s winter concert. They will entertain the audience with a concert of love songs perfect for Valentine’s Day. Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns has said of Johnson " On a good night, Opera soprano Michelle Johnson is the bullfighter and the audience is the bull-there to be teased, attracted, provoked and (pleasurably) slain. Johnson could make you believe that opera singers are born rather than made, shepherded to fame by the forces of destiny, and with luck, kept from vocal harm by extra-militant guardian angels."
General admission tickets are $40 and Diva tickets begin at $125. Tickets are available by calling 208.726.0991 or online at www.sunvalleyopera.com.
“Attack of La Nia” is a recap of one of the longest and deepest North American winters on record, served up courtesy of the worldwide weather phenomenon known as la nia.
“Attack of La Nia” was filmed on location everywhere storms were served up in North America, including Alyeska AK, Terrace BC, Aspen CO, Whistler BC, Breckenridge CO, Mammoth Mountain CA, Stevens Pass WA, and many other world-class destinations.