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Film Festival Brings Beauty of Western Hemisphere to Egyptian Theatre

Saturday, March 9

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Earth Day is every day, even if we only officially recognize it once a year. The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley will host its seventh annual showing of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to get the public thinking about making Earth Day a habit.

The festival at the Egyptian Theatre will screen 13 films shot across the Western Hemisphere, from the United States to the Arctic Sea to Canada. Selections are just a small piece of the festival's stash of more than 150 environmental and adventure films, which vary in length from three to 25 minutes.

Included in the showing is Idaho's own When the Pot Boiled Over, shot in 1959 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service Intermountain Region to highlight foothill fires and floods. Also from Idaho is one of four films in a series featuring the Pacific Northwest—Potato Farmers: Facing Climate Change—in which a farmer's water rights for 25,000 acres of irrigated farmland are bought by the state due to competition for water.

The festival also presents a short, whimsical film shot in the not-quite-west of Montreal, in which a man "lives" on his bike—doing everything from sleeping to dating—all while pedaling away with no hands.

Tickets cost $12 in advance, and $15 on the day of the show. Student tickets cost $5 and kids ages 14 and younger get in for free.

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