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Wild and Scenic Festival, sponsored by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley


Film festivals come and go. But for all of their excitement and occasional glamour, once the lights come up and audiences head home, the festival is soon forgotten. But then there's the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley's Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

The Land Trust, which recently closed on the purchase of Harrison Hollow--59 acres of precious Foothills property off of Bogus Basin Road--wears its mission on its sleeve (and sometimes on the big screen): preserving and protecting the Gem State's most precious resources.

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This year's Wild and Scenic Festival is set for Saturday, March 10, with shows at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre.

The matinee will showcase nine films, including Weed War, in which goats wage a Rocky Mountain weed-eating campaign; Rhiannon and Madison, the saga of two young women who discover that Girl Scout cookies contain palm oil; and Miss South Pacific, about how a beauty pageant queen implores judges and spectators to reduce global carbon emissions.

The evening also showcases nine local films, including Seasons, about how a McCall resident is born again by the river; The Greatest Migration, the 900-mile journey of Snake River salmon; and One Plastic Beach, an examination of a decade of debris.