"Last year, there was just one showing," said Land Trust spokesperson Julia Rundberg. "Now, we're making it a full-day festival."
The festival kicks off Saturday, March 4, with a free premiere of Wild Lens’ new documentary, Souls of the Vermilion Sea, an expose of efforts to save a Mexican porpoise from extinction.
Eight films make up the afternoon program, including short films The High Divide and Santiaguito: The Volcano Laboratory; as well as the award-winning feature film about trekking the Appalachian Trail, Paul’s Boots. Evening screenings will feature 11 films, including short films Chasing Ridgelines, The Falconer and Outdoor Idaho: Beyond the White Clouds. Elk River, an award-winning film about a migrating herd of Yellowstone elk, will also be screened that evening.
The festival will take place at the Egyptian Theatre beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets for the 2 p.m. screening are $5 for youth under 17, and $13 for adults. Tickets for the 7 p.m. screening are $10 for youths, and $18 for adults. There is also a $25 Adult Pass available that includes access to both the afternoon and evening screenings.