Organizers of the Sun Valley Film Festival have added more films, freebies and star power to their 2018 slate. Dubbing their episodic television track "Bingefest," programmers have secured a first-look of One Strange Rock, hosted by superstar Will Smith and directed by Oscar winner Darren Aronofsky (mother!, Black Swan). Programmers say One Strange Rock, premiering Monday, March 26 on the National Geographic Channel, is a "mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth."
There will be no fewer than nine festival events free to the public, including screenings of the world premiere of The Big Burn the Magic Lantern cinema in Ketchum, Nat Geo Wild's world premiere of Party Animals at the Sun Valley Opera House and a Thursday, March 15, shindig where Main Street in Ketchum is taken over by live music, firepits and a vintage ski suit costume contest.
Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, The Firm) joins filmmakers Jay Duplass and Gwyneth Paltrow for a series of free-to-the-public coffee talks, also at the Opera House. Tripplehorn co-starred with the late Bill Paxton for five seasons on HBO's Big Love. Paxton, himself, was a SVFF coffee talk guest in 2015.