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The Outdoors Moves Indoors with the Telluride Mountain Film Festival

Thursday, April 5

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Boiseans love outdoor films. Witness the Banff Film Festival and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, both of which occurred earlier this year. But your opportunities to witness the great outdoors on a local big screen are far from over.

The Telluride Mountain Film Festival is coming back to Boise and bringing 10 new adventure films. Started in 1979, Mountain Film is one of the longest-running film festivals in the nation.

The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is once again hosting the film festival that raises funds for trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship. The featured flicks are both entertaining and educational. The carefully picked films explore cultures, look at diverse environments and examine conservation efforts.

Environmental documentaries include Kodoma, I Know What You Spilled Last Summer, Way Back Home, Dark Side of the Lens, Desert River, Into Darkness, Animal Beatbox, Yelp and Mr. Happy Man.

To spice up the evening, the benefit will feature beer from Sockeye Brewing Company and a raffle for prizes like a two-day, all-inclusive raft trip on the lower Salmon River and outdoor gear.

Prior to the event, Helly Hanson will host an open pre-party with Sockeye Brewing. Store items will be on sale, so you can have a swell time, pick up some sweet gear and take your outdoorsy inspiration to the woods.

Tickets are available at the Sierra Trading Post in Meridian, The North Face and REI or at selwaybitterroot.org.