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Idaho's Cutting Edge Treefort Film Festival Kicks Off This Wednesday

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

There's a lot going on in Idaho this month. As of this year, the Gem State has proclaimed March its official Arts and Culture Month, with the Sun Valley Film Festival having wrapped last weekend and the Treefort Film and Music Festival kicking off this Wednesday, March 19.
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'Doomsdays'
'Doomsdays'

There's a lot going on in Idaho this month. As of this year, the Gem State has proclaimed March its official Arts and Culture Month, with the Sun Valley Film Festival wrapped as of last weekend, and the Treefort Film and Music Festival kicking off this Wednesday, March 19.

Treefort

Now in its third year, the homegrown Idaho fest -- originally created for music, with a great lineup of hundreds of indie bands -- is brewing a wonderful slate of docs and features off the festival circuit, from opening night film "Doomsdays," directed by former Blackbook film critic Eddie Mullins, to brutal and beautiful Oscar-nominated foreign film "The Missing Picture" from director Rithy Panh, out of Cambodia. (Here's our interview.)

Treefort will go down in downtown Boise until Sunday, March 23. A true-blue city in an otherwise red state, Boise is the perfect host for such an up-and-coming festival, as its arts scene is expanding and truly alive. Other notable films on the docket include Sundance 2014 hit doc and Grand Jury winner "Rich Hill" (Indiewire's review) and SXSW hit "The Immortalists" (our review).

Stay tuned for more coverage. Here's the full film lineup. Fest begins Wednesday with writer/director Mullins' feature debut "Doomsdays," starring musician/mumblecore actor Justin Rice.

This article is related to: Sun Valley, Sun Valley Film Festival, Treefort Film Festival, Festivals, News


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