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Peter McBride’s “Martin’s Boat” takes viewers down the Colorado River.
 
Friday, December 6, 2019
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

Homegrown Film Festival organizers have released the names of the longer films that will be shown during tonight and Saturday’s festival.

The adrenaline-laced films should add stoke to the news that the Warm Springs side of Baldy will open on Saturday.

Friday’s films include:

  • “Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC’s Backcountry,” which takes a look at the Spearhead Traverse nestled between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The film celebrates the history of the route, first skied in 1964, while asking how the impact on such places should be managed as they gain popularity.
  • “Annuli,” which follows two hunters chasing caribou and Dall sheep in the wilderness of the far north.
  • “Originate,” Sun Valley’s Stellar Media production, follows Michelle Parker as he comes off an injury to rip big lines in Alaska.
  • “The Quiet Force” takes viewers skiing with Latino kids, as well as to the U.S./Mexico border and Washington, D.C., while exploring the complexity of immigration policy and its relevance to mountain communities.

    Saturday’s films include:

  • “Martin’s Boat”—award-winning Banff filmmaker Peter McBride’s film celebrating the legacy of Martin Litton, a legendary boatman on the Colorado River. The film follows Duffy Dale who as he tries out a wooden dory named Marble Canyon built in Litton’s honor.
  • “Shaped by Descent” spotlights Sun Valley’s Lexi duPont’s Alaskan skiing opus.
  • “Montana Nosebleed: Ten years of Hucks and Heartbreaks” is Sun Valley’s Axel Peterson’s ode to the Bridger Brigade, which travels the world in search of the best snow and the sickest lines.

The Homegrown Film Festival, which includes the best films made by local filmmakers of local skiers and snowboarders, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. Tickets are $15 for Blaine County students and $20 for adults on sale at www.theargyros.org.

Food trucks will be parked outside The Argyros at 5 p.m. and the doors will open at 6.

The festival, which sold out its first two years, will benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Ticket sales will be augmented by a raffle, during which five pairs of skis, ski gear and garb and a Sun Valley Resort season pass will be raffled off.

Tickets are $5 for one ticket and $20 for five, available at the event.

 

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