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Sun Valley Film Festival Stages Free Screening of Oscar Nominated Movie Tonight
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” which will be shown tonight at The Argyros in Ketchum. COURTESY: Sun Valley Film Festival
Thursday, February 1, 2024


A free screening of “Silver Linings Playbook” will be shown at 5:30 tonight—Thursday, Feb. 1—at The Argyros.

The Sun Valley Film Festival is showing the eight-time Oscar-nominated film in honor of this year’s Vision Award Honoree filmmaker David O. Russell. The screening is free but reservations are required at

The 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell revolves around a man with bipolar disorder who moves back in with his parents after being released from a psychiatric hospital. Pat is determined to win back his estranged wife with the help of a young widow who says she’ll help him if he enters a dance competition with her.

The film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker. Its Oscar nominations included nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Sun Valley Film Festival is honoring David O. Russell with its Vision Award given to industry icons whose contributions have changed the cinema industry for the better.

Russell, who also directed such films as “Three Kings” and “American Hustle,” will take part in the festival’s popular Coffee Talks. Also participating in the free Coffee Talks will be actress Annette Bening, who is also being honored with a Vision Award.

The film festival is being held Feb. 28-March 3. To find out more, go to

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