Boise Art Scene
The Boise Art Scene Is Thriving
Films, Fine & Preforming Arts
A few weeks ago I posted a blog about the dynamic art scene in Boise Idaho! I regret that I did not highlight the second incantation of the Les Bois film festival. A dramatic and inspiring line up of films from around the world await the nature lover and cinema enthusiast alike. I am particularly looking forward to The American Kestrel, Chasing Ridgelines & Elk River.
David Henry will be performing prior to the 2 pm film screening, and prior to the 7 pm screening will be Ty Clayton and Ali Knox. See You There!
After hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s traveling program for the 9 years, the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley partnered with non-profit film production company Wild Lens to launch Les Bois Film Festival in March of 2016. This inaugural event was a huge success, with a sold out crowd at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise, ID, and films screened from all across the globe.
This year’s festival screenings will again be presented at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise, which seats 750 people. We anticipate another sold out crowd in 2017!
We have also partnered with the SWELL Artist Collective to host a conservation and wildlife themed art exhibit as a part of this year’s Les Bois Film Festival. The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, March 2nd, and will remain open to festival attendees throughout the weekend.
Les Bois Film Festival screens nature and outdoor films that inspire viewers to forge a deeper connection with the natural world. Film screenings serve as a launching pad for building a community around wildlife conservation and wild land preservation in Idaho’s treasure valley.
11:00 AM Film Premiere (Doors at 10:30 AM, 30 minute film)
Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a feature length documentary about the struggle to save the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita.
2:00 PM (Doors at 1:15 PM, 2 hour screening time, plus intermission)
- Moving the Giants
- The High Divide
- I am Ocean: Chad Wiggins
- Captain Fish
- A Ghost in the Making
- The American Kestrel
- Santiaguito: the Volcano Laboratory
- Paul's Boots
7:00 PM (Doors at 6 PM, 2 hour screening time, plus intermission.)
- Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries
- Outdoor Idaho: Beyond the Boulder White Clouds
- Chasing Ridgelines
- Old Skill, New Use
- The Falconer
- A Leap of Frog
- Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area 75th Anniversary
- Black-footed Ferret
- Elk River
- Ace and the Desert Dog