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Treefort hosts emerging cinema Film Fest

For the past two years, Treefort has manifested itself as a central hub for emerging music, specifically of the independent variety, sporting underground bands and singers of all kinds of variety and fame.  This year, the festival has upped its game, making a home for on-the-rise films and directors, showing films and shorts that fall into the realms of documentary and drama.

Starting yesterday, March 19, and lasting until Sunday, March 23, these films will be shown within their own time slots at The Flicks and The Shredder.  Placed during mainly afternoon and evening time slots, these shows are open to Treefort Music Fest pass holders, but will give priority to those who purchase a Film Fest wristband for $25.

Nineteen films will be shown throughout the Film Fest, and the details on each can be found on the Film Fest page of the Treefort website.   Many of these showings are accompanied by question and answer sessions with the director responsible for the creation of the featured film.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., The Flicks will host a special event with the LAIKA Creative Supervisor and Puppet Fab, Georgina Hayns.  LAIKA Studios brought the worlds of “Coraline” and “Paranorman” to life as feature films.  Hayns will be discussing some of the behind-the-scenes processes of those films and displaying some of the puppets from LAIKA’s upcoming film, “The Boxtrolls.”

Also to be featured at the Film Fest is the documentary “Bending Steel” by Dave Carroll.  “Bending Steel” features Chris Schoeck, a man who uses his strength to bend pieces of metal for audience members.  Schoeck will be in attendance at the festival and bending steel for Treefort attendees on Friday afternoon at the RadioBoise stage.  The film will be shown at The Flicks on Friday at approximately 7:50 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.

With so many films being shown at the festival, it’s important that attendees research the times for the showings they are interested in, as many of the events’ segments are scheduled within

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