Sheep Tales Gathering

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This year, the Festival is presenting TahNibaa Naataanii – an artist who creates with weavings and hand felting techniques to produce wearable art. As a young girl, TahNibaa’s paternal grandmother gave her the Navajo name of: TahNibaa Atlo’iigii, which means “coming into battle with weaving.” She believes it was her grandmother’s hope that she continue the tradition of weaving in their family. She is now a fifth-generation Navajo Weaver and represents the Many Hogan Clan and Coyote Pass Clans, and her maternal and paternal clans are the Mexican and Steep Rock Clans.

An Evening with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, founder of the AHA Foundation, and host of The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast. She will headline the SVPF Fall Event with a keynote address and conversation.

Benefit Screening of Oscar® Award Winning Film – THE WHALE

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Catch a very special screening of the 2023 Academy AwardⓇ-Winning film The Whale starring Brendan Fraser to benefit nonprofit Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. The evening includes pre-screening wine and a post-screening Q&A with screenwriter, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and Idaho-native Samuel D. Hunter. VIP Admission also includes a pre-screening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Hunter, plus prime, reserved seating for the screening.

An Evening with The Hon. Mike Pompeo

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Former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headlines the SVPF Summer Event with a keynote address and conversation: Defending American Values in a Shifting World Order.

Juneteenth Celebration

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Join The Argyros, Wood River Community YMCA, I Have A Dream Foundation, College of Idaho, and the US Attorney’s Office, District of ID, to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, which has been informally observed as a holiday for over a hundred years, marks the emancipation of African Americans from slavery on June 19th, 1865. In 2021, after decades of grassroots lobbying, it was recognized as an official federal holiday. Join us for an evening to recognize the ongoing American project of racial diversity and justice, and to consider how we may continue to strive for a more perfect union.

SVFF Fire of Love

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SVFF Encore screening of National Geographic Documentary Film’s Fire of Love, recently nominated for an Academy Award® and the selection for the 2022 Festival Opening Night Film. 

The extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived – capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.

SVFFirst Look Outer Banks Season 3, Episode 1

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In advance of the highly anticipated third season of Netflix’s, Outer Banks, join us for a SVFFirst look at episode one. Q&A to follow with actor, Charles Esten and series creator and showrunner, Josh Pate.  

Movie Night in Sun Valley With George Prentice

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Morning Edition’s George Prentice will host a fun, fast-paced showcase of the most talked about (and sometimes debated) films of the season. We’ll feature some exclusive moments with the year’s most celebrated storytellers and unveil sneak peek info on the 2023 SVFF film slate. Plus prizes, games and plenty of surprises. If you love movies, this is the must-attend party of the year.

The Moth Mainstage

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Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth directors. Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.