Small Town, Big Party!
KETCHUM, Idaho – The City of Ketchum and its partners invite the community to celebrate the original mountain town’s ski-film icon, Warren Miller. The celebration takes place on Thursday, March 15, on Main Street between Sun Valley Road and Second Street. The Main Street tribute party kicks off the seventh annual Sun Valley Film Festival.
The evening warms up with lively après social time from 7-9 p.m. in the SVFF Café Artois, located in the former Cornerstone Bar & Grill at the corner of Main and Second Streets.
At 9 p.m., the festivities kick into high gear as Main Street Ketchum lights up with DJ Travis Jones, on stage spinning high-energy dance tunes.
The skiing spectacle lasts until midnight with screenings of Warren Miller’s vintage film clips of Sun Valley, compiled by Stellar Media and Warren Miller film editor Kim Schneider, and select shorts from the Homegrown Film Festival. We hope to see a few local Warren Miller ski film ‘stars’ show up to celebrate and be recognized.
Dress up in vintage ski wear to win prizes for the best outfits. Prizes include a sponsor-provided, special edition snowboard and a bicycle. Winners will be determined by the audience during the costume contest beginning at 9:15 p.m.
At 9:30 p.m., an SVFFFreebie showing of Warren Miller’s classic 1961 feature film, Many Moods of Skiing, will be shown in the SVFF Cinetransformer, next to Café Artois. There is limited seating so don’t be late.
The Main Street Salutes Warren Miller event is proudly presented by the City of Ketchum and its partners; Sun Valley Film Festival, Stellar Media, Visit Sun Valley and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.
About the City of Ketchum
The city of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. The city of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the city of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.
About the 2018 Sun Valley Film Festival
The seventh annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, will take place March 14-18, 2018. A rising star among boutique festivals, SVFF brings together filmmakers and special guests from around the world for an unforgettable weekend of intimate talks with industry insiders, film and television screenings, and fabulous parties. Highlights from the 2018 slate include the Screenwriters Lab, presented by Variety, Nat Geo WILD’s Salon and WILD to Inspire competition, the SVFF Film Lab and more. A combination of cutting-edge content and unprecedented access in Sun Valley’s cinematic setting makes SVFF a “can’t miss” in next year’s lineup of destination festivals.