Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is pleased to jump back into presenting films with the reopening of the Magic Lantern Cinemas. New this fall, The Museum will screen films weekly, starting Thursday, Sept. 24, and continuing through December.
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival returns for 2020, and unlike most film festivals, it has committed to movie theatres and movie fans alike by only showing their festival at in-person screenings. The Museum will screen the film festival three times in two locations: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, and on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Ketchum. This year, the Festival received 971 entries from 54 countries and selected nine finalists. The Final Nine MANHATTAN SHORT films hail from Australia, Finland, Iran, Russia, Israel, North Macedonia, the state of Palestine and the United States. As happens each year, the Final Nine films will be screened around the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by audience members (including attendees from the Wood River Valley) in each participating venue.
In the interest of community health and safety, SVMoA has adhered to CDC guidelines and the Governor of Idaho’s orders as it invites people back to its museum, classes, and film screenings. Attendees are required to wear face masks upon entry to the Magic Lantern, and seating will be adjusted to comply with physical distancing requirements. Anyone who feels ill or lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance through the SVMoA website; tickets may not be available at the door. For those uncomfortable with an in-person experience, The Museum will post on its website how these films may be viewed from home (with the exception of MANHATTAN SHORT).
Tickets for all films are $10 for SVMoA members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information and to reserve tickets (limited seating), please visit www.svmoa.org or call 208.726.9491. There will also be further information about physical distancing on SVMoA’s website.