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2018 85 mins.

Curated by:

Christian Lybrook

Screen Writer & Filmmaker

Idaho’s filmmaking community is small but mighty. Our state’s dramatic landscapes, unique history, and overall unfamiliarity for most audiences means we have a perspective that is new for most people (viewers or filmmakers). You can tell stories in Idaho that can be told nowhere else. Sponsored by the Idaho Arts Commission.  

Filmmakers in attendance: Andrew Garcia, Erin Westfall, Samantha Silva, Jace Wrigley, Travis Swartz, Lydia Sakolowsky

Films in this Program

What Metal Girls Are Into

Directed by Laurel Vail

Three women attending a metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.


Directed by Andrew Garcia, Nate Garcia

Two quarrelling brothers set out on an adventure in their neighborhood and discover what it means to be a hero.


Directed by Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill

An exploration on how creativity and artistic expression affected the lives of men inside the Idaho State Correctional Center.

Baghdad to Boise

Directed by Erin Westfall

Saeed worked with the U.S. military for years in his home country of Iraq. When things became too dangerous for

The Big Burn

Directed by Samantha Silva

Helen Turner is caught between the rugged beauty of the Idaho wilderness and the reality of her failing marriage when


Directed by Jace Wrigley

A young woman comes to terms with her place in the sexual hierarchy after being betrayed, trapped, and raped by

Hank Patterson’s Camp Hawgadawgadaa Ep. 5

Directed by Travis Swartz

When world-renowned fly-fishing expert Hank Patterson finds himself director of a summer camp, he sets out to re-train all the

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.