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Boise Film Festival kicks off Friday

Ricky Mabe and Jordan Monaghan star in Tim Bartell’s award-winning love story “Dirty Beautiful.” The film is the opening night movie for the Boise Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 23.
Ricky Mabe and Jordan Monaghan star in Tim Bartell’s award-winning love story “Dirty Beautiful.” The film is the opening night movie for the Boise Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 23.

The superindie Boise Film Festival is back for a second year of fun, quirky independent films, shorts, industry panel discussions and, of course, parties.

▪  Tim Bartell’s “Dirty Beautiful” is the opening night film at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the BSU Special Events Center. It’s a quirky love story about a lonely artist who brings a young woman drifter back to his apartment to live with him. Then party with your fellow festival attendees at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise, after the flick. The party is free to attend.

▪  See who wins the Boise Film Festival Awards from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Payette Brewery, 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. Announcements are at 7:30 p.m.

▪  Watch a screening of Idaho-made short films at noon, Sunday, Sept. 25, followed by an panel discussion about Idaho film at 1 p.m. at the SPEC.

Find the full schedule at BoiseFilmFestival.org.

Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, at venues in Boise. All-access passes: $95; individual films: $5; panel discussions: $10 at BoiseFilmFestival.org and the door. People 60 and older can see one free matinee by emailing info@boisefilmfestival.org.

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