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Magic Lantern Cinema's Film Festival Starts Today

September 13, 2013

YellowBrix

Sept. 13--KETCHUM-- Magic Lantern Cinemas' fall festival -- featuring three weeks of this year's best films -- starts today.

The festival will feature documentary, independent and foreign films every Thursday through Oct. 3.

"The film festival features films that present some topics that many people have always wondered about," said Rick Kessler, owner of the Magic Lantern Cinemas. "There's something for everyone. There's heavy and then there's light."

Films such as "20 Feet From Stardom," a documentary about backup singers, bring these talented artists who live and work on the edge of the spotlight into the forefront.

"The Attack" is a dramatic film about an Israeli-Palestinian surgeon who has fully assimilated into Tel-Aviv society. His picture-perfect life is turned upside down when the police inform him that not only was his wife, Sihem, killed in a terrorist bombing, but she was the suicide bomber.

"Drinking Buddies," starring Ron Livingston of "Office Space," is a romantic comedy.

Another type of comedy starring cinema favorite Paul Rudd, as well as Emil Hirsch, is "Prince Avalanche."It tells the story of two highway road workers who spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives.

These are just a few of the films included in this year's fall festival.

Check out the trailers of the festival picks -- as well as show times -- at www.magiclanterncinemas.com or call 208-726-4274 for information.

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