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First Film Fest in Gooding - New DVD Releases This Week 

FIRST FILM FEST IN GOODING

Boise's film festivals trip on the heels of one another each year in late summer, with True West leading both the Idaho International Film and the Queer As Film festivals, which open within weeks of one another. In the lull between the capital city's festival frenzy and the hype for Sundance, the film scene can be a bit of a whiteout as mountain after mountain of snow takes us into the ski and snowboard season.

Enter the inaugural Gooding Film Festival. Stretching out over two days, the festival's first year features films from the students of Western States College in Gooding. Texas-based filmmaker Franky Ramont is the featured artist this year with her film Unfinished Business.

The festival officially opens on Wednesday, November 16, with private screenings for students and sponsors. The public is invited to all screenings Thursday, November 17, through Sunday, November 20. Doors open each night at 6:30 p.m., films begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 per night. Student films are shown Thursday through Saturday with Ramont's featured film showing Sunday, followed by a question-and-answer session.

All films will be screened at Schubert Theatre in Gooding, located at 402 Main St. For more information, call (208) 731-2923.

NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

ABBA: The Movie. Because you were just learning to say DADDA in 1977.

D12: Live in Chicago. Because you were catching P-Diddy in NYC that night.

Friends: The Complete 10th Season. Because you missed the first nine seasons, which proved how truly horrible the show was.

Scrubs: The Complete Second Season. Because you didn't see a single episode until season four.

Tupac: Live at the House of Blues. Because he really is alive and kicking.

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