2016 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces New Special Guests and New Films

The 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF), presented by Zions Bank, has confirmed that several new special industry guests, producer Chris Moore, actress Amy Smart and HGTV star and lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse, will present at its popular signature Coffee Talks, which are offered free to the public each morning during the festival. SVFF Lifetime Vision Award honoree Oliver Stone will also present a Coffee Talk at 2016 SVFF.

Chris Moore has worked in Hollywood for nearly 30 years, starting as an agent representing writers and directors including M. Night Shyamalan, and then transitioning to producing. As a producer, his filmography includes The Adjustment Bureau, Howard Zinn’s documentary The People Speak, Feast, Waiting, Iconoclasts, Best Laid Plans, Joy Ride, and the Academy Award®-winning Good Will Hunting. He is also the co-creator of HBO’s Project Greenlight and STARZ’ The Chair. His filmography also includes the highly successful series of American Pie films, Reindeer Games, Pop & Me, Promised Land, Think Tank and The Can. He founded several industry companies over the course of his career including Launch Media, LivePlanet and most recently, The Media Farm.
Amy Smart has starred in over 60 feature movies and television shows over her 20 year film career. After steady appearances as Alison on the television series Justified, Amy was most recently seen in the film Break Point alongside actors Jeremy Sisto, David Walton and J.K. Simmons. She is currently working on two new independent film scheduled to premier next year. Previously, Amy starred alongside Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect, Jason Statham in Crank and Crank: High Voltage, Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy in the hit television series Shameless, and Ryan Reynolds in Just Friends. She was also seen alongside names such as Matt Dillon and William Dafoe in Bad Country. A Los Angeles native, Amy who got her start in TV-movies and made her feature debut in Stephen Kay’s The Last Time I Committed Suicide screened at 1997’s Sundance Film Festival alongside Keanu Reeves. She was a relatively new arrival to the film scene when she first gained notice for her supporting roles in the hit teen films Varsity Blues and Outside Providence. Other credits include Rat Race, Felicity, Scrubs, and Single Moms Club.

Carter Oosterhouse is one of America’s most recognized lifestyle experts. Having carried many popular television series ranging from TLC’s Trading Spaces and HGTV’s Red and Hot & Green to Million Dollar Rooms and Celebrity Motor Homes. Most recently, Carter played host to FYI’s Home Grown Makeover and will be co-hosting ABC’s hit primetime series, The Great Christmas Light Fight. Carter’s unique combination of skill, passion and charm has given him widespread appeal for families and individuals alike seeking to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their surroundings. An authority in eco-living, Carter has a history of gently leading viewers to greener pastures by creating manageable steps to an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart are married.

Coffee Talk Schedule: Talks run 10-11am at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum
Friday, March 4: Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse
Saturday, March 5: Chris Moore
Sunday, March 6: Oliver Stone

NEW FILMS

The Confirmation (100 min/U.S.A) (US PREMIERE)
Writer/ Director: Bob Nelson
Executive Producers: Robert Friedman, Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Shawn Williamson Producers: Bob Nelson, Todd Hoffman
Cinematography: Terry Stacey
Music: Jeff Cardoni Editor: Steven Rasch
Cast: Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine, Patton Oswalt, Robert Forster, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tim Blake Nelson, Maria Bello

Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an oddball drywall repairman (Patton Oswalt), Walt and Anthony go on a wildly funny search for the thieves —and find something they never imagined: a true family connection.

Children (75 min./U.S.A.) (WORLD PREMIERE)(Former Film Lab WIP)
Writer/Director: Jaffe Zinn
Producer: Jaffe Zinn
Co-Producers: Sterling Hoch, Stephanie Zinn Pearl
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Samantha Jacober

A hypnotic and nightmarish descent into the far right apocalyptic mindset, Children is a modern parable centered on two young women who head to the mountains on a mission during a hazy, wildfire filled summer in the belief that they’re living in the End Times.

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