Foundations Film Festival: An Evening Full of Purpose

Anita Cussler | 16.10.19

Every year, Alzar School hosts the Foundations Film Festival in Cascade, Idaho at the only cinematic theater in Valley County: The Roxy Theatre. The Roxy opened its doors for the first time in 1939, and has remained a staple in the area ever since. In 2013 the theatre was drastically remodeled, equipped with new seating and a state-of-the-art sound and video.  The films shown during the Foundations Film Festival all embody at least one of the Alzar School’s six foundations: Academics, Leadership Training, Environmental Stewardship, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Exchange, Service Learning. In addition, this year the collection of films expressed our commitment to continual growth in our community and on both of our campuses. The films we showed addressed the challenges the wild spaces we love to explore face and what we can do to ensure a wider realm of access for generations to come. We also delved into the world of educational philosophy as technology advances and differentiation is being proven to be more necessary than ever before. 

The Roxy Theatre in Cascade, Idaho.

The Alzar School Foundations Film Festival is an awesome opportunity for students to get off campus and head into Cascade to see the community in which they exist. The crowd was full of students, teachers, alumni, parents and community members, all brought together to learn and experience the Alzar School mission. We watched and learned from the leaders in the outdoor and educational industries in order to show students and onlookers the impact we hope to have on the spaces around us. It was an eventful evening full of purpose. We hope to see you there next year!

Below is a list of the films shown:

Wild Owyhee

The Future of Learning, Networked Social Society

Diversity and Inclusion in Our Wild Spaces


Idaho Campus

Koktuli Wild