Saturday, June 21, 2008

Justin Brake gives a heads up on The Nickel in The Telegram

Nothing like the Nickel
Film festival attracts entries from home and away
JUSTIN BRAKE Special to The Telegram

The Nickel Independent Film Festival is celebrating its eighth anniversary this year with five days of screenings and a series of workshops for filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and the public.The event, which runs June 24-28, will showcase 47 new films from various countries, including England, Spain, Ireland, Japan, Germany and the United States, as well as more than a dozen productions from Newfoundland.

The evening screenings, during which the majority of the films are shown, run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at LSPU Hall each night during the festival. Two 10:30 p.m. late-night screenings have been incorporated into the schedule to offer horror movie buffs an opportunity to see all the scary flicks in one shot, and to make time for Spanish director Emsi Primo's feature-length drama "My Way."


Simms' first feature length film "Down to the Dirt," which features a slew of Newfoundland talent including Joy, Joel Hynes - whose novel inspired the movie - Mary Lewis, Sherry White and Jody Richardson, will be shown at Empire Studio 12 as part of a pre-festival fundraiser event June 23 at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $15 at Capitol Video on Military Road.

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