Event: Nickel Festival Retrospective Screening

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A look back at a now-staple of local industry

11 years, 11 films, 11 bucks. 11/11 (OK, this event is actually on 11/05, but I guess the gang couldn't wait until then to fundraise for the 12th Nickel festival, could they now).

Eleven is an underrated number, I think. It's a twin prime number yo! It's also a pinoneer in the area of repetition, echoes, and reverberations. Others like 22, 33, 44 have tried to follow suit, but eleven did it first.

Likewise, the Nickel is a Newfoundland pioneer in saucy brat independent film. Yes, there's the fabulous St. John's International Women's Film Festival, but the Nickel is their kid brother.

Started by filmmaker Roger Maunder in the year 2000, it's a party every year - welcoming films of all walks of life. I sat on the selection committee this year, and had a great time agreeably arguing with fellow selectees.

Nickel 11 rolls out from June 21-25, but eager beavers can jump on the bandwagon early, on May 11 at the LSPU Hall, 8pm.

11 films will be screened:

Evelyn, The Cutest Evil Dead Girl - Brad Peyton

New Neighbours - Anita McGee

Ugly Telling Lies - Colleen Power

Vive La Rose - Bruce Alcock

Sweet Pickle - Lois Brown/Ruth Lawrence

Yes! Yes! Yes! - Jordan Canning

On Rooftops - Justin Hall

Colic - Noel Harris

Even Now - Liz Pickard

When Ponds Freeze Over - Mary Lewis

10 Days - Christian Sparkes

For more info, call 576-3378 or email nickelcoordinator@gmail.com

To purchase tickets contact the LSPU Hall at 753-4531

Ruth Lawrence

Executive Director

Janelle Hickey

Festival Coordinator

Nickel Independent Film Festival

709-576-3378

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