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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase tickets contact the LSPU Hall at 753-4531
Nickel Independent Film Festival