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Nickel Independent Film Festival – Thursday, June 16 at 7pm

June 16

The majority of the Nickels’ festival screenings will be available to watch both in person at the LSPU Hall or online on demand. Both methods will follow the same schedule. For example, the Horror Night screening will take place in person at the LSPU Hall on Thursday at 9:30pm, and that screening will also become available to watch on demand online at that time.


All in-person screenings will take place on the main stage at the LSPU Hall at 3 Victoria Street, St. John’s. Because space is limited we recommend booking your seats in advance, and you can do that by phone at 709-753-4531 or online. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Any amount is appreciated to help us with filmmaker screening fees and other festival expenses. If you purchase tickets online for in-person shows, there are designated Pay-What-You-Can-Amounts in increments of $5. If you call in or come in person to buy tickets, you can indicate how much you wish to pay regardless of the online increments. 

Film Descriptions for Thursday at 7pm

Débâcle draws its inspiration from the shifting courses of the St-Lawrence river in winter. Through a search for the vast ice patch which usually clings to the Quebec North Shore coastline during the colder months, the film bears witness to climate change and the fragility of our coastal regions. Director: Catherine Arsenault • Quebec • 1.5 mins

Letter from Bobeyan
A modern-day explorer who comes across a letter and embarks on a journey to find the truth. Letter from Bobeyan is a fictionalised account of an actual tragedy that occurred in 1850, in the Bobeyan Valley (now Namadgi National Park). Director: Stephen Paul Cooke • Australia • 20 mins

Up to the Sea, She Weaves a Dream
In any armed conflict there are soldiers and people who await their return. In this beautiful animated short, three generations of women await their loved ones and dream their way across the sea to their memory. And even when they know they will never return, they knit to heal the wounds of war. Director: Maryam Khalilzadehbin • Iran • 9 mins

The Incredible Vanishing Sisters
Almost two centuries ago St. John’s became the first place in the Americas to welcome the
Presentation Sisters and Sisters of Mercy. In recent years their numbers have diminished but the need for their work certainly has not — and the few who are left capably lift heavier loads than ever before. Director: Kenneth J. Harvey • Producers: Kenneth J. Harvey, Katherine Harvey • Newfoundland and Labrador • 62 mins


June 16


Nickel Independent Film Festival


The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's, NL Canada
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