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Nickel Independent Film Festival – Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm

June 14

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 Tuesday 

The Strangers’ Case
A film that brilliantly captures the fear and anxiety prompted by events of the last couple of years, as well as the passion and resilience ignited in response, “The Stranger’s Case” recalls William Shakespeare’s plea for humanity in a world full of xenophobia. Moreover, we are inspired to reflect upon how much we, as a society and individuals, benefit from the communal experience of attending live performances. Director: Ruth Goodwin • Ontario • 6 mins

Mr. Ashley Lived Here
Offering a reminder of the great value of preserving the stories of those who have come before us, “Mr. Ashley Lived Here” looks back at the lives of six individuals who grew up in the sharecropping community on the filmmaker’s family farm and former plantation in the heart of central Louisiana. Director: Hannah Timmons • USA • 27 mins

I am the Warrior
Mother and daughter Fox have a poor relationship. The daughter wants to right the wrongs of the residential schools which have had such a detrimental effect on her mother. In her mind, she becomes The Warrior, determined to save the young version of her mother, only to realise that by surviving Residential School, her mother has been the true Warrior all along. Director: Tara Audibert • New Brunswick • 8 mins

Random Thoughts
Through the use of animation, and a painting, “Random Thoughts” explores the world of Sadie Cooper, her views of the world, past and present, and her family history at the lighthouse on Random Head. Director: Stephen Bonnell • Newfoundland and Labrador • 6 mins

Something is buzzing in the hot summer air between Laurin and Tanja. While it develops into an awkward situation, it does inspire him to confront his inner fears and take a leap of faith. Director: Luis Seemann • Germany • 9 mins

Catherine’s inability to communicate with her daughter has been causing her considerable turmoil, but she reluctantly agrees to put these feelings aside and attend a fundraising party. While she finds that distancing herself from her anxieties is much easier said than done, a chance encounter just might provide the first step in the right direction. Director: Andrea Cass • Producer: Martine Blue • Newfoundland and Labrador • 11 mins

After a long time away from her family, Sanne finds herself returning to a hostile household as she awaits news of her father’s recovery from surgery. Within this corrosive environment, filmmaker Anna Demianenko reaches back to a moment from her past in Ukraine to introduce an immediate challenge which could inadvertently provide a solution to the problems that have festered for years. Director: Anna Demianenko • Netherlands • 25 mins


June 14


Nickel Independent Film Festival


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