With festival programs spanning four days, things kick off on Thursday, September 8 at the Miner’s Foundry for the opening night party and a screening of the award-winning UK documentary, Of Shark and Man. Not to be missed, Of Shark and Man tells an incredible story of one of the greatest marine conservation successes of all time, personalized through the lens of 32-year-old David Diley who risks everything to drop his dead-end job and pursue his (terrifying) passion of working with Bull sharks, one of the ocean’s most voracious predators.
Friday will also see the 10th anniversary screening of Little Miss Sunshine at the Nevada Theater with filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in attendance. This is a rare opportunity to see the hilarious and touching film that won the hearts of viewers and critics alike in 2006, and which features a very different type of performance from The Office’s Steve Carell.
Saturday’s programs begin at 11:00 a.m., which should leave you enough time to grab breakfast at Ike’s or the South Pine Café before taking the kids to the Miner’s Foundry for a series of child-friendly programming. Fill out the day with more programs, VR experiences, and feature films.
The closing party will commence at Ol’ Republic Brewery on Sunday at 7:00 p.m., but if you’re looking to kill time before then, make sure to hit up the Constitution Day Parade on Broad Street. This year the parade will feature Nevada City’s own Alexander Rossi, winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500! We may not have known anything about that race before, but now we’re all diehard fans!
For tickets, scheduling, and more information on the Nevada City Film Festival, click here. And for more on the weekend’s Constitution Day celebration, head over to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.