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2010 Nevada City Film Festival: Official Lineup

Nevada City Film Festival

Nestled in the foothills of northern California, the Nevada City Film Festival has evolved from a locals-only fest into a four-day international smorgasbord of short films, plus a couple of features thrown in for good measure. There’s also filmmaking panels, award ceremonies, a live comedy show and some very special guests.

This year, NCFF welcomes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of the Adult Swim hit Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! On the 21st, they’ll be screening a very special selection of shorts and music videos from the show.

The features they’re screening are Brett Haley’s The New Year, which stars indie breakout actress Trieste Kelly Dunn (Vacation!); Stuck! by underground bad boy director Steve Balderson; and the innovative animated film MARS, directed by Geoff Marslett, who way back in the day (1999) directed the underground music video Monkey vs. Robot for James Kolchaka.

NCFF is also screening a couple of films from some of the Underground Film Journal’s favorite directors, including Tony Gault‘s Fledgling (co-directed with Elizabeth Henry); Wisdom Teeth by animator Don Hertzfeldt; Leo Age‘s Florescent Gray; and the hilarious Death Row Diet directed by Mike Salva and featuring the voices of Jonathan Katz and Tom Leopold.

The full lineup of films is below, but to find out venue, ticket and special event info please visit the official Nevada City Film Festival website.

Aug. 19

8:00 p.m.: The New Year, dir. Brett Haley. A beautiful single gal is forced to move back home to take care of her sick dad, but things start to look up when she runs into an old high school rival.

Aug. 20

6:00 p.m.: MARS, dir. Geoff Marslett. Two guys and one gal take off for the red planet and the only way to relieve the tedious boredom of the flight there may be a little romantic entanglement.
Screening with: El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa, dir. Chema García Ibarra

6:00 p.m.: “Wild Things”
Wolf Creek, dir. Patrick Kack-Brice
Fledgling, dir. Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
Shelter, dir. Jason Sussberg
Last Elephants in Thailand, dir. Donald Taylor

8:00 p.m.: Stuck!, dir. Steve Balderson. In this tribute to ’50s women-in-prison movies, a young woman is sent to death row for a murder she didn’t commit and is locked up with the worst female degenerates — and guards — on the planet.

8:00 p.m.: “Shorts and Giggles”
Wisdom Teeth, dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No, dir. No Mas
Death Row Diet, dir. Mike Salva (Watch Online)
Wrestling With My Father, dir. Charles Fairbanks
Winner: Best Short Film, dir. Peter Meech
A Short Film, dir. Rick Williamson
Career Day, dir. Ivette Garcia Davilla
One Square Mile of Earth, dir. Jeff Drew
Please, dir. unknown

10:30 p.m.: Nevada City Film Festival Comedy Show
Featuring Tim Heidecker, plus Duncan Trussell, Brody Stevens, Howard Kremer aka Dragon Boy Suede and hosted by DJ Douggpound and Johnny Pemberton.

Aug. 21

1:30 p.m.: MARS, dir. Geoff Marslett. Two guys and one gal take off for the red planet and the only way to relieve the tedious boredom of the flight there may be a little romantic entanglement.
Screening with: Eclipse, dir. unknown

4:00 p.m.: The New Year, dir. Brett Haley. A beautiful single gal is forced to move back home to take care of her sick dad, but things start to look up when she runs into an old high school rival.

4:00 p.m.: “Love Is Strange”
The Right Stuff, dir. Ben Berlin
All Animals, dir. Robert Arnold
Empty House, dir. Sean Christensen
Florescent Gray, dir. Leo Age
One Day, dir. Thomas Leisten Schneider
Please, dir. unknown
How to Make a Baby, dir. Cassidy Curtis

6:00 p.m.: “Reel Life”
Time Machine, dir. Mark Kendall
Shelter, dir. Jason Sussberg
Shave, dir. Sean Christensen (Watch Online)
Waiting for a Train, dir. Oscar Bucher
In Summer With Terry Riley, dir. David Nicholson and Jeff Clark
Planet XQ, dir. Erinn Clancy
How to Make a Baby, dir. Cassidy Curtis

6:00 p.m.: “Short Stories”
Ventaja del Sicano, dir. Luis Moreno Bernardo
The 3rd Letter, dir. Grzegorz “Greg” Jonkajtys
The Bridge, dir. Philipp Wolter
Beine Brechen, dir. Florian Krautkrämer
Up Under the Roof, dir. Darin Read

8:00 p.m.: “Life in Music”
Quartetto, dir. Kentaro Kobayashi and Junji Kojima Namikbashi
Carmen, dir. Paola Marino
In Remembrance of Lobi Traore, dir. unknown
My Musical Life, dir. Mike Bloebaum

8:00 p.m.: “Survival of the Crittest”
Wisdom Teeth, dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Win Some Lose Some, dir. Tim Wilmott
Sunday Punch, dir. Dennis Hauck
Seahorse, dir. Molly Allis
El Amante del Padrino, dir. Sven Alexander Heinrich
Ataque de los Robotos Nebulosa, dir. Chema García Ibarra
Gray Expectations, dir. Spencer Seim

10:00 p.m.: Tim & Eric Awesome Show Special Screening

Aug. 22

1:30 p.m.: “Wild Things”
Wolf Creek, dir. Patrick Kack-Brice
Fledgling, dir. Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
Shelter, dir. Jason Sussberg
Last Elephants in Thailand, dir. Donald Taylor

4:00 p.m.: “Film Fest Favorites”
A select program of some of our favorite short films from the 2010 Festival.

7:30 p.m.: “Golden Oldies”
From the early years of the Nevada City Film Festival, including favorites such as Moto-genocide, Curious Acts of Modern Lovers, and Jobby the Awesome Surfer.


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