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Welcome to the 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival. Every year since the new millenium arrived visitors have enjoyed world-class independent films from across the globe in a truly festive environment. Join us this year for a particularly stunning lineup of movies, workshops and, of course, parties! Enjoy the beautiful Sierra Foothills, meet the filmmakers and figure out how to never leave.

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Movies Under The Pines

The Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family:

Saturday, June 4 – Moonrise Kingdom
Friday, June 10 – Finding Nemo
Friday, June 24 – The Wizard of Oz
Friday, July 8 – Back to the Future
Saturday, July 9 – Edward Scissorhands
Saturday, August 27 – The Goonies

Each film was carefully selected for both kids and parents to enjoy. The film festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase at concessions. More detail and tickets here!

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What’s all this about some magic in the hills?


I keep hearing about Nevada City being the next place to disappear and get your spiritual & creative kicks realigned. In fact I’ve been hearing of NC as the ‘next’ forever. So, what’s up with a tiny gold-rush town that breathes in dreamers and breathes out such talents as Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Dayton, and Tahiti Pehrson? And why are its residents so pleased that we never actually become the next big thing?