NCFF Kick Off Bash & Not So Silent Film
Thursday, September 7, 5:30-9:30pm
Doors 5:30pm, Films 6:30pm, Party 7:30pm
The Stone House, 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City
All-Ages, Free, Limited number of tickets though. Those interested in attending must RSVP to for a
complimentary “Ticket to the Moon” before September 1st.

The Nevada City Film Festival embarks on its 17th year with a seven-day voyage to explore the human experience through the best in independent cinema. Beginning with the birth of filmmaking and the rise of black and white silent films, leading into modern day talkies and ending with the future of filmmaking with Virtual Reality, festival-goers will find that the technology of how we see and experience films will change, but a beautifully crafted story will always remain timeless.

NCFF’s Kick Off Bash encompasses this year’s theme of exploration with a special complimentary presentation of the 1902 French silent film “A Trip to the Moon” directed by Georges Méliès. Widely regarded as the earliest example of the science fiction film genre and, more generally, as one of the most influential films in cinema history, this 12 minute short film not only featured lavish set designs and innovative special effects but at the time an unparalleled emphasis on storytelling. NCFF will present this film with a never before heard score written and performed by an all-star line up of some of Nevada County’s most innovative and talented musicians including Randy McKean, Callum McKean, Murray Campbell and Wes Steed.

Attendees will also be treated to sneak peak at this year’s film festival lineup, meet filmmakers and festival directors, enjoy farm-to-table food and craft cocktail specials, fun movie-themed giveaways, and more! It’s also a great time to pick up festival passes and receive Golden Tickets good for special offers throughout the week.

Gimme Danger:  A Film + Music Tribute to Iggy Pop
Friday, Sept. 8 – Opening Night!
Doors at 7PM, Film at 7:30PM, Music at 9:30PM
The Stone House, 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City
$20 (includes film & live music); All-Ages

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Join us opening night as we pay homage to one of rock’s ultimate provocateurs, Iggy Pop, with a screening of director Jim Jarmusch’s film Gimme Danger and music by local good time rockers Beautiful Dudes, Chat Room, My Dallas Teens, and Blake Severn + Broken Spoke.

About Gimme Danger:
Directed by Jim Jarmusch; Runtime: 1 hr 48 min
Emerging from Ann Arbor, Mich., amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock ‘n’ roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s documentary presents the context of The Stooges’ emergence.

All the Feels!  An Evening for the Senses
Saturday, September 9
Miners Foundry, Osborn Woods Gallery + Lot, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
6-9PM, 9PM-Midnight Virtual Dance Party
Free for Art Show, $15 for Dance Party, All-Ages

A sensory evening featuring:
Visual Artists Juli Elin, Jacob Gouveia-Goodrich, Rene Medina, Rahlene Weeden + Stardust Station
Beverages by Ol’ Republic & Chacewater Winery
Music by KVMRx

Dance Party begins at 9PM
With Jumpsuit Records DJ’s Scott Nice + Ryan Herr
Virtual Reality experiences by Exit Reality VR and Galactic Gallery plus live VR Art by Ryan McVay of Ellu Gallery

An Evening with Eric Wareheim, DJ Douggpound & Friends
Thursday, September 14
The Stone House, 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Tickets $20/Adv, $25/Door

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Eric Wareheim is BACK!  And the writer, comedian, director and musician is bringing his friends with him for an evening of comedy shorts, a brand new episode of Bedtime Stories, and something so special we can’t tell you!  Best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric, alongside Tim Heidecker, Wareheim is responsible for producing such comedy cult favorites as as the Adult Swim sketch show “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,” Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule starring John C. Reilly, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Eric Andre Show, and Nathan For You.  He currently stars with Aziz Ansari in Netflix’s Master of None.

Best of the Fest
Friday, September 15
Bandshell @ Pioneer Park, Nevada City
Gates 6pm, Films 7:30pm
Tickets $10/GA, $8/Student & NCFF Members

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Nevada City Film Festival wraps this year’s festivities with an outdoor “Best of the Fest” screening in Pioneer Park. Enjoy delicious eats from local and regional food trucks, live music from Strictly Business, award-winning beer and the winners of this year’s festival including the highly coveted Audience Choice Award.

This year’s program will include Skull + Bone, The Eleven O’ Clock, Little Potato, Bartleby, sans reponse, Edith & Eddie, The Good Fight, and Gardeners of the Forest. Click here for our full list of winners.

Music and general merriment starts at 6pm, with the films beginning at 7:30pm. Bring a low-back chair or blanket.