Feels Good Folly Fest in partnership with the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative announce film screenings planned for this year’s festival.
If there’s one thing that can be said of the vibrant Feels Good Community, it’s that it is dedicated to supporting New Brunswick artists. Feels Good originally began as an online community of artists back in 2007, acting as a sort of resource hub for collaboration, communication, and inspiration. Over the course of a few short years, the community has expanded tenfold (or more!), and have presented events throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Now a regional organization with outposts in Saint John, Moncton and Halifax, Feels Good presents unique events year-round, most notably Feels Good Folly Fest in the Village of Gagetown (tickets here!).
Throughout the years, Feels Good’s mandate has stayed the same: support and celebrate local artists of all genres and disciplines. That’s why they’ve decided to incorporate yet another discipline into this year’s Folly Fest – Folly Films 2017. This small, curated film festival will run simultaneously with the rest of Folly Fest, presenting locally made short and feature films at the Yippie and Courthouse stages on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Presented in partnership with the amazing NB Film Coop, Folly Films 2017 features 12 local films, from documentaries about the transgender experience to cat comedies. There are filmes noir , psychedelic trip-outs, and everything in between. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Folly Films.
Admission to Folly Film screenings are included in the price Folly Fest festival or day passes. For non-passholders, there will be screenings held at the free Courthouse stage on Saturday and Sunday evening, including Beerocracy, a documentary on craft breweries in New Brunswick, Turtle in the Wrong Shell, and a screening of The Last Waltz, to coincide with the Feels Good band’s musical recreation of the timeless classic!
Selected films/filmmakers include:
Alex Vietinghoff & Shauna Chase – Beerocracy | Don Flatt – Cats | Gordon Mihan – The Wakefield Will | Kelly Hill – The Glitz | Pat Bonner – Bad Noise | Adam Cooper – Stephen Lewis Documentary | Alex Brewer – Black & White and Dead All Over | Henry Colin – Turtle in the Wrong Shell | Ty Giffin – The Trip | Jenna Marks – How You Turned Into A Fish | Amy Bourgaize – Chiaroscuro | Angus Swantee – Bill’s Landscape & Exorcism Services
Folly Films Complete Schedule:
Courthouse Stage – The Last Waltz (Saturday evening) Turtle in the Wrong Shell & Beerocracy (Sunday evening)
Yippie Stage – Saturday (12:15pm – 12:45pm) Wakefield Will, Cats, Black and White and Dead All Over
Yippie Stage – Saturday (4:15 pm – 4:45 pm) Bad Noise, The Glitz and The Trip
Yippie Stage – Sunday (12:15 pm – 12:45 pm) How You Turned Into A Fish, Chiaroscuro, and Bill’s Landscape & Exorcism Services
Yippie Stage Sunday Evening (4:15 pm – 4:45 pm) Stephen Lewis Documentary
Folly Films would not be possible without the ongoing support of the NB Film Coop, assisting the Folly crew with many aspect. For more information, visit www.follyfest.ca.
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