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Get those tickets early for Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival

By Contributor
September 17th, 2014

Entering into its third consecutive year, the Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival will be hosted once again in Nelson and this time on (Wednesday to Saturday) October 1-4.

For 2014, the Festival expands to four days and will showcase a total of
11 films at three venues. With two festivals now under its belt, the DDFF is slowly aligning itself to become a worldclass event.

Two Festival traditions will be returning this year starting with the opening night Oyster Bar and Film at the Spirit Bar. Bookending the Festival will be the return of the popular closing night Local Chocolate-Maker Showcase with at
least four chocolate makers confirmed to show off their products at the Civic Theatre.

In between those two events are six screenings at the Civic Theatre and two at Expressions Café. Featured as part of the opening night gala will be the feature-length film, Vanishing Pearls – an official selection at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.

The film shares the untold impacts of the 2010 BP oil spill on Point á la Hache,
a close-knit African-American oyster harvesting village on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast.

The evening will also feature 100-mile pizza and salad, samples from the Nelson Brewing Company and live music from Clinton Swanson & Friends.

Get your tickets early as this one sold out last year.

Other films to watch out for this year are Just Eat It, The Last Shepherd, All in this Tea, Salmon Confidential, The Last Ocean, No Land No Food No Life, The Sower and Bean to Bar.

Deconstructing Dinner has become a trusted name in food media, and Festival founder Jon Steinman believes Nelson is the perfect place to incubate what he hopes will evolve into an international event sought out by documentary filmmakers and foodies alike.

“For a small community, Nelson has such a unique blend of good food and the arts,” said Steinman.

“Throw in a one-of-kind movie theatre, and I think the perfect recipe is right here in Nelson for a world-class film festival which we can celebrate as our own.”

Check out the freshly-launched Festival web site for show-times and on-line tickets/passes.

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