Posted on February 14, 2012 by Christopher Thrall

Under alumni guidance, the Nordlys Film Festival moves to a new home in the Bailey Theatre.

A few years ago, the Nordlys Film Festival grew too large for Pretty Hill (the Olson home). We worked with an organizing committee that consisted of Alumni, students and community members to host the festival at Augsutana.

As the festival grows under the direction of Hans Olson’05 (award winning film maker), it moves to a new home in the Bailey Theatre. We hope that you will purchase a ticket and stop by to say hello in support of an amazing Arts Event. You won’t only run into former Augustana students as hosts, organizers and attendees – you can also catch them on stage between films!

Don’t miss Jason and the Diatonics (http://jasonandthediatonics.com/) who played a sell out show in the Augustana Theatre not too long ago.

Perhaps you are interested in volunteering: info@nordlysfestival.com

On behalf of the Nordlys Film and Arts Society Board of Directors

On Friday, February 17, the Nordlys Film and Arts Festival gets under way at its new home—the historic Bailey Theatre on Main Street in Camrose.

“Everyone is excited about Nordlys moving to the Bailey this year,” says Steven Hansen, a member of the Nordlys board and alumnus of Augustana (2005). “We have a fantastic line-up of films and we get to show them in a stunning venue. Movie-lovers don’t want to miss this.”

The festival features nine films from seven countries, including the premiere of Sacred Cinema, a film by Edmonton filmmaker Mark Power who will be in attendance for the show.

Saturday night’s program includes a concert by Jason and the Diatonics from Vancouver.

“It’s a weekend-long celebration of film and the arts,” says Hansen.

As in festivals past, local musical talent will be showcased between films.

Nordlys begins on Friday, February 17 at 6:30pm with cocktails and lefse. In the festival’s opening night tradition, guests are encouraged to wear black and white in whatever way suits them. “Formal or fun,” says Hansen, “anything goes.”

For complete information about the Nordlys Film and Arts Festival, visit www.nordlysfestival.com. Also, Like the festival on Facebook.


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