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Culturally Diverse Independent Films Highlight February GBC Film Festival!

2016 Film Festival graphicFor the eleventh year in a row Great Basin College brings several independent films to town for moviegoers who enjoy something out of the ordinary. All films begin at 7 p.m. with tickets ($7 for the general public and $6.50 for students and senior citizens) available for purchase 45 minutes before the film starts. The only exception is the February 11 showing of short films where tickets go on sale January 11 at the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and will also be sold at the door prior to the movie. As in past years, local culinary sponsors offer appetizers prior to the movie. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. at GBC and tables for appetizers will be set up in the solarium adjacent to the theater.

Films, culinary hosts and sponsors follow:

  • Thursday, Feb. 11 - " 2016 Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films ” (Not rated) – the best five short films from around the world. Movie sponsored by Duncan Little Creek Gallery & Relax In Style. Drinks will be available at the bar. Due to limited seating, tickets ($7 per person) go on sale on January 11 at DLC. No discounts. Tickets available at the door the evening of the performance if not sold out.
  • Friday, Feb. 12 – “Ex Machina ” (Rated R) – a sci-fi study in artificial intelligence and what makes humans “human.” Appetizers by Pizza Barn. Movie sponsored by Matties.
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 – “Pride” (Rated R) an extraordinary story of two different communities (miners and LGBT activists) who form a surprising and triumphant partnership. Appetizers and dessert by The Merrie Chef. Post-movie wine & hard soda tasting by Blach Distributing. Movie sponsored by Nevins Family Medicine.
  • Friday, Feb. 19 – “Room” (Rated R) – amazing story of a young mother’s determination to protect and nurture her 5 yearold child as they are both held captive in one small room. This film is subject to availability, substitute film is "Hector And The Search For Happiness" ( Rated R). Appetizers by Blue Moon. Movie sponsored by Steven D. Glaser, DDS.
  • Saturday, Feb . 20 – “The End of the Tour” (Rated R) – the story of a five day interview with the acclaimed author of groundbreaking novel “Infinite Jest.” Movie sponsored by GBC’s Department of Arts and Letters.

For this movie, a “Battle of the Food Trucks” begins at 5:30 pm in the GBC Theater parking lot. Culinary sponsors will offer “tastes” off their menus, but movie-goers can also purchase dinner items and enjoy their meal at tables in the GBC solarium adjacent to the theater. Featured trucks include Guerilla Craft Eats, Las Brisas and Tony’s Tacos.

The GBC Film Committee welcomes all independent film lovers interested in selecting next year’s films to contact committee chair Russ Minter at 775-777-6093.

“Our goal is to bring great films to Elko that have not appeared in local theaters for all film fans to enjoy,”
notes Minter.

The Film Festival is just one of several cultural events sponsored by the GBC Arts and Cultural Enrichment Committee. Information about upcoming events can be found at

For More Information Contact

Kayla McCarson
Marketing/Social Media Specialist, Student Services
Phone: (775) 753-2105

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