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UNBers featured in Silver Wave Film Festival

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Nov 5, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick will host the Silver Wave Film Festival from Nov. 7 – 10, 2019, at UNB Fredericton. UNB is also a festival sponsor.

“UNB arts students and alumni are incredibly lucky to have the foundation of our film community in the NB Film Co-op and the Silver Wave Film Festival,” says Dr. Robert W. Gray, associate professor of film studies and creative writing at UNB.

“The festival offers New Brunswick filmmakers an opportunity to celebrate the stories we tell. You'd be hard pressed to find a local film that a UNB student or alumni has not worked on.”

Silver Wave Film Festival’s opening gala feature film Entropic is an adaption of the title story of Dr. Gray’s 2015 award-winning short story collection. It is the first feature film by writer and director R. W. Gray and New Brunswick-based Frictive Pictures. Entropic tells the story of an introverted man who agrees to help the most beautiful person he knows to find freedom from the burden of those who objectify him. On this harrowing journey through the fantasies of others, he must come to terms with his own desire and how it disconnects him from the world.

The opening gala and the viewing of Entropic will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Tilley Hall at UNB Fredericton. Individual tickets will be available at the door, $9 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Strike Pictures, an award-winning film production company operated by UNB alumni Lance Blakney, Gordon Mihan and Arianna Martinez, will feature two short films in the festival. Unofficial Selection depicts a washed-up con artist that organizes a film festival much to the dismay of his sister. The second short film Velle to Want follows a man experiencing his darkest day. Both films were written and directed by the principle stakeholders of Strike Pictures and film crews were comprised of UNB students and alumni.

The New Brunswick Shorts III screenings will be held on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Fredericton Playhouse. Individual tickets will be available at the door, $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Silver Wave Film Festival screenings will be held at venues throughout Fredericton including the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, the Fredericton Playhouse, Gallery on Queen and UNB Fredericton.

All screenings being held on UNB Fredericton campus will take place in the auditorium of Tilley Hall, room 102. Individual tickets for screenings are available for purchase at the door only. Full festival passes may be purchased for $40 and student passes can be purchased with ID for $20.

Film screenings being held at UNB Fredericton include:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. | Opening Gala: Entropic | $9 Adults; $8 Students and Seniors
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m. | Documentary Showcase | $5 General Admission
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. | Short Documentary (People & Places) | $5 General Admission
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 12 p.m. | Canadian Feature Film Showcase | $5 General Admission
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. | N.B. Feature Film Showcase | $5 General Admission
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. | Closing Gala: Atlantic Feature | $9 Adults; $8 Students and Seniors

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