Monthly Archives: November 2012

The only thing better than receiving is giving. Give a gift membership to the Magic Lantern Film Society to friends, family, co-workers, teachers, or anyone you care about who enjoys going to the movies. We guarantee they will be tickled pink!

For over a decade, the Nevada City Film Festival has brought top independent cinema to the Sierra Nevada Foothills. When you become a member of our Magic Lantern Film Society you instantly become part of our history by joining the legacy of supporters who have worked to further independent film and filmmaking in Nevada County. Your support enables us to:
  • Support local filmmakers by underwriting their submission fees to the Festival and through the exhibition of their work at the Festival.
  • Host filmmakers from around the globe at the festival.
  • Present creative, diverse, independent films from around the world that would otherwise have little or no other outlet in our region.
  • Curate and present film programs and other related events, including our Young Filmmakers Grant and Young Filmmakers Music & Film Project.
  • Create a world-class international film festival in Nevada County that has a significant economic impact to our local economy
Benefits of becoming a member includes discounts at The Magic Theatre, The Nevada City Film Festival and Magic Lantern Film Society events including our Food & Film Series.  The Magic Lantern Film Society is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit.  All donations are tax deductible.  If you love film, join our growing community of film-goers and filmmakers and help create a lasting legacy.  Become a Member Today!

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With only two screenings left, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Nevada City Film Festival will wrap up the 2012 season of their monthly Food & Film Series with the 1934 classic comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, Friday, November 16 and the holiday slapstick comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Saturday, December 15.

The series that kicked off last April, pairs a popular film with a unique dining experience, and has shown such films as The Big Night, Amelie, and Mamma Mia alongside an Italian feast, French crepes and Greek cuisine, prepared by local restaurateurs and caterers. Films are screened in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and concert sound is brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure. A full-bar, along with either tasty treats or a sumptuous dinner depending on the film is available for purchase.

Friday, November 16, the Food & Film Series screens The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, the film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Nick is a hard-drinking, retired private detective, and Nora a wealthy heiress. Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be a “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he’s pulled back into service by a friend’s disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. The murderer is finally revealed in a classic dinner-party scene that features all of the suspects. The film’s strong suit is the witty repartee between Nick and Nora, who manage to behave like saucily illicit lovers throughout the film even though they’re married. A fun fact about the film, some of the interior scenes were shot inside the Bidwell Mansion in neighboring Chico, California.

Renowned Chef Willem DeGroot of The Truffle Shop in Nevada City will complement the cocktail party theme with an array of decadent truffles and tortes. All truffles are created with an imported Belgian chocolate and not only taste amazing they are small works of art. Truffle Tortes contain two layers of a rich truffle filling (ganache) layered with dark chocolate cake, covered in a smooth chocolate glaze, and topped with the appropriate decoration. Truffle Tortes are available in Cafe Mocha, Raspberry and Hazelnut. Chef Willem DeGroot’s products have been sent to the White House, the Vatican, and other discriminating customers around the world.  The Truffle Shop will also be serving their famous Nevada City Ice Cap.

Save the Date! Saturday, December 15, Chevy Chase, is back as the head of the Griswold family to skewer the Yuletide season in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Chevy mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation also stars Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and written by John Hughes and directed by Jeremiah Chechik. The film is considered a modern holiday classic, inspiring ugly holiday sweater parties across the globe.

California Organics puts an organic twist on the typical holiday feast. They feature 100% certified organic meats, wild and sustainable caught seafood, produce and dairy products.

WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “The Thin Man”
WHEN: Friday, November 16, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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