Canadian FLiKS Festival returns

Velcrow Ripper is the filmmaker of Occupy Love, which headlines the FLiKs Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m. - submitted photo
Velcrow Ripper is the filmmaker of Occupy Love, which headlines the FLiKs Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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Nelson’s 20th annual film festival, the Canadian FLiKS Festival goes this Friday and Saturday.

Becoming Redwood opens the festival Friday February 8 at 7 p.m. Shot in BC, this inspiring dramatic comedy is about 11-year-old Redwood Forrest Hanson (a child of the ‘60s) who dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he will reunite his parents.

Lunarcy! follows at 9 p.m. on Friday, and is a wacky documentary about people who are infatuated with the moon. From selling moon lots, to those who want to move there now, this insightful documentary speaks about our sense of home.

Saturday’s fest fare starts at 1 p.m. with The Fruit Hunters, a film on hunting for and preserving the gene pool of exotic, rare and endangered fruits.

Following at 3 p.m. on Saturday is The World Before Her, an expose on the effect that beauty pageants are having on India’s culture.

Occupy Love, Velcrow Ripper’s third and final film on the Occupy movement, is the headliner on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Velcrow will Skype from New York to introduce the film

The final film of the festival is Stories We Tell by Sarah Polly on Saturday at 9 p.m. Weaving together archival footage and reconstructed scenes, Sarah and her family unravel the mystery of the family history, resulting in an amazing, riveting documentary.

All films are rated PG and will be shown at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets to the festival can be bought at Otter Books.

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