Nevermore Returns To Durham
The Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 to deliver its 17th year of horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller, animation and action-adventure films. Since 1999, more than 500 features and shorts have screened at the festival.
In 2016, the Nevermore Film Festival is presenting an international collection of animated and dark fantasy shorts for the first time in its history. The program, called "It's Only A Nightmare, Charlie Brown," includes shorts from Iran, Greece, Germany, China, Singapore, United Kingdom, and many more.
In total, 11 feature films and 41 shorts will be screened during this year’s three-day event in downtown Durham, including the following highlights:
Everlasting (US, 86 min.) — NEVERMORE JURY AWARD: BEST NORTH AMERICAN FEATURE
A teenage filmmaker named Matt (Adam David) finds his life thrown into turmoil when he receives a mysterious package containing a blood-stained rope and a DV tape that shows the murder of his girlfriend, Jessie (Valentina de Angelis). Director Anthony Stabley and crew are scheduled to be in attendance and conduct an audience Q&A on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
Idyll (Slovenia, 84 min.) — NEVERMORE JURY AWARD: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
After a night of carousing, a group of amateur photographers and models head for a fashion shoot in the remote Slovenian woods. On their way to the location, they come across some mysterious locals. (In Slovenian with English subtitles)
Scrawl (United Kingdom, 81 min.)
Simon Goodman is a 16-year boy living in a rundown seaside town. With his best friend Joe Harper, they create a comic book called “Scrawl” as a way to escape their reality. Annie Williams (Annabelle Le Gresley) gets wrapped up in the boys’ new world, along with Joe’s sister Rosie and suddenly, with the appearance of a mysterious girl, Hannah (Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley), events in the comic book start to come to life.
Other NEVERMORE JURY AWARD winners include:
BEST Long-Form Narrative Short: The Fisherman (Spain)
BEST Animation Short (tie): She's Mine (United Kingdom) and A Brief Encounter (Iran)
BEST International Short: A Bite to Eat (United Kingdom)
BEST North American Short: Bad Guy #2
See a full schedule of Nevermore films and screening times.
Single film/program tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at CarolinaTheatre.org or at the Carolina Theatre Box Office. Ten-Passes, which allow the bearer to choose 10 screenings to attend, are $80 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
From the frightening to the fantastic, the Nevermore Film Festival offers a thrilling experience for fans who love movies of wonderfully weird genres.