Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF)

2nd Annual
Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF)
June 18 – 21, 2015

ANNOUNCES
Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out
a PRE-NIFF SNEAK PEEK

And

Testament of Youth
NIFF OPENING NIGHT GALA

PicMonkey Inside out

Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) announces a special screening of Disney•Pixar’s newest animated feature Inside Out, on JUNE 14. This is an exclusive sneak- peek advance presentation a few days before the festival begins.

Inside Out combines the directing skills of Pete Docter, the Academy Award-winning director of Up, with a voice cast that includes Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, and Diane Lane, just to name a few.

Hot off its world premiere at Cannes, Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out will be screened on June 14, at 1:00pm at Landmark Cinemas 2 and 3, Pen Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario. Tickets can be purchased through EZTix: http://bit.ly/NIFF15insideout or by calling 1-800-656-0713.

NIFF has plenty to announce in the next few weeks, and here’s a taste of things to come: the Opening Night GALA, Testament of Youth, directed by James Kent – a sweeping coming-of-age story set in World War 1. This powerful screening will take place in the prestigious Peller Estates winery, with UK-based director James Kent in attendance. Tickets can be purchased through EZTix: http://bit.ly/NIFF15opening or by calling 1-800-656-0713.

Inside Out
Sunday June 14, 2015, 1 pm, Landmark Cinemas 2 and 3, Pen Centre.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Testament of Youth
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, 2145 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Testament of Youth is a 2014 British drama film based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain, an independent young woman who abandoned her Oxford studies to become a war nurse. The film was directed by James Kent and written by Juliette Towhidi. In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France.

ABOUT NIFF
NIFF is a film festival that aims to shine a cinematic spotlight on the Niagara Region’s extraordinary beauty while showcasing top shelf independent films from across the world. NIFF is run by an expert team of film festival managers, led by Bill Marshall, Founder and Chair Emeritus of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), the world’s most successful public film festival. www.niagarafilmfest.com