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Knowledge Network to host premiere of film Only in Nelson

Knowledge Network Brings World Premiere of Only in Nelson to Hometown
Burnaby, B.C. (September 18, 2019): British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting
the world premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary Only in Nelson on
Wednesday October 2nd and Thursday October 3rd at the Civic Theatre.
“We are delighted to again be partnering with Amy, this time on her first feature-length
documentary with Knolwedge Network. She is not only talented, hard-working and
resourceful but a sincere pleasure to work with as well,” said Rudy Buttignol, President
and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Amy’s first film with Knowledge was
Dreamers and Dissidents, a lovely collection of short stories about the people and
history of the Kootenays. It was the winner of our province-wide workshop/competition
that we had organized in Nelson a few years earlier. And now we look forward to the
local community’s reaction when we return for the world premiere of Amy’s new
documentary, Only in Nelson.”
“Knowledge Network is widely regarded as a world-class broadcaster so it’s such an
honour to have them back to Nelson to host the premiere,” comments Bohigian. I have
been fortunate to be living proof of their commitment to fostering filmmakers and telling
stories from across our province.”
The back-drop for the documentary is the 2018 civic election. Nelson has been a
mountain town refuge for free spirits looking to create a funky utopia for generations. As
the election heats up, the bohemian bubble bursts when one man murders another on
the main street over a panhandling spot. This prompts Bubbles the Clown to run for
Mayor as she stumps for the marginalized citizens of Nelson. The former three term
conservative Mayor seeks to reclaim the mayor’s chair from the incumbent who is
known for her progressive social platform. The film follows an eclectic group of
candidates along the campaign trail as they seek to win the votes of the hyper-engaged
citizens whose town is in crisis over how to move forward amidst the wave of global
populism encroaching on their counter-culture haven.
Within public forums and behind closed doors, both candidates and city residents colour
the controversies and issues that define the current social and political climate of
Nelson, laying bare the democratic process of a city grappling with and recreating its
own sense of identity.
Tickets for Only in Nelson screenings are free to the public and available at the Civic
Theatre website at Doors open at 6:30pm for the 7pm
shows. Find more information about the film at
For further information:
Glenna Pollon Amy Bohigian,
Director of Government and Public Relations Director/Producer
Tel: 604-431-3184 Tel: 250 551-1711