Wallace Hall was filled with students and staff dressed in 1960's gear, for Queen's Film and Media' annual Ninnies party on March 30. Headbands were pretty much required. Sonja Grgar, Cassandra Ross, Shane MacDonald and Amanda Sage were in the spirit.
Ryan j. Noth, Chair of the Student Film Society, served as Master of Ceremonies. Between awards, he introduced video clips including an exposé of Peter J. Baxter's alter-ego, the Cat Burglar.
Amanda Sage presented Ninnies to deserving students and staff, including a prize given to Linda Graham for her near-perfect performance in a quiz show designed to test her knowledge of the professors in Film and Media.
Blaine Allan, who pointed out that his 1960's included the Rat Pack, picked up the most laughs in the shortest time, with his recitation of original poems. Someone who appeared to be Blaine Allan, also appeared in a video clip which appeared to be a classic moment from Johnny Guitar.
Once the final award had been handed out, the Film and Media faculty and staff hit the stage to play their versions of some Creedence Clearwater tunes from the 60's, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Suzie Q" and "Bad Moon Rising."
Watch the video clip of "Bad Marks Rising" (23MB).
Clarke Mackey and Derek Redmond used a few showbiz tricks to try and steal the spotlight from Pete Cassidy's guitar solos.
The finale of the band's performance was an intense reading of "The House of the Rising Sun" as "The House on Stuart Street", by vocalists Susan Lord and Jean Bruce (seen here), Linda Graham and Francis Leeming.
In a vote taken to determine who had the most fun, Linda Graham was the winner by a narrow margin.
See Alumni News for links to more highlights from past Ninnies.