The Evans Theatre will once again be opening their doors beginning on January 6th. The first movie of the 2017 season is Moonlight, based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. This movie follows the life of a young man from a dysfunctional family as he comes of age during Miami’s “war on drugs”. The film highlights three chapters of his life as he comes to term with his own sexuality. Moonlight plays at 7:30pm on Friday, January 6th, Saturday, January 7th, and Sunday, January 8th.
The second movie of 2017 is Lion, which tells the story of Saroo, a young boy who becomes separated from his family and ends up thousands of miles away in Calcutta. He learns to survive on the streets until he is adopted by an Australian couple. After 25 years, he is on a journey to find the family he lost so long ago. Lion plays at 7:30PM on Friday, January 20th, Saturday, January 21st, and Sunday, January 22nd.
Rounding out the first month of movies is Manchester by the Sea which follows the life of Lee Chandler, a loner living and working in Boston. His life is turned upside down when he receives a call asking him to return to his hometown. His brother has died, and Lee has been named the guardian of his 16-year-old nephew and must return to care for him. With his return comes the reawakening of tragedy he had left behind years ago. Manchester by the Sea plays at 7:30PM on Friday, February 3rd, Saturday, February 4th, and Sunday, February 5th.
The Evans Theatre is located in the George T. Richardson Building at Brandon University, right beside the library. Movies cost $6, or as a student you can get a 5-movie pass for $20, and all concessions are $2. Parking is free on campus after 4:30pm during the week, and is free on weekends. If you have some free time or are looking for something to do, head down to The Evans.
Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 16, January 4, 2017.