March and April at The Evans

The entrance to the Evans Theatre. (Credit: Ashlyn Pearce/The Quill)

The Evans will play host to the 50th Anniversary Film Festival this weekend. Eleven movies will screen over Friday March 10th, Saturday the 11th, and Sunday the 12th. Gold passes are available for $40 and will get you into all of the weekends screenings, or silver passes are available for $15 and will get you into three movies over the course of the weekend.

The Evans returns to its regular showings the following weekend.

Fences takes viewers to 1950s Pittsburgh to tell the story of Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker who once dreamed of a career as a professional baseball player. However, he was too old to begin his career once the league began admitting black athletes. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name by August Wilson, Fences features Denzel Washington as Tom Maxson, and Viola Davis, who won best supporting actress for her role in the film, as his wife Rose. Fences plays at The Evans at 7:30pm on Friday March 24th, Saturday March 25th, and Sunday March 26th.

Silence follows the journey of two Portuguese Jesuit priests as they travel to Japan to search for their missing mentor. Set in the 17th century, Catholicism was outlawed and the presence of missionaries is forbidden. Silence features Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as the Jesuit priests, and Liam Neeson as their mentor. Silence plays at The Evans at 7:30pm on Friday March 31st, Saturday April 1st, and Sunday April 2nd.

Maliglutit is a film set in the Canadian Arctic. In 1913 hunter Kuanana returns to find that his wife and daughter have been kidnapped. He quickly sets out to find the men who took them and exact revenge. Maliglutit plays on Friday April 7th, Saturday April 8th, and Sunday April 9th at 7:30pm.

As always, admission is $6 per show, or a 5-movie student pass is available for $20. Popcorn, candies, chocolate, and drinks are all available for $2 each. The Evans Theatre is located on campus right beside the library, and doors open at 7:00pm.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 24, March 7th, 2017.