April at The Evans

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April is here and it is another busy month at The Evans Theatre. And what better way to get out of the house and enjoy some of the spring weather, than to take a walk and see a movie.

First up is the film Maliglutit. This film follows an Inuit man as he returns from hunting to find that his wife has been kidnapped, he sets out to find her. Maliglutit, plays on Friday April 7th, Saturday April 8th, and Sunday April 9th, at 7:30pm.

Also playing on Sunday April 9th is Last Stop to Armageddon. A local film that follows the timeline of Manitoba soldiers as they head to across the Atlantic to join the fight in World War I. The film will be shown at 2:00pm, and takes place on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The Easter weekend brings the film Jackie, staring Natalie Portman. This film follows Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy, in 1963. Jackie, plays on Friday April 14th, Saturday April 15th, and Sunday April 16th at 7:30pm.

A special showing will take place on Wednesday April 19th at 7:30pm. The documentary Manufactured Landscapes, takes viewers inside industrial landscapes. This is a free showing for National Canadian Film Day.

Window Horses, will play the following weekend. This animated film follows Rosie Ming, a young Canadian Poet who is invited to a poetry festival in Iran. She has never been away before, this does not stop her as she sets off on a journey of discovery. I was 100% prepared to judge this movie by its poster, however, I highly recommend watching the trailer. I, for one, cannot wait to see this film. Window Horses plays on Friday April 21st, Saturday April 22nd, and Sunday April 23rd at 7:30pm.

Also playing on Sunday April 23rd is the film Before Brandon: The Grand Rapids of the Assiniboine. This documentary examines a vital geographic site that has been lost to contemporary historical memory. This film is free; however, donations will graciously be accepted, it plays at 2:00pm.

Rounding out the month of April is Hello Destroyer. This film young junior hockey player and the aftermath of in-game violence. As his life is turned upside down he will find himself on a personal journey, searching for reconciliation and a sense of identity. Hello Destroyer plays at 7:30pm on Friday April 28th, Saturday April 29th, and Sunday April 30th.

As always tickets to The Evans are $6 each, or a 5-movie pass can be purchased at the student price of $20. All concessions are available for $2 each, this includes popcorn, canned drinks, candy, and chocolate bars. If you are lucky, there is an adorable (and friendly) little corgi who hangs out at the end of the movies. So, if you are looking to try something new, why not head down to The Evans for an affordable and enjoyable night out.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 28, April 4th, 2017.