We are very saddened to say that Mark Delmage, our friend, fellow volunteer, teacher, pilot, mentor and familiar face of the Evans Theatre, died on Friday, January 8.
Mark was part of the Brandon Film Festival family for nearly 50 years and led from the front, taught by the side, and pushed us from behind. Both as a teacher at St Johns Ravenscourt and as a leader in the 82nd Air Squadron (Air Cadets), he was dedicated to making better men and women of the youth in his charge. He had no children of his own but there are many who have been taught as if they were.
Mark was an extremely dedicated projectionist, and while his heart beat with the tempo of the old film projectors, he embraced the new technology. He was key to helping the Evans enter the new digital era.
We miss him greatly, and when there is time in the future for us to get together safely and remember him, we will.
A tribute memorial movie in Mark’s honour will be arranged at the Evans theatre at a future date.
You may leave a note in honour of Mark on Brockie Donovan’s site.
Until then, stay home, stay safe, and we’ll see you at the movies.
Photo courtesy Ken McKenzie-Cochrane.
In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the volunteers of the Evans Theatre film programme have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Spring movie series.
We thank our dedicated volunteers and our faithful audience for a great year so far, and we look forward to seeing you all in September 2020, when we re-launch with new films.
See you at the movies.
Here’s the slate of movies coming this spring!
Mar 20 – Mar 22: Clemency
Mar 27 – Mar 29: Tel Aviv On Fire
Apr 3 – Apr 5: Sorry We Missed You
Apr 10 – Apr 11: The Song of Names [*]
Apr 17 – Apr 19: Military Wives [**]
Apr 24 – Apr 26: The Lighthouse
May 1 – May 3: Blood Quantum
All seats $6 | All concession items $2 | Cash only
See you at the movies!
[*] Easter Weekend: No show on Sunday
[**] Sunday 2pm Mantinee, featuring a performance by the Shilo Military Wives Choir
The Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and guess what: You can check out some of them right here in Brandon, at the Evans! (Or, lucky you, you might have already seen some of them at the Evans.)
Best Motion Picture
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
- Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
- Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Full list of nominations
If you’ve been watching this site like a hawk, waiting for news of our February–April shows, you may have noticed that a couple of films have been removed from the list—The Leisure Seeker and The Other Side of Hope. Rest assured that we still intend to do everything we can to show these two movies; we’re just waiting on solid dates from our distributors. As soon as we know for sure when they’ll play, they’ll appear here on our website.
See you at the movies!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve had to remove The Leisure Seeker from our February program. We hope to be able to get it into the schedule at a later date.
We’ll have a new film scheduled soon for the weekend of Feb. 2-4.
Sorry about this, folks! We were looking forward to showing it.
We’ve replaced The Leisure Seeker with Call Me by Your Name.
Coming January 6th at 2 PM: local filmmaker Craig Cesmystruk presents his latest MTS documentary, Powerhouse on the Prairie: Brandon University Bobcats Men’s Basketball, 1986-1989.
Here’s what we have coming up in March and April.
March 24-26 Fences
March 31-April 2 Silence
April 7-9 Maliglutit
April 14-16 Jackie
April 21-23 Window Horses
April 28-30 Hello, Destroyer
Sunday April 2 2:00 PM Please Bring Your Guitar – a documentary about Russ Gurr
Sunday April 9 2:00 PM March To Armagedon – a local documentary about Camp Hughes/WWI (anniversary of Vimy Ridge)
Wednesday April 19 7:30 PM Manufactured Landscapes – free film for National Canadian Film Day
Sunday April 23 2:00 PM Before Brandon – Grand Rapids Of The Assiniboine – A local documentary
Wednesday June 14 Fire Song – a special event for Pride Week
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Brandon Film Festival, which is the organization that presents the weekly film programme at the Evans.
Come celebrate 50 years of film with us!