Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers premieres at the Evans

Street Media Inc., in association with The RCA Museum, Canada’s National Artillery Museum, is proud to announce that the documentary, Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers, will be premiering at the Evans Theatre on November 2 nd 2012. The event begins at 7:00PM with a champagne reception – the screening of the documentary and a special question-and-answer session with the filmmakers, Graham Street and Marc George, to follow.

This premiere is also part of The Brandon Film Festival’s 2012 fundraising efforts, as all net proceeds from the event will go to the Save Our Screen Campaign.

Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers is a broadcast-length documentary, featuring the stories of three men from Western Manitoba who fought for Canada during the First World War. This community-expression documentary was produced by Street Media Inc. and is written and hosted by The RCA Museum Director, Marc George.

Filming for this project took place in the spring and summer of 2012 and features many locations throughout the Westman area including the Town of Boissevain, Camp Hughes Provincial Heritage Site and The RCA Museum in Shilo. The filmmakers also traveled to France, following the footsteps of the Westman soldiers who fought for their country in the iconic Battle of Vimy Ridge.

This documentary was produced in association with MTS TV ‘Stories From Home’ (formerly Manitoba on Demand). The broadcast premiere of Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers is scheduled for November 8th 2012, exclusively on MTS TV.

To find out more, please contact:

Graham Street
gstreet@street-media.ca
204 720 3332
Marc George
marc.george@forces.gc.ca
204 765 3000 ext. 3531

Official website: www.warpathsdocumentary.com

Save Our Screen

With the coming switch to digital projection, the Evans Theatre (and the Brandon Film Festival Inc., the non-profit corporation which presents movies at the Evans) faces a significant challenge.  In as little as a year, we will be unable to show films in the traditional sense; all movies will be delivered on digital media, rather than on film.  Our projection system will be obsolete.

There is a significant cost to a digital conversion.  We face a fundraising challenge in the neighbourhood of $80,000.00.  That’s a lot of money, especially for a small theatre in a small city in a small province.  We need help.

We’re not just standing still; we’re looking into all possible options, including grants, corporate sponsorship, and donations.  The Brandon Film Festival Inc., by the way, is a registered charity, able to provide tax receipts for donations received.

We really enjoy showing films to the people of Brandon and Westman; we’d love to be able to continue to do so.  Please consider a donation, if you’re able.

How to donate

Donate online

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you’d prefer to send a cheque, our mailing address is:

Brandon Film Festival
PO Box 21084
West End Postal Outlet
Brandon MB
R7B 3W8

Cheques should be made out to Brandon Film Festival.

The Post-Lifers to play at the Evans

The Brandon Film Festival will be screening a short live action comedy/mockumentary film with Brandon connections. The Post-Lifers depicts a zombie infestation from the zombies’ perspective.

The film is the creation of Darren Hutchings, Greg Kovacs, Brad McMillan and Nathan Hawkins. Hutchings was born and raised in Brandon (with a little time in Neepawa) and is an alumnus of Brandon University. Kovacs lived in Brandon in the mid-80’s where he and Hutchings became life-long friends. Another friend from Brandon settled in Kitchener, Ontario and married McMillan. The trio explored their love of film and film-making and, with the help of Hawkins, have brought The Post-Lifers to life.

The Brandon Film Festival is proud to be a showcase for emerging film talent from Manitoba. We strive to bring independent, foreign, Canadian, documentary, and just plain good film to Brandon.

“The Post-Lifers” will be screened the weekend of March 30 – April 1 along with the feature length film Carnage at the Evans Theatre on the campus of Brandon University. Tickets are $6 at the door. Showtime is 7:30pm.

For further information about The Post-Lifers, contact Darren Hutchings at:
d_hutchings@hotmail.com or by phone at 416-623-8107.

Trailers for The Post-Lifers can be found at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0anlOmt1cA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsW6ITGMiBM

Special Event — If I Should Fall

On Sunday, February 5th, 2012, the Evans Theatre will screen If I Should Fall, a modern documentary of what loss in war means through the eyes of the YouTube generation.  Director Brendon Culliton was student at Fanshawe College when filming began in 2010.

All box office proceeds from the movie will go to charity.

More details

Meet the Film-maker

Local film-makers are featured the weekend of December 2-4.

Bevan Klassen will be at the theatre Friday Dec 2 to talk about his new feature film OF GAMES AND ESCAPES.

Chris Beyette will join us Saturday Dec 3 to talk about the premiere of his new short film A TELL TALE HAUNTING.

Both of these award-winning film-makers call Brandon home. Learn about how they made their films and the state of film-making in Manitoba.

We are very excited to be able to show these films. Be amongst the first audiences to see them!