monday FILM SERIES

 

UPCOMING MOVIES FOR EVERGREEN MEMBERS and VOLUNTEERS

Can’t find the films you’re itching to see in the local movie theatre? Looking for more than the same old Hollywood Blockbusters? Tired of overpriced popcorn? Join us on Monday evenings throughout this season to experience the best in Independent and World cinema. Admission is free for Members and Volunteers only. 

Annual membership prices: Artist/Student/Senior $20 | Individual $25 | Family/Dual $35

Maudie

April 9 |  7pm

A lovely, moving film, Maudie is directed by Aisling Walsh and stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. A co-production of Ireland and Canada, the film is about the life of artist Maud Lewis, who painted in Nova Scotia. In the story, Maud (Hawkins) struggles with arthritis, memory of a lost child and a family that doubts her ability, before moving in with a gruff fish peddler (Hawke) as a cleaning lady. Despite their differing personalities, they marry as her art gains in popularity. It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and won a number of awards at other festivals. After festival screenings and wider releases, Maudie received positive reviews. PG-13

“Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject.” Richard Roeper
“Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, a beautifully matched pair who open up two closed people, unleashing torrents of feeling” New York Times

MEDITATION PARK

April 10 |  7pm — OPEN TO PUBLIC

The Evergreen is proud to participate once again in National Canadian Film Day (NCFD)! This year we will be screening MEDITATION PARK, a film starring Sandra Oh, shot in Vancouver and featured in the Toronto Film Festival. This year’s programming spotlight is on the accomplishments of women in Canadian film.

This is a free event AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, but you can reserve your ticket in advance.

Battle of the Sexes

May 14 |  7pm

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (EMMA STONE in a terrific performance) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (STEVE CARELL) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world. PG-13

“Battle is an extremely well-made movie artistically and should be kept in the game as a contender for critics’ honors and the Oscars at the end of the year.”     Carl Koslowski, Pasadena Weekly

Victoria and Abdul

June 4  |  7pm

When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (JUDI DENCH). As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. PG-13

“Judi Dench can do no wrong, and playing Queen Victoria for the second time in the richly satisfying Victoria and Abdul is an acting lesson par excellence that proves how rapturous it is to watch this great artist do everything right.”      Rex Reed

The Breadwinner

June 25 |  7pm

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom – and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. PG-13

“…unfolds with an animated artistry that is nothing short of majestic.”      Josh Larson, LarsonOnFilm