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Justice Film Festival Presents: Evelyn – September 10, 2019, 7 pm

Jul 5th, 2019 | By | Category: City News


Marda Loop Justice Film Festival justREEL film series presents screening of: Evelyn

Where:  River Park Auditorium (3818 14a St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3Y2)

Cost: FREE


Each year the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival strives to present innovative and meaningful documentaries that encourage Calgarians to take positive action in their communities, this nation, and the world.

Synopsis:  Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

When his brother, Evelyn, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication.

Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma.

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 100 minutes

Director: Orlando von Einsidel

Language: English

Premiere: Alberta


We hope that we will be able to not only improve our attendance and following, with your assistance, but that we may also inspire Calgarians to change our communities, nation, and world.





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