OPEN Cinema returns for 2018-19

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to announce our OPEN Cinema screening program is returning for the 2018 – 2019 program year! OPEN Cinema celebrates some of the best films submitted to the festival, drawing on our extensive back catalog of films, in an organized screening program that is held from October until March.

“The response to our OPEN Cinema program has been absolutely tremendous since we first started the program several years ago,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden. “We have a wonderful group of regulars that seems to grow each year, and I think we’ve put together a wonderful program of films for this year’s screenings that our audiences are just going to adore.”

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OPEN Cinema returns on Tuesday, October 16th at the Yorkton Public Library starting at 7:00 p.m. Our October screening will be a collection of shorts that focus on Saskatchewan Stories; these are films that highlight either notable people, places, or have filmmakers with a connection to our province. The films to be screened are:

• Evelyn and I – An experimental and fictional film about Saskatchewan filmmakers and prairie landscapes

• MaxTV – Deserted Saskatchewan – A visual journey through the vistas of Castle Butte and the rolling sand hills near Leader, and more of the unique landmarks and structures Saskatchewan has to offer

• Boom or Bust on the Simpson Family Farm – Two brothers work to keep their Saskatchewan Century Farm alive in the age of the super-farm. They don’t always agree, but they press on to get the job done.

As our Saskatchewan Stories are presented as part of Library Week, Chief Librarian Meagan Richards will serve as our guest speaker for the evening.

This will also be the first chance to collect your first screening sticker as part of this year’s OPEN Cinema Passport program. Collect four out of the six possible screening stickers to have your passport be eligible to win two tickets to the 2019 Lobsterfest event at the Yorkton Film Festival!

OPEN Cinema is presented 100% free of charge and open to the public.

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