Journey abounds at Elora Journey Movie Competition

ELORA – There’s a brand new movie competition coming to Elora and founder Ian Evans hopes it would attraction to movie buffs, journey lovers and those that discover a transient lull of their calendars between Monster Month and vacation procuring.

The Elora Journey Movie Competition will make its debut Nov. 3 to five on the Gorge Cinema.

The concept was born at a cocktail party, Evans mentioned in an interview at his dwelling.

“Final winter I had slightly movie competition in my storage,” he mentioned.

“After which we had dialogue in regards to the movies with associates over dinner. That’s actually the place it began.”

Evans is well-known in the neighborhood as being an adventurer himself.

He typically speaks about his adventures to college students, seniors and at company keynote occasions – treks to Antarctica, biking round Iceland and Australia, climbing 5 of the seven summits – and a movie known as Lunatic was made about his quest to achieve the South Pole. 

That won’t be one of many movies within the movie competition and Evans will not be gifting away the titles of the movies that can be proven.

However there are hints.

One movie is a couple of desert trek with man’s finest good friend. One is about grasp gliding with birds of prey. One other is about biking and rafting in Mongolia. And one other asks the age-old query, why cease as you grow old?

Evans has divided the movies into applications. Every movie is between three and half-hour lengthy.

Every program runs for 140 minutes, together with a 20-minute intermission, and can be proven twice over the weekend.

Program one can be screened on Nov. 3 at 7pm and once more on Nov. 4 at 2pm. Program two will display on Nov. 4 at 7pm and once more on Nov. 5 at 2pm. 

Attendees can ebook tickets by the movie competition web site or by Evans’ personal web site,

For $20 to see a bunch of movies, it’s fairly fairly priced, Evans mentioned.

“My purpose is for the movies to be inspirational, difficult and entertaining. I would like individuals to depart feeling blissful they’ve seen these movies,” he mentioned.

“And I hope the movie competition will create a vibe on the town and develop into a fixture within the social calendar.”

Evans mentioned he has embraced journey all his life. He’s additionally had some expertise with movie festivals when Lunatic was launched.

“So I’ve seen what (a movie competition) does for a neighborhood,” he mentioned, itemizing doable spin-off advantages to retails retailers, eating places, pubs and motels.

“I hope to offer the chance to see incredible journey movies in a spot that does extraordinary issues on a regular basis.”

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