The Oscars - April 25th

Jason Asbell
April 14, 2021
A way out west there was a fella, fella I want to tell you about, fella by the name of Jason Asbell. I only mention it 'cause some- times there's a man--I won't say a hee-ro, 'cause what's a hee-ro?--but sometimes there's a man. And I'm talkin' about Jason here-- sometimes there's a man who, wal, he's the man for his time'n place, he fits right in there--and that's Jason, the Programming Director of The Civic Theatre. . . sometimes there's a man. Wal, I lost m'train of thought here. But--aw hell, I done innerduced him enough.

The Oscars are April 25th

There is nothing normal about this year’s biggest celebration of Hollywood, The Oscars. Happening on April 25th, delayed by two-months from its usual window, many of the titles on this year’s list couldn’t even be seen on a big screen thanks to the ongoing wake of a troublesome virus. What this delay has resulted in though, is a fortuitous alignment with Canada’s biggest celebration of cinema, National Canadian Film Day on April 21st.

So, aided by the safety of our outdoor D.I.Y. Drive-In, The Civic Theatre is excited to provide Nelson audiences the opportunity to get your fill of current Oscar contenders up on the big wall, as well as honouring a Canadian classic that went on to be nominated for either a Best Foreign Language or Best Director Oscar, prior to the Oscars broadcast on Sunday, April 25th.

National Canadian Film Day is a free/by donation event on Apr. 21st.  Visit this poll to cast your vote between Deepa Mehta’s, ‘Water’, Dennis Villenueve’s, ‘Incendies’, and Atom Egoyan’s, ‘The Sweet Hereafter’.

And to catch some of the current Best Picture nominated films before the big day, come out to ‘Minari’ on Apr. 15th, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ on Apr. 23rd, and ‘The Father’ on Apr. 24th.

To make sure you have a chance of seeing the rest of the slate so you can confidently fill out your predictions ballot for Reo’s video before the big day. Winners will get a Reo's prize pack which includes 5 free rentals! Here’s where you can see the rest of the Best Picture nominations:

‘Promising Young Woman’ - Reo’s Video
‘Nomadland’ – Disney +
‘Mank’ – Netflix
‘The Trail of the Chicago 7’ - Netflix
‘Soul’ – Reo's Video
‘Onward’ - Reo's Video
‘Tenet’ - Reo's Video
‘Emma’ – Reo's Video


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