‘The Humanity Bureau’ opens with free showings in Oliver

‘The Humanity Bureau’ opens with free showings in Oliver

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The Humanity Bureau, actor Nicolas Cage's latest movie, filmed mostly in Oliver and Osoyoos, is showing for free at the Oliver Theatre starting April 7. (Craig Pulsifer photo)

Last year The Humanity Bureau, a new science fiction film starring actor Nicolas Cage, was filmed in Oliver and Osoyoos. Now those communities will be able to see the film free of charge, starting this weekend.

Minds Eye Entertainment, the production company behind The Humanity Bureau, is sponsoring the Oliver Theatre in having free admission for all of the film’s showings.

Kevin DeWalt, the film’s producer, hadn’t visited the South Okanagan before and was captivated by the scenery. Now he wants its residents to have an opportunity to appreciate that beauty.

“Until you see it on a big screen you don’t realize what you have,” he said. “Hopefully the entire community can come out and pat themselves on the back and realize they live in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.”

The film showcases recognizable locations in the South Okanagan including the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Oliver Theatre, along with some that aren’t so recognizable. The Okanagan Correctional Centre was used for several scenes, as well as residences in the area.

The film opens at the Oliver Theatre on Saturday, April 7 with showings at 7 and 9 p.m., as well as April 8-10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and April 13 at 7 and 9 p.m.

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