R2R Film Festival | April 10-17, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 Festival. We are delighted to celebrate our 17th anniversary this year and hope that you join us for the festivities. Explore and enjoy our wonderful program. Search by program:
Reel Focus, Youth Media Conference & Behind the Scenes Expo, Youth Filmmakers Showcase, Talent Lab
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Friday, April 10 | 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 11 | 12:30 PM
DIR Roger Allers
CAST Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, and Quvenzhané Wallis
Canada, France, Lebanon, USA | 84 min
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is a deeply spiritual experience, worthy of Gibran’s time-honoured and magical book.
Join us after the Opening Night Screening for the Opening Night Party!
R2R is pleased to partner with the Kids Culture Film Series
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Saudi Arabia | 2012 | 98 min
Ten-year-old Wadjda lives in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. She is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. Against her mother’s wishes, Wadjda desperately wants a bicycle. She is so determined to buy it that she enters a Koran recital competition just for the prize money. In Arabic with English subtitles. View trailer.
One of the Top 10 Films of 2013 in The Guardian
Winner of the Most Popular International First Feature – Vancouver International Film Festival
The Rio Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults, $6 children 12 and under
Saturday, April 11 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
R2R will be serving up some yummy breakfast snacks that every kid and parent will enjoy. Then watch R2R’s Family Shorts program in the comfort of your PJs. Those who come in pajamas receive free breakfast snacks with the purchase of a film ticket. Not wearing pajamas? No problem, breakfast is $2 for children and $5 for adults (cash only at the door).
After breakfast you can experiment at our Animation Stations. All activities take place in the Vancity Theatre’s Atrium, and are free with any ticket purchase (10:30 AM – 4:30 PM).
Sunday, April 12 |1:00 – 4:00 PM
Roundhouse Community Centre
This is an opportunity for the whole family to see an amazing selection of films from around the world. Add workshops that show you how to make your own animation using some wacky props, and paper cut-outs, and you’ve got a truly irresistible afternoon filled with activities.
Special price of $5 per person for the entire afternoon.