A celebration of the best of Canada's film-making from across the country featuring drama, documentary, and French-language work from some of Canada's top directors, actors, and industry professionals.
Each year the festival kicks off with a Friday evening gala presentation and reception. The weekend continues with two screenings on Saturday and Sunday featuring a wide variety of genres and storylines. Come and see what makes Canadian Cinema so great!
Tickets on sale:
Weekend Passes: $40 includes 5 feature films and 2 receptions. Opening Night Passes: $15includes opening night feature, welcome reception, beverage, and appetizers.
Available from The Arts Station, 601 1st Ave. Call 250 423 4842 to reserve/pay by credit card, or purchase at the door, subject to availability.
9pm:OPENING RECEPTION at the Central Bar with special guests: writer, director & producer David Ray, and lead actors Emma Grabinsky and Andrew McNee.
During one fateful weekend, the family of brilliant astrophysicist Albert James has a complete meltdown, setting in motion a raucous and hilarious series of events that mirror his radical theories of the behaviour of the universe.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST
1pm: Young Filmmakers Contest - FREE ADMISSION
A juried selection of films from under 14's plus a selection of kids shorts from the NFB. 50-minute program, FREE and all welcome.
7pm: It's only the end of the world (French with English subtitles)
A writer returns to his hometown, planning to announce his upcoming death to his family. As resentments surface, fits and feuds unfold until all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love.
It’s the summer of 1976 and 15 year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), bored and restless, is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his Dad (Allan Hawco) and grandmother (Cathy Jones). Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sara Stone), they hitchhike towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). As Kit and Alice reach their final destination their relationship is tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND
5pm: KONELINE (pronounced Koh-nu-lee-nuh)
'KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful' is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELINE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change.
6:30pm: CLOSING RECEPTION at the Vogue Theatre
7pm: The Edge of Seventeen
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
The Reel Canadian Film Festival is a program of the Arts Station. All screenings and events are held at the Vogue Theatre and are screened in English, except where otherwise noted.