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12 Rated for Youth Screenings in December

My stories. Your Stories. Their Stories.

Helping youth see the world in a different way, great film can foster imaginations, inspire, educate and entertain. The Vancity Theatre presents some of the best independent cinema from around the world.

This month we are thrilled to present 12 films from around the world which have been rated for youth – so grab the kids, bring their friends and come enjoy the comforts of Vancity Theatre. Youth tickets are set at $7 with the exception of Shakespeare screenings which are $13.

The_Boy_And_The_World BOY AND THE WORLD 

Winner of over 40 festival awards, Boy & the World is a kaleidoscope of stunning animation and Brazilian samba music; it’s a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Rated: G – screens Dec. 18 – Jan. 2 

5-hidden-robot-fortress1THE HIDDEN FORTRESS

See the movie that inspired George Lucas’s original Star WarsThe Hidden Fortress on beautiful 35mm print from Janus Films. Rated: PG – ONE NIGHT ONLY, Dec. 12th

singininthedark_michaelbosver2Singin’ in the Dark presented by Michael van den Bos

Just in time for Christmas, Vancouver film scholar Michael van den Bos raises the spirit of singers from movies past. Following in the tradition of his popular Vancity Theatre Reel Jazz and Dancing in the Dark clip shows, Michael has curated and hosts Singing in the Dark, a collection of exciting vocal performances as seen and heard in the movies, including a special stocking stuffer of Hollywood holiday songs.
Rated: G – one day only, Dec. 20th 3pm 

ShakespeareGlobeTheatre_JuliusCaesarJulius Caesar from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Bringing the pinnacle of English theatre to cinema audiences around the world, Globe on Screen presents brand new productions of Shakespeare’s plays presented in the famous Globe theatre in London, recreating the space and audience experience the Bard would have envisaged.
One day only – Dec. 22nd 


Winding_Stream_Carters_Cashes_and_Course_of_Country_MusicThe Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music

There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. Featuring music from Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Sheryl Crow, George Jones, John Prine, Joe Ely, Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson Opening night show features a live performance by Petunia (of Petunia and the Vipers).Rated: G – 4 screenings, Jan 4 – 7, 2016. 

To view the full series, please visit: http://www.viff.org/theatre/series/rated-for-youth

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