EVENTS

All events will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre located at 1007 Vernon Ave

February | March | April | May

February

March

L’Avenir (Things to Come)

Thursday March 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

Presented by:  Ecole des Glaciers.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Languages: French/German with English subtitles

Synopsis: Nathalie is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation.

With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself. An uncommonly intelligent, soul-searching look at what it means to create a life of one’s own.

Awards: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival

Tickets: $5.00




Dheepan

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Director: Jacques Audiard

Country: France  Language: English, Tamil, French

Rating:14A

Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A ProphetRust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

rms-logo-lgRevelstoke Multicultural Society & Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present Movies in the Mountains, the best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

 

Tickets: Films: $8 Three Film Pass: $20 Six Film Pass: $30




Imagining the Columbia River

Friday March 24 - 7:00pm

The North Columbia Environmental Society is pleased to present a night of film and panel discussion about the Columbia River and the Treaty.

Two Film screening; 30 min each

  • History of the Columbia River Treaty (A film by the Columbia Basin Trust)
  • Treaty talks: A journey up the Columbia River for people and salmon (by Xander Demetrios & Adam Wicks-Arshack

Panel discussion with:

  • Loni Parker (Director for Rural Revelstoke, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board) will talk about the Treaty negotiations.
  • Cathy English (Curator, Revelstoke Museum and Archives) will talk about the history of the flooding
  • Ryan Gill (Wildlife biologist, Cooper, Beauchesne and Associates) will talk about the ecosystem from a bird and wildlife perspective.

The Columbia River Treaty and the 14 dams constructed on the river fundamentally changed the Columbia River ecosystem. The dams prevented anadromous salmon from spawning up the river, depriving plants and living creatures of the upper Columbia of an important source of nutrients. The construction of Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar in the 1960s submerged irreplaceable indigenous artifacts and burial grounds and flooded out hundreds of farms and historic towns such as Arrowhead south of Revelstoke. With the dam, Revelstoke lost most of an entire industry: agriculture.

Environmental and indigenous concerns and the rights of farmers who lost their land to flooding were never part of the original Columbia River Treaty. Now the treaty is being renegotiated and efforts are being made to bring these values into the negotiations.

Tickets: $5.00 Suggested Donation




Glory by Shay Kuebler Radical System Art

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. Through a cinematic lens, with first-person video material, Glory takes the audience through multiple images and expressions on the amplification of experience and violence in society.

A company of 6 bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society.

“…athletic mix of martial-arts and street-tinged contemporary dance…” Georgia Straight

www.shaykuebler.com

Residency Component

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art will be in residence with us for several days before their performance preparing for their next show Telemetry. They will be offering some engagement opportunities during this time including:

Workshop – Offering a mixture of technique and repertoire in the class, suitable for ages 13+.

Tuesday March 28, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Open rehearsals – the company will talk about the project prior to running some of the material, suitable for all ages 

Tuesday March 28, 5-6pm &

Wednesday March 29, 5-6pm

Tickets: Pay what you think the show is worth. Included in Super and Holiday Packages




April

Seeds of Time – VENUE CHANGE

Monday April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

VENUE CHANGE : REVELSTOKE UNITED CHURCH – The corner of Mackenzie Avenue and 3rd Street

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative in partnership with RPAC, presents

The Incredible Edible Film Festival

In Seeds of Time a perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
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Tickets: LFI Member - $8 or 3 for $20 Non-Member - $12 or 3 for $30




Canada on Screen – Double Bill – VENUE CHANGE

Wednesday April 19, 2017 - 5:30pm and 7:30pm

VENUE CHANGE : REVELSTOKE UNITED CHURCH – The corner of Mackenzie Avenue and 3rd Street

FREE SCREENINGS! FREE EVENTS!

Revelstoke is part of Canada on Screen, an ambitious retrospective of 150 seminal Canadian films being screened across the country on April 19th in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Revelstoke will be screening two of these 150 films in an exciting double bill:

The Bitter Ash – Wednesday April 19, 5:30pm

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Canada 1963. Dir: Larry Kent. 80 min.

A landmark in Canadian independent cinema, Larry Kent’s nouvelle vague-style look at the bohemian underground of early-’60s Vancouver was practically censored out of existence on its original release due to its frank sexual content.

Practically censored out of existence upon its initial release due to its frank sexual content, the debut feature by Larry Kent is a true landmark in independent Canadian cinema. Set in the burgeoning bohemian/hipster underground of early-’60s Vancouver, The Bitter Ash focuses on Laurie (Lynn Stewart), a young woman who is tiring of her husband Colin’s (Phillip Brown) literary pretensions — not to mention his refusal to work. The couple’s friends are a motley, aimless group, snotty towards outsiders and convinced of their own greatness, even if no one else is. On the outside looking in is Des (Alan Scarfe), a working-class guy with whom Laurie strikes up a friendship, which soon looks like it may lead to something more. A simultaneously sympathetic and caustic portrait of bohemian discontent, The Bitter Ash “conveyed a down-to-earth realism, dramatic tension and sexual eroticism, which came as an unexpected force on screens that were then so empty of Canadian films” (Gerald Pratley).

Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner -Wednesday April 19, 7:30pm

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Canada 2001. Dir: Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit). 170 min.

Zacharias Kunuk’s spellbinding epic, the first-ever feature in the Inuktitut language, was voted one of Canada’s All-Time Top Ten films in 2004 and 2015 polls conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2015, it ranked first — “likely the first time that a film by an indigenous filmmaker has topped a poll of national cinema” (Steve Gravestock, TIFF). Based on a centuries-old Inuit legend, Atanarjuat transports us to an utterly convincing, meticulously recreated pre-Colombian Inuit world, and enthrals us with a mythic, magical tale of love, jealousy, family rivalry, and revenge. The film’s many laurels include the Camera d’Or for best first feature at Cannes — the first (and, to date, only) Canadian film to be so honoured — and the Genie Award for best picture. A memorable and timeless milestone.

Tickets: FREE




Kraft Singles for Everyone – VENUE CHANGE

Friday April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

VENUE CHANGE : REVELSTOKE UNITED CHURCH – The corner of Mackenzie Avenue and 3rd Street

Kraft Singles for Everyone is a heart-felt and heartbreaking performance that opens with the death of a beloved matriarch and touches on such subjects as being an ‘ex-Catholic’ queer and the dynamics of ‘small-town’ big families, and leaves us all asking ourselves what we truly inherit from the blood that runs in our veins.

Grappling with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity as well as topics such as family, class, and social justice, Ivan Coyote is an audience favourite from Anchorage to Amsterdam. With a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur, Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Since the mid-nineties, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist sideman Jon Wood has toured North America and Europe extensively. As a record producer, initially for himself with his own Flophouse Jr project, he has worked with growing numbers of independent Canadian artists including Herald Nix, Rae Spoon and The Beige.

“Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.” Ottawa Xpress

www.ivanecoyote.com

Tickets: $15 Included in Super and Winter Nights Packages




CANCELLED – C.R.A.Z.Y

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Country: Canada   Language: French

Rating: 14A

Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec.

“Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec. Structuring the film around a series of family Christmas parties, Vallée relates the tale of Zac’s (Marc-André Grondin) gradual liberation from the strictures of Catholicism, French-Canadian patriarchy and heterosexual mores in hilarious (and definitely sensual) detail. Careening between lushly obscene fantasies in church, lusty, hard-rocking parties charged with misunderstood desire, and luridly dramatic clashes between an increasingly panicked Zac and his uncomprehending father (Michel Côté), C.R.A.Z.Y. evokes the frenzied sincerity of a young Martin Scorsese.” — Marc Glassman

Tickets: Free Screening! (part of TIFF Film Circuit’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.)




May

Munsch Upon a Time by Project X Theatre

Saturday May 6, 2017 - 3pm

Stories of Robert Munsch adapted by Debbie Patterson
Produced by Project X Theatre
Directed by Mack Gordon
Starring Andrew Cooper, Randi Edmundson and Melissa Thomas

Get ready for fairy tales and time travel when Robert Munsch stories come to life on stage with the help of Professor Pim’s Time Machine! You’ll be beamed back into the past and forward into the future with lots of high-octane energy and loads of laughs. Experience three classic stories from Canada’s most beloved children’s author—The Paper Bag Princess, The Fire Station and David’s Father—plus two new favorites—Give Me Back My Dad! and It’s My Room!—all presented with larger-than-life, family-friendly fun for both the young and the young at heart.

www.projectxtheatre.ca

Ages Recommendation: 2+ and their families

Run Time: Aprox 55 mins

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Tickets: Adults $10 Kids $5