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TALENT LAB FILMS - for Elementary School (grades 4-7)

This is an excellent fieldtrip opportunity for youth to learn about films and cultures from around the world. These weekday matinee screenings of award-winning feature films are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, discussant or Festival Director.  All films are accompanied by a study guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities, and resources. There are grade recommendations for each film.

Elementary School Programs 2015 (Page 1: Reel Focus; page 2: Talent Lab for elementary schools. The flyer prints on 11×17 tabloid size paper)


The Outlaw League

Tuesday, April 14 | 10:00 AM | VANCITY THEATRE Rated G – no advisory

Flyer - The Outlaw League (Page 1:  langue française - La gang des hors-loi; page 2: English language - The Outlaw League. The flyer prints on 8 x 11 letter size paper)


All the Time in the World

Tuesday, April 14 | 12:20 PM | VANCITY THEATRE | Rated G – no advisory

Note: Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker will be in attendance with the subjects of the film, her family.



TALENT LAB FILMS for Secondary School (grades 8-12)

Talent Lab for secondary students is an excellent opportunity for youth to develop media literacy, cultural awareness, and global understanding. These weekday matinee screenings of thought-provoking films are followed by a Q&A and panel with the filmmakers, producers and actors for further in depth discussion about content, message and aesthetic.

This year’s theme is youth activism. The panelists will discuss the potential of film to inspire social change.

Viewing guides are provided for each film program to all participating teachers, offering useful questions, activities and additional resources for integrating each film’s content into the classroom.

High School Programs 2015 (Page 1: Youth Media Conference & Expo; page 2: YFS & Talent Lab for high schools. The flyer prints on 8 x 14 legal size paper)

New Perspectives: Standing Up 

Wednesday, April 15 | 10:00 AM | VANCITY THEATRE 

Note: Filmmaker Dave Shortt, and Shawnee Gaffney, subject of Under the Rainbow, will be in attendance to discuss the project with the film’s producer, Trish Garner. Garner is a community organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.


True Son

Wednesday, April 15 | 12:20 PM | VANCITY THEATRE 
Note: The Talent Lab screening of Militant Mothers is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Gordon McLennanKevan Cameron a Vancouver poet, community organizer and creative director of Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective and contributor to the Black Strathcona project, and Michael Tubbs, Stockton City Councilor and subject of the documentary True Son. Tubbs will answer questions via Skype.




Instructor: Michael Maryniuk, R2R Artist in Residence for 2015 

Students, performing as actors, move incrementally as we take a series of photos. Imagine spinning hats, students disappearing through walls, and being pulled out of the floor. Working in groups, students will direct and choreograph their own pixilations. This workshop is only available for classes attending a Talent Lab film program on the same day. Space is limited. 

Tuesday, April 14 - 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 14 - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15 - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 15 - 12:45 PM



Feature film: $5/student

Feature film + workshop: $8/student

Contact education@r2rfestival.org to register your class. Bookings will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. We accept registrations from school groups, home learners and individual elementary school students with a guardian, and individual high school students with school and parental consent.