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What Makes Us Tick?
This year’s theme is Secrets and Lies. Three films will be used to explore the sometimes devastating and/or heartbreaking effect that keeping secrets and telling lies has on individuals, families and communities. Themes of redemption, forgiveness, and hope will be discussed. read more
What Makes Us Tick? is open to the general public and RBFS members.
Admission prices for RBFS members are $15 per screening if purchased separately and $41 for a three-film package.
Tickets for the general public are $17 per screening if purchased separately and $47 for a three-film package.
Oranges and Sunshine
Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:00 pm
In this heart-wrenching fact-based drama, social worker Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson) uncovers the horrific scandal of forced child migration from the UK. Between the 1940s and’50s and as recently as 1967 nearly 130,000 British children, some orphaned and some forcibly removed from their homes, were packed into ships and sent to Australia.
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1:00 pm
Winner of seven film festival awards in 2004, the film received a 15 minute standing ovation when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. A working class fairy tale, Dear Frankie is the story of nine-year-old Frankie and his mother Lizzie. Frankie remembers nothing of the abuse he suffered as a child and his mother is determined to keep it that way.
Stories We Tell
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:00 pm
The series concludes with the Canadian documentary Stories We Tell. In this genre-twisting new film, OSCAR® nominated writer/director Sarah Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She compiles candid interviews with siblings, relatives and family friends that elicit conflicting answers to the same questions.