FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 4

Opening Night Film - If I Had Wings

Allan Harmon Canada 2013 88min

Descriptive track for the visually impaired *     

VANCOUVER PREMIERE

Alex is blind and Brad can’t seem to stay out of trouble. These two young men are thrust into an unlikely friendship—training together for the cross-country track team. Filmed in Langley, B.C., this uplifting story is about overcoming the odds and finding the self-determination to achieve dreams… albeit, with a little help from the people who love you.  The all-star Canadian cast includes Richard Harmon, Jaren Brandt Bartlett (Arctic Air), Craig Bierko (Body of Proof), Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas), and Jill Hennessy (Law and Order and Crossing Jordan).  The production is a family affair, starring Richard Harmon as the young lead, his sister Jessica as the coach, his father Allan directing and mother Cynde producing.

Cynde Harmon, Lorne Cardinal, Jessica Harmon, Genevieve Buchner, and Dylan Playfair will be in attendance.

The theme song was written and performed by American Idol singer, songwriter, and pianist Scott MacIntyre, who is visually impaired. Select cast and crew will be in attendance.

Themes: friendship, sports and disability, bullying, First Nations, coming of age  

Recommended for ages 8+

*We have headsets for the visually impaired.* 
Please phone to reserve a headset: 604-224-6162. You may also reserve a headset when purchasing tickets online. Select the number of tickets you need and click on "check out." On the next page, you have the option of reserving a headset (one per ticket, as needed).  Note that the headset supply is limited.

Following the screening, join us for a celebration of R2R's Sweet 16 Birthday in the theatre's atrium.  

 

Media Coverage
WE Vancouver: "Reel People: All in the Harmon Family"
Georgia Straight: "For Richard Hamon, Reel 2 Real's a family affair"

 

Headsets are provided by:

Checkout the R2R GIF-tastic tubmlr page. Artist Rickie Lea Owens will offer an exclusive Workshop: How to Make an Animated GIF on Sunday, April 6 in the Vancity Theatre atrium. 

Opening Night Party

 

The celebration of R2R's Sweet 16 Birthday will begin with a reception and an installation in the theatre's atrium. The reception is catered by Nelson the Seagull, with cake by EastVillage Bakery. There will be an installation by R2R's artist in residence Rickie Lea Owens, who will be joining us from Montréal, and Sweet 16 photographs by Rachel LandoThe theme song for If I Had Wings was written and performed by Scott MacIntyre—a visually impaired singer, songwriter, pianist, and quarter finalist on American Idol. He will perform live, and will be joined by young performers are from the “Steinway Young Artist Society.”

 

 

Piano generously provided by:

Tom Lee