V6A (With Director Q&A!)
12:45pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano has called Vancouver home since 2016 and after witnessing the struggle of homelessness, poverty and addiction in his adopted city, was moved to make a film about the inhabitants of postal code V6A - the area commonly known as the Downtown Eastside. Designed to challenge expectations and inspire locals to think about their fellow citizens in a new light, V6A is also an unexpected celebration of the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. In the search for truth and authenticity, the film explores human nature in its fight against the toughest, often man-made odds by questioning the definition of "home."
Ruggero will be at the Rio Theatre on March 23 & 30 for a post-screening Q&A.
"With warmth and heart, V6A captures the DTES as Vancouver's growing front in a global class war." (The Georgia Straight)
"V6A defies audience expectations in a spectacular way." (Hamyaari Media)
"V6A is a documentary about Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but it isn't just another documentary about the Downtown Eastside." (YVR Screen Scene)
Saturday, March 23
Doors 12:15 pm | Movie 12:45 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (May not be appropriate for very young children.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
V6A (Ruggero Romano, 2018 / 67 mins / PG)
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