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REASON OVER PASSION
Rating: NR
Runtime: 80 mins.
Language: English

REASON OVER PASSION (1969)

An examination of notions of Canada, joining the country’s physical landscape with the familiar symbols — the flag, the anthem, bilingualism, the national railway — that stand in for Canadian identity

Director: Joyce Wieland - Writer(s): Pierre Trudeau
REBELLE / WAR WITCH
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: French and Lingala

REBELLE / WAR WITCH (2012)

The painful story of a child soldier in sub-Saharan Africa who can predict when the enemy is approaching. Rebelle was nominated for an Academy Award and won 10 Canadian Screen Awards.

Director: Kim Nguyen - Writer(s): Kim Nguyen
RÉJEANNE PADOVANI
Rating: n/a
Runtime: n/a mins.
Language:

RÉJEANNE PADOVANI

1973 / Director: Denys Arcand / Writers: Jacques W. Benoît, Denys Arcand / 94 min / French / PG
A biting social satire about a highway developer who throws a fancy dinner party to celebrate the opening of a new highway, with many important politicians, judges and movers-and-shakers in attendance.

Director: n/a - Writer(s): n/a
REPEATERS
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 89 mins.
Language: English

REPEATERS (2010)

A gritty mind-bending thriller about three 20-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each morning they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one. Starring Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew and Richard de Klerk.

Director: Carl Bessai - Writer(s): Arne Olsen
RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 88 mins.
Language: English

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (2013)

Fifteen-year-old Aila takes over the family business — drug dealing — while her dad is in prison, and tries to stay out of the clutches of the evil residential school official, Popper. With moments of tenderness, magic realism and wry humour, this portrait 
of life on a 1970s reservation is both entertaining and moving.

Director: Jeff Barnaby - Writer(s): Jeff Barnaby
ROADKILL
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 85 mins.
Language: English

ROADKILL (1989)

Ramona is sent to recover an errant band who are in danger of missing the final date on their tour, and has her own adventure in the wilds of Canada. With Don McKellar and Valerie Buhagiar.

Director: Bruce McDonald - Writer(s): Don McKellar, Bruce McDonald
ROCK & RULE
Rating: PG
Runtime: 77 mins.
Language: English

ROCK & RULE (1983)

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon, and her band must help her to stop his evil plan. Canada’s first animated feature, with songs by Iggy Pop and Lou Reed.

Director: Clive A. Smith - Writer(s): John Halfpenny, Patrick Loubert, Peter Sauder
ROLLERCOASTER
Rating: AA
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: English

ROLLERCOASTER (1999)

Five teenagers break into a defunct amusement park in search of fantasy but f ind personal demons instead. With Brendan Fletcher and Kett Turton.

Director: Scott Smith - Writer(s): Scott Smith
ROMEO AND JULIET IN SARAJEVO
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: English

ROMEO AND JULIET IN SARAJEVO (1994)

In war-torn Sarajevo, a Muslim woman and a Serbian man attempt to escape, but are gunned down and die in each other’s arms, the tragic moment actually captured by a photojournalist’s lens. This doc focuses on the circumstances that led to the killing, and on the emotional aftermath.

Director: John Zaritsky - Writer(s): n/a
ROMÉO ONZE / ROMEO ELEVEN
Rating: NR
Runtime: 91 mins.
Language: French, Arabic

ROMÉO ONZE / ROMEO ELEVEN (2011)

Rami (Ali Ammar) is a shy, physically handicapped young man — but on the Internet, he poses as a successful businessman. That is, until the girl he’s been messaging wants to meet him.

Director: Ivan Grbovic - Writer(s): Ivan Grbovic

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