14Afor some sexual content including graphic images, and brief drug use
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.
PGFor thematic elements and some violent images.
ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
The Reel Youth Film Festival empowers young artists to express their creativity, entertain audiences, and share their visions for a more just and sustainable world. The festival is a model for community engagement, a celebration of youth culture, and a showcase for the richness and diversity of a new generation of filmmakers.
Come celebrate this gala event, free for youth, with a selection of short films from our talented young filmmakers around the West Kootenays, and an international program that The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together from across the globe – all made by filmmakers 19 or under. Chosen by a youth jury from over 1,500 submissions and 100 countries. This collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of filmmakers.
This screening is made possible from the generous support of Nelson and District Credit Union and Work Safe BC.