Italian Film Festival

V6A

Info: Canada/Italy, 2018, 67 mins, World Premiere

Language: English

Director: Ruggero Romano

Showtimes

  • Sunday January 6, 2019 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday January 13, 2019 - 8:45 pm

Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano came to Vancouver in 2016 and was moved to make a film about the inhabitants of postal code V6A, the people of Hastings Street and the Downtown Eastside. We all know the issues: homelessness, poverty, addiction, exploitation and racism, for starters. Yet Romano’s film is unexpected: a loving and in many ways inspiring celebration of the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. The people we meet in these vignettes are artists and musicians, street poets, philosophers and activists.

Please join us in welcoming the V6A film family to Vancity Theatre for the red carpet premiere. On January 6th the movie will be preceded by an art and music reception. A Q&A with the director will follow the movie.