Miranda de Pencier won the Directors Guild of Canada’s award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for this inspiring, true Canadian sports story. Set in a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. With Jack Anawak, Fred Bailey, Seth Burke, Tantoo Cardinal, Colton Clause.
“It’s a movie that tells its story with authenticity and heart, and that makes all the difference. It scores.” (NOW Toronto)
“Bracingly unsentimental and transcendently moving at the same time.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
“Where ‘The Grizzlies’, named after the eventual team, really comes to life is in the space it gives a young, mostly nonprofessional cast to shine as winning individuals.” (The Georgia Straight)
Sunday, June 2
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE GRIZZLIES (Miranda de Pencier, 2019 / 104 / 14A) Inuit youth in a small community gain a powerful sense of pride through the sport of lacrosse, in this true-story account of tenacity, renewal, and inspiring resilience.