Reel Art Film Festival – A Day of Arts and Culture Documentaries


The Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre are teaming up to present a one-day documentary film festival Saturday, Nov. 28, celebrating contemporary art and artists!

The Reel Art Film Festival will feature a collection of innovative, award-winning documentaries. Experience the worlds of a renowned virtuoso solo percussionist, one of Canada’s most celebrated photographers and several ground-breaking unconventional painters. Reel Art promises to surprise and entertain. Film buffs can stop by for one film, or spend the whole day. Screenings are scheduled for 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Co-presented by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre, the festival is a fundraiser for the Campbell River Art Gallery. Tickets are $30 for a festival pass or $12 per screening. For youth under 19 and for people on a low income, a festival pass is $15 and individual screenings are $6. Tickets are available at the Tidemark Theatre at

At 1 p.m., Reel Art is presenting a double bill. First up is Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, directed by Jeffrey Dupree. New York-based visual artist Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head by reinterpreting classical portraits featuring young African-American men. The film follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women he meets on the streets of New York. Then see Bone Wind Fire, directed by Jill Sharpe of Victoria. It’s an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo, three of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists.

At 3 p.m., see Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie, directed by Thomas Reidelsheimer. Grammy Award-winning Glennie is one of the world’s most celebrated percussionists and has produced acclaimed work in the classical, pop and avant-garde fields. What makes her accomplishments remarkable is the fact she is profoundly deaf – relying primarily on feeling vibrations through her feet and body to stay in communication with her musical partners.

The 7 p.m. film will be Watermark, directed by Canadians Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. Featuring the stunning photography of Canadian photographer Burtynsky, Watermark is a feature documentary that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water.

Join us for a thought-provoking day of arts and culture documentaries Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Tidemark Theatre.