RBC Sunset Screenings

RBC - LogoThe Gimli Film Festival and RBC are proud to announce the theme and line-up for the 2019 RBC Sunset Beach Screenings! The theme is Summer School!

Roll call! It’s back to school this summer at the Gimli Film Festival.

Leave your ruler and calculator at home though, but don’t forget a towel or beach chair when you make your way to the Gimli Beach for GFF’s nightly RBC Sunset Screenings on our legendary 35ft tall beach screen! All festival-long we’ll be playing classic schoolyard movies you know and love! So study up and come on down to your homeroom on the beach at the 2019 Gimli Film Festival!

Beach Film Tips:

• Shows start after sunset, but good spots go early.

• The marked-off area in front of the screen is the chair-free zone.

• If you bring a chair, make sure it’s low-profile as a courtesy to others.

• Mosquitoes are rare, but sometimes put in a cameo appearance, so be prepared.

• Beach blankets are always a good idea.

• Please respect the beach and keep it clean. No dogs allowed.

2019 RBC Sunset Screenings – Summer School!

Join us for free screenings on Gimli Beach! Check out this year’s line-up of Summer School themed movies.


Still Image from Clueless10 PM | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
dir. Amy Heckerling | PG | 1995 | 97 min.
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was.


Still image from Rushmore10PM | THURSDAY, JULY 25
dir. Wes Anderson | 14A | 1998 | 93 min.
When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max’s new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention


Still image from Mean Girls10PM | FRIDAY, JULY 26
dir. Mark Waters | PG | 2004 | 97 min
Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.


Still image from School of Rock10PM | SATURDAY, JULY 27
dir. Richard Linklater | G | 2003 | 109 min
Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates — much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.


Still image from The Breakfast Club10PM | SUNDAY, JULY 28
dir. John Hughes | PG | 1985 | 97 min

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.




Note: Rain venue is Dr. George Johnson Middle School, 53 Third Ave at Keenora Dr. Please watch GFF website and social media  for updates. Signs will also be posted at the beach and GFF box office by 7 p.m. if the screening is moved to the school.

A film viewing experience unlike any other!

We are famous for our 11 metre tall film screen that stands strong in the waters of Lake Winnipeg during our Festival. Every night during the GFF, you have the chance to catch a flick – and maybe some Northern Lights – under the stars on the beach. These free, public screenings showcase cult classics, Hollywood hits and vintage favourites.  Please read film ratings carefully to ensure you will be attending a screening that is appropriate for you and your friends and family.

Films commence at 10 p.m. every night of the festival.  Pending weather conditions, Dr. George Johnson Middle School will be used as a rain venue. It’s best to grab a spot before sunset as seating gets packed up quickly. Please keep in mind that we have chair-free seating directly in front of the screen and a separate area for lawn/beach chairs. Please be courteous to others by using low sitting chairs, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the film. If you don’t have a chair, build one with sand!

Let’s keep our beach clean and healthy, please recycle and throw out your garbage in designated areas.

And most importantly, have fun!





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