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RBC Sunset Beach Screenings

RBC Sunset Beach Screenings

The Gimli International Film Festival and Royal Bank of Canada are proud to announce our 2022 line-up for our legendary Beach Screenings!

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 and on the beach. We showcase all genres of film including some vintage favourites.

Films commence at 10pm every night of the festival pending weather conditions (Rain Venue: Dr. George Johnson Middle School). 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.

2022 Beach Screening Theme: “Beaches, Bengals, and Big Ideas”

10 PM | Wednesday, July 20


One of Robert Zemeckis’ greatest films, Cast Away features Tom Hanks in one of his most highly acclaimed award-winning performances as Memphis-based FedEx operations executive Chuck Noland, who crash lands on a deserted island and undergoes a physical and emotional transformation. This film is a great movie to watch on the beach under the stars and shares some themes that we have become all too familiar with over the last couple of years. Isolation, introspection, and a realization of what is truly important in life.

Starring Tom Hanks, Dir: Robert Zemeckis 

Drama| 14A | 2000 | 144 min



10 PM | Thursday, July 21


A tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped f

rom an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.

Featuring the voice talents of: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere and Kevin McDonald

Animation | PG | 2002 | 85 min



10 PM | Friday, July 22



This beautiful movie adaptation of the hit musical featuring the music of ABBA is set on a colourful Greek island with shimmering blue waters and an amazing cast who will sing and dance their way into your hearts!

A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers. Take a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget.

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Meryl Streep 

Musical/Comedy | 14A | 2008 | 108 min



10 PM | Saturday, July 23


This fantastic film adapted from the award-winning Canadian novel of the same name written by Yann Martel, captures the beauty, the mystery and the message of the book more accurately than most. The movie won 4 Oscars and was a worldwide hit.

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Starring Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan, Dir: Ang Lee 

Adventure/Drama | PG | 2012 | 127 min



10 PM | Sunday, July 24

9 TO 5

This classic comedy also featured one of Dolly Parton’s most iconic songs as the theme and the movie launched her into mainstream pop culture. At the time, “9 to 5” was a statement about the unequal treatment of women in the workplace and became


 known as a feminist film. GIFF is proud to be screening as part of the Future is Ours Series, the documentary, “Still Working 9 to 5”, which delves into the history behind the making of the movie and how the film speaks to current issues and working woman’s rights. You can find out more about the documentary and when it is playing on the GIFF website!

Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton 

Comedy | PG | 1980 | 109 min