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Reel Causes presents the Vancouver Premiere of THE FOSTER BOY in support of AUNT LEAH'S PLACE

Reel Causes Society

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Reel Causes screening of "The Foster Boy" in support of Aunt Leah's Place. Members - please show your membership card at the door!
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 Vancouver Premiere  of "The Foster Boy"

 Wednesday February 12th 2014 • 7:15 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

in support of  Aunt Leah's Place                    

 The Foster Boy   

 Trailer • Official Site • Cause

  Directed byMarkus Imboden

   Year: 2011
  Runtime103 minutes

  LanguageSwiss German with English Subtitles





Bavarian Film Awards 2013
Won  Bavarian Film Award    Best Young Actress (Darstellernachwuchspreis) Lisa Brand 
Swiss Film Prize 2012
Won Swiss Film Prize    Best Actor (Bester Darsteller) Max Hubacher 
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Bester Nebendarsteller/Beste Nebendarstellerin) Stefan Kurt 

Nominated 2012
Swiss Film Prize    Best Film (Bester Spielfilm) Markus Imboden 
Best Actress (Beste Darstellerin) Lisa Brand 
Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch) Plinio Bachmann 
Best Music (Beste Filmmusik) Benedikt Jeger 

Markus Imboden's "The Foster Boy" (Der Verdingbub) is the most successful Swiss film in the last five years.

As harrowing as it is beautiful, this poignant drama is Switzerland’s biggest domestic box office hit to date. Set in the 1950's, it tells the story of an orphan boy named Max who is sent to a foster home when his mother dies, and soon after contracted out to work on a farm. But instead of finding affection and acceptance from the Bosiger family, they treat him as little more than an animal. For Max, playing the accordion is the one thing that is entirely his. It gives him the courage and self-esteem he needs to survive. He also values his friendship with Berteli, another orphan working on the farm. At school the two children learn about Argentina, a country of meat and accordions. It becomes their fantasyland of promise and hope.

 PANEL DISCUSSION following the screening!


About Aunt Leah's Place   

 Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills.


Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite -
Reel Causes Members $10 • Non-Members $12

Tickets available At Door - CASH ONLY -
Reel Causes Members $13 • Non-Members $15

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

149 West Hastings Street
VancouverV6B 1G8

Supported by Simon Fraser University’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement


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When & Where

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema - Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, V6B 1G8

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Reel Causes is a Vancouver-based registered BC non-profit society that connects and engages filmgoers with Canadian non-profits working to address social justice, environmental and health-related issues.

Our events are a chance to meet new friends, screen award-winning independent films, and  learn about and connect with organizations making change in our community and beyond!

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