Virtual Cinema House Exclusive access to outstanding documentaries

Watch first run and award-winning documentaries not available on any other platform or media in Canada, and support the RCA at the same time!

The RCA@Home Virtual Cinema House allows you to experience outstanding Canadian and international critically-acclaimed film content from home.

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Each week, the Virtual Cinema House offers two new documentary releases. Discover a new adventure and experience, across a variety of topics and stories, from journalism and dance to the world's most gruelling horse race. 

Films are available for 4 weeks and you can watch your selected film for up to 5 days.

Your documentary rental costs just C$9.99 to rent with a portion of proceeds supporting the non-profit Rotary Centre for the Arts. Expand your mind and support local arts and culture at the same time!

Week 5

Playing From May 29

Susanne Bartsch: On Top

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP explores Susanne's life and impact through never-before-seen archival footage, verité cinematography, personal testimonials, and highly stylized imagery. From quiet moments at home to the creation of deliciously debaucherous spectacles, Susanne juggles family life with the overwhelming stress of being a one-woman industry. 

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Linda Rondstadt: The Sound of My Voice

LINDA RONSTADT: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century -- and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. The Sound of My Voice tells Linda's story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

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Week 4

Playing From May 22

Chef Flynn

The sophomore debut of director Cameron Yates, Chef Flynn is about a young man’s singular focus and distinctive path through childhood, sharing a rare view of an aspiring chef’s successful rise from the inside.

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This is a rare, intimate exploration of a single oil painting and the first major film to reveal the motive and techniques behind each stroke of paint as the artist creates. The audience is plunged in to the artist's obsessive mind, what starts as a blank canvas, emerges Peter Howson's monumental oil painting; Prophecy.

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Week 3

Playing From May 15


In Buddy, Heddy Honigmann tells the story of six extraordinary dogs that are indispensable for their owners. They are specially trained to assist them in lives that aren’t always easy, but thanks to the incredible skills of their dogs, they are as independent as possible.

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All The Wild Horses

All The Wild Horses follows endurance horse riders from the United States, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom and the Netherlands as they try and compete in the Mongol Derby, the longest and toughest horse race in the world.

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Week 2

Playing From May 8

Ballet Now

Featuring New York City Ballet's Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck - the first ever woman to be asked to curate The Music Center's famed BalletNOW program - and a diverse cast of world-class dancers from around the globe, the film follows Tiler as she tries to execute her groundbreaking vision of mashing together the worlds of tap, hip-hop, ballet and even clown artistry.

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Beyond Moving

Follow the remarkable journey of Siphe November, who left his small township in South Africa to follow his dreams at Canada’s National Ballet School.

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Week 1

Playing From May 1

The Booksellers

THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it.

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This is Not a Movie

For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world...

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Looking for something to do?

Join an RCA@Home Social Club!

It’s like joining a rad book club, but for arts and culture!

Each Club covers a different area of interest, with a host to moderate and up to 12 participants. A weekly topic, performance, or recommendation will be selected every week and members will watch/listen in their own time before meeting with the rest of the group for a discussion.

Discover more and register for your club today!

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