COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to reopen

Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy began on June 12, 2020. Movie theatres are permitted to reopen if they have physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.

Theatres and other movie venues, otherwise known as exhibitors, are encouraged to review these relaunch guidance documents developed by Alberta Health:

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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Persian/Turkish-language Documentary. A family of asylum seekers find themselves stuck in Turkey awaiting a decision about their refugee status from the UN.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in an aggressive context; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent references to executions, torture, and suffering

Thematic elements

  • Family dynamics
  • Seeking asylum
  • New beginnings

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language

Classification date

September 15, 2020