SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Unionevents.com presents

YOU ME AT SIX

with guests YOUNG GUNS & STARS IN STEREOS

Doors 6:00 pm

Tickets $21.50 + s/c

All Ages Welcome

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

KIDS CULTURE FILM SERIES PRESENTS

ELEANOR’S SECRET

Doors 1:30pm / Show 2:00pm

Tickets $8 adults, $5 kids advance or 9 adults, $6 kids at the door

PRIVATE EVENT – NO RIO PASSES/COUPONS.

Net proceeds go to Queen Victoria Annex and Laura Secord School

AGES 5+

TRAILER

Nathanael will soon be seven years old, but he still doesn’t know how to read. When his eccentric old aunt Eleanor dies, she leaves her house to his parents and her huge book collection to the young boy. Nathaniel discovers that the books shelter all the heroes found in children’s literature. Among them are Alice in Wonderland, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood and they are counting on him for protection: if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever. When his parents start selling off the books, Nathaniel is shrunk by the evil witch Carabosse and must brave everything to save his miniature friends. A charming film for all ages.

WON SPECIAL DISTINCTION PRIZE AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION at ROME, LONDON, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS AND NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

VANCOUVER FOREIGN FILM SOCIETY Double Bill

BROKEN 7pm

WISH YOU WERE HERE 9:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: A membership in the film club is required.

Click here to purchase a membership

Premier Member – $72 (12 screenings included in price)
Annual Membership for 2014 – $5
Temporary Membership for the evening – $3

Tickets on sale through Eventbrite: Single Screening $9 / Double Bill $15

BROKEN (91min) (Doors 6:15 pm)
Broken tells the intertwining story of three households in a North London cul de sac, seen through the eyes of eleven year old Skunk. Broken is a nice mix of light and shade, fusing some genuinely funny and charming moments with that of heartache and turmoil. Its writing is witty and cleverly structured. The story might be one of familiarity but the visuals created by Norris are original and nicely detailed. The cinematography and music choices too add to the overall style. It is also good to see a story take place in a relatable setting, with working class and middle class families living side by side, each having their own set of problems, much like the majority of London. Broken has humour, heart and most impressively a unique style which I hope to see more of from new director of the screen Rufus Norris.

WISH YOU WERE HERE (89min)
Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy’s mysterious disappearance.. A nasty secret is revealed about the night Alice’s sister’s boyfriend went missing, but it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night in Cambodia “Wish You Were Here” is the incandescent feature debut of helmer Kieran Darcy-Smith, and a rare kind of showcase for leads Joel Edgerton (“Warrior”) and co-writer Felicity Price as a couple whose South Asian vacation comes back to haunt them. Despite its dubious inhabitants, the film consistently entertains by throwing the kinds of curves one should see coming but doesn’t.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

ANIME MONDAY

Ryōtarō Makihara’s HAL (2013) and

Kazuchika Kise’s GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (Parts 1 & 2)

HAL | Doors 7:00pm / Film 7:30pm

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE | 8:45pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door

All ages welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ 2 pieces of ID for bar service.

HAL (60 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles) | The story takes place in a technologically advanced society in which robots can be programmed to behave like a complete human. A robot is asked to replace “Hal”, who died in an accident, to help Kurumi, Hal’s girlfriend, move on with her life. “Hal” struggles to understand the real Hal’s past, Kurumi’s affections towards Hal as well as the meaning of being alive.

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (Parts 1 & 2. 100 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles)
Part 1 “Ghost Pain” | Set in the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi to investigate, but on the case with her are “Sleepless Eye” Batou who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi.
Part 2 “Ghost Whispers” | Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9.[8] The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Kazuchika Kise’s

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (Parts 1 & 2),

a re-imagining of Masamune Shirow’s classic

Doors 6:30pm / Movie 7:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $8 door

All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (Parts 1 & 2. 100 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles)
Part 1 “Ghost Pain” | Set in the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi to investigate, but on the case with her are “Sleepless Eye” Batou who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi.
Part 2 “Ghost Whispers” | Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9.[8] The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

OPEN MIC MOVIE NIGHT

Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm

Tickets $7 advance / $10 at the door

19+ only for bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

You submitted your shorts. Now we’re gonna play ‘em.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present the second installment of Open Mic Movie Night 2 (Electric Boogaloo) on Tuesday, September 23. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to screen a short film, music video, or even an animated short and have it screen the way it deserves to be seen – on our beautiful silver screen, with a crowd of your besties and Vancouver’s movie-lovers, buttery popcorn, and adult beverages! We encourage and accept all types of work from artists in our safe, positive environment.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

The Critical Hit Show:

A LIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game! For two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues! And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 12, 2014

Geekenders and The Rio Theatre present

STAR WARS: REVEAL OF THE JEDI

A Burlesque Re-Imagining

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $20 advance / $25 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Geekenders completes their epic burlesque adventure trilogy, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, and abiding love for geeky classics. Reveal of the Jedi is an ambitious, sparkly love letter to the last (good) Star Wars movie. Explore the world of Star Wars through theatre, comedy, dance, and (of course) burlesque! Trailer for Star Wars: A Nude Hope on Vimeo and highlights from The Empire Strips Back.

Featuring a cast of over THIRTY of Vancouver’s best of nerdlesque, the event and theatre troupe called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz is pulling out all the stops to ensure a joyful, memorable night for geeks of all types.

STARRING ::
Draco Muff-Boi as Luke Skywalker
Lottie Libido as Darth Vader
Trixie Hobbitses as Princess Leia Organa
Stephen Blakley as Han Solo
Anita Johnson as Chewbacca
Frodo Teabaggins as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Graeme Thompson as C3PO
Roe Butts as R2D2
Lyssa Strata as Yoda
Androsia Wilde as Lando Calrissian
Rael Linford as Boba Fett
Veronica Vamp as The Empress
Whatshername as Jabba the Hutt

With the Storm Troopers ::
Miss Bacon N. Legs
Rainbowglitz Baker
Ginger Femmecat
Myah Neighs

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014

TWENTY ONE PILOTS

QUIET IS VIOLENT WORLD TOUR 2014

with guests

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $24.50 + s/c on sale Friday May 9th 10:00am. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Also available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster outlets.

All ages welcome in the balcony! Bar service only for 19+ with 2 pieces of ID.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014

Union Events and Long and McQuade Musical Instruments present

AN EVENING WITH TERRY BOZZIO

North American Tour 2014

7:00pm

Tickets $25 – $75

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set.

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour. During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

Web | Terry Bozzio Biography

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2014

Live Nation presents

KAT EDMONSON

with guests

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $20.00 + s/c. Charge by Phone 1-888-222-6608. On sale August 8th 10am

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson’s music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from singing in small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals around the world, playing dates with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak.

Edmonson’s third album, The Big Picture, builds upon her previous works, but offers even more of her writing (she wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 songs on the album), and more still of Kat’s unique sound. With no formal vocal training, she instead learned her craft as a child by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on the VCR, drawing inspiration for this album from old films and her favorite songwriters. The result is a delicious batch of pop perfection, with a dozen songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she’s done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of ‘50s and ‘60s pop, ‘70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks. The Big Picture is smart, sophisticated and fun and simultaneously classic and modern.

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2014

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

PRIVATE EVENT – NO RIO PASSES/COUPONS.

An all-new lineup for 2014 celebrating a decade of incredible VHS finds.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:

-A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called “Tiger Moves,” and a tape called “Butt Camp”

-Newly unearthed footage of the world’s most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators

-Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.

-A bizarre instructional video from 1997 with the redundant title, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet”