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Actor: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Night Raiders

Night Raiders

The year is 2043. A military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are property of the State. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. NIGHT RAIDERS is a female-driven dystopian drama about resilience, courage, and love.

Executive Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, the Indigenous sci-fi thriller NIGHT RAIDERS marks the feature film directorial debut from award-winning Saskatchewan-born Cree/Métis writer/director, Danis Goulet (Wakening, Barefoot). The film stars Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, Blood Quantum), Brooklyn Letexier-Hart (Burden of Truth), New Zealand’s Alex Tarrant (Seachange, When We Go to War), Shaun Sipos (Krypton, Dark Matter), and Emmy and Tony Award-winning Amanda Plummer (Hunger Games, Pulp Fiction).

A Canada / New Zealand co-production, NIGHT RAIDERS was selected for the International Financing Forum at TIFF 2018, and the Sundance Institute’s Talent Forum in 2019.

“‘Night Raiders’ should become the most talked-about Canadian film of the year. And for good reason.” (Globe and Mail)

“A dystopian thriller that feels utterly of the moment.” (NOW Toronto)

“With the legacy of residential schools still being uncovered with every new discovery of unmarked graves, how pertinent this movie is: Prologue is past.” (Winnipeg Free Press)

Wednesday, November 3
Doors 5:50 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Saturday, November 13
Doors 3:15 pm | Movie 3:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Monday, November 15 Final Screening
Doors 5:50 pm | 6:25 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
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*In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.

NIGHT RAIDERS (Danis Goulet, 2021 / 97 mins / 14A) In a post-war future, a mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try and rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

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VIFF: Blood Quantum

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