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Faces Places

Faces Places

Currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category, FACES PLACES is a quirky, soulful road trip exploration featuring legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and her friend JR, who have a few things in common: A passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR’s photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR’s friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.

“Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.” (Rotten Tomaotes)

“Anyone who can’t enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they’ve given up on the movies, and on life.” (Boston Globe)

Sunday, March 11
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

FACES PLACES “Visages, villages” (Agnès Varda, JR / 2017 / 89 minutes / PG / French with English subtitles) Director Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

VIFF: Black Cop

VIFF: Black Cop

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night screening of 80s horror comedy classic The Return of the Living Dead, a (totally true!) story of two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse who accidentally release a deadly gas into the air – when the vapors cause the dead to rise again… Continue Reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Kowabunga, dude! Join us for a double dose of teenaged turtle action on Friday, September. The original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) is screening in prime time (!) followed by our Friday Late Night Movie, TMNT 2: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE. All ages welcome in the balcony! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Single ticket $8… Continue Reading