The Rio Theatre‘s annual Rio Grind Film Festival continues on Friday, November 26 with Brazilian filmmaker Renata Pinheiro’s sci-fi thriller KING CAR, which has been a hit at festivals around the world including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
This unique and genre-bending vision follows a young man, whose ability to surreally speak with cars sparks a revolution that could save his community. When his invention inadvertently accelerates the underlying problems, our hero’s quest puts him in a fight for survival with capitalism’s zombies. With Matheus Nachtergaele, Luciano Pedro Jr, Jules Elting, Clara Pinheiro, Adélio Lima, and Ane Oliva.
“Renata Pinheiro has masterfully woven together a cautionary tale of capitalism and corruption, seeped in genre elements – resulting in an unforgettable film that is both thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.” (Dark Star)
“King Car is chock full of beautiful and crazy sequences; all brought to life by a fantastic cast.” (Film Threat)
Friday, November 24
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
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.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
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.
KING CAR (Renata Pinheiro, 2021 / 97 mins / Portuguese with English subtitles) Uno has a fantastic gift: he can talk and listen to cars since he was a child. After a new law prohibiting the use of aged cars puts his father’s taxi company in danger, he takes a decision to recover an old family car into a “new one”, and its name is King Car – a car that speaks, listen, and even fall in love. A car that has plans for everyone.