The new Vancouver women in horror documentary GIRLS WITH GUTS (formerly working
title “Vancouver Video Vixens”) by emerging Vancouver filmmaker Becca Kozak (2021, 68
minutes) will introduced by the director, screened and followed by a Gigi Saul Guerrero
moderated Q&A with the director and Vancouver-based women horror directors featured in
Monday, October 11
Doors 2:30 pm | Movie 3:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Ticket $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/valid ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
Becca Kozak’s GIRLS WITH GUTS explores post-modern feminism through interviews with
primarily Vancouver area Canadian horror movie directors. In Carol Clover’s seminal
academic paper on feminism in slasher movies (which ended up in her book “Men, Women
and Chainsaws”), she suggested what was original viewed as a misogynistic format was
actually a much more subversive feminist arena with final girls emasculating the killer male
force in the narratives. Now we get to see how far that path goes deep into the dark genre
woods, with a coven of filmmakers that are conjuring up some very sick and terrific s**t, as it’s
all murder, guts, and fun with this punk-style documentary.