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Badass IV: Canadian Shorts  & She Who Must Burn (w/ Larry Kent)

Badass IV: Canadian Shorts & She Who Must Burn (w/ Larry Kent)

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th.

Saturday, Feb 24

Doors 3:30pm
4pm: Canadian Badass Short Film Block
5:15pm: She Who Must Burn (Canada) presented by legendary indie Director Larry Kent with Q & A to follow. Never before screened in B.C.
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Tickets $12 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Festival Pass available online by clicking HERE

*Must be 19+ w/ID for admission. 
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this festival, sorry.

“The most effective and frightening horror films are those based in reality, whether it’s actual events or what could easily happen. Larry Kent’s SHE WHO MUST BURN taps into actual events and then takes it to the next level, a level that’s entirely possible.”

Badass IV is highlighted by new films from maverick film legends old and new, and a range of exciting live shows and interactive sessions with filmmakers. Badass IV features a tribute to pioneering Canadian indie filmmaker Larry Kent, who will be presenting the B.C. premiere of his latest Vancouver-shot shocking feature: She Who Must Burn, never before screened in B.C.

As well as presenting his latest film, director Larry Kent will be accepting a lifetime achievement award (as a UBC student, Larry Kent directed 1963’s feature The Bitter Ash which was banned on release, but which topped three 2017 lists for best Canadian film of all time, and was an early truly independent filmmaker whose career has spanned 20 films over 54 years to date).

Badass IV is also very proud to screen the new feature films from kickass Canadian action Director April Mullen (director of Below Her Mouth, 88, & Dead Before Dawn 3D – in which she was the first female and youngest director to direct a live-action Stereoscopic 3D feature film). Badsville’s stars include Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break).

Other features to screen include: Ayla from Director Elias (Gut), starring Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo) and Tristan Risk; Stephen Biro’s American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon; and, from Ireland, Director Paddy Murphy’s action thriller The Three Don’ts; features with select cast and crew attending from each feature attending and participating in Q & As.

Badass IV will have three shorts programs comprising international, Canadian and local shorts, including new films from monsters of the Vancouver genre scene including: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Ariel Hansen, Turner Stewart, Jason William Lee, Topher Graham and many others.  Badass IV events Feb 23-25, 2018 include: Opening Night Party (with a special screening of new WiHM 2018 blood drive PSA shorts and surprise screening), 5 feature films and three short film blocks, fest access to additional in-competition online feature and short screeners, Awards Gala, and Caravan of Creeps circus performances. Event hosts  include: Samantha Mack, Tristan Risk, Gidget Gravedigger and Mister Nickel.