The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for
The Vancouver International Film Festival
The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018
For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org
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Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through.
Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept. 13 at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 7pm.
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
VIFF General Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456
Doors open half hour before doors
Camera wo Tomeruna
ALT | Altered States
Gory and goofy in equal measure, Ueda Shinichiro’s gonzomedy (gonzo-zombie-comedy) starts with an unbroken 37-minute shot, serving notice of the unhinged mayhem to come when the isolated cast and crew of a low-rent zombie flick are set upon by a horde of the legitimately undead. But that’s just the beginning of the twists in Ueda’s wild romp, which proves itself an uncanny shapeshifter as it seamlessly transforms into a showbiz satire and sympathetic character study while continuing to deliver thrills at every blood-soaked turn.
You honestly might have to go back to Edgar Wright’s modern classic Shaun of the Dead to find a film that so slyly demonstrates a deep understanding of genre tropes (and precisely how to recalibrate them) and proves itself capable of almost effortlessly combining a surfeit of laughs with copious empathy and buckets of plasma.
“Marvelously inventive… A terrific Japanese horror-comedy that proves there’s somewhere the zombie apocalypse movie hasn’t yet gone… One Cut captures all the craziness and exhilaration of movie-making on a minuscule budget. High-energy performances from a cast of little-knowns are perfectly tuned to the material.”—Richard Kuipers, Variety