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V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November…”

In 2006, Alan Moore‘s cult-classic and politically-minded, subversive graphic novel ‘V for Vendetta’ hit the big screen with an electrifying script courtesy of THE MATRIX‘s Lana and Lilly Wachowski and a memorable turn from a freshly-shorn Natalie Portman. It goes without saying that director James McTeigue’s highly-stylized, dystopian sci-fi thriller is best viewed on our big screen on November 5 – aka Guy Fawkes Day – and mustachio’d masks are, of course, very welcome!

Freedom! Forever! From the Wachowskis and Joel Silver, the masterminds behind THE MATRIX trilogy, comes another intriguing, action-packed fantasy-thriller. The premise: Great Britain has become a fascist police state in the aftermath of a world war. Now, a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” (Hugo Weaving) begins a violent guerrilla campaign to destroy those who have embraced totalitarianism. In his quest to liberate England from its oppressive ideological chains, “V” recruits a young woman (Portman) he’s rescued from the secret police to join him on an epic adventure to execute a seemingly impossible task.

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. With John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, and Rupert Graves.

**Please note: This re-release features an exclusive conversation between Director James McTeague and Writer/Producer Lana Wachowski as they discuss the making of the film. (Will play immediately following end credits.)

“Just when we were ready to give up mainstream movies as brain-dead,along comes the controversial and gleefully subversive V FOR VENDETTA, a piece of corporate-sponsored art that will have audiences rooting for a bomb-throwing anarchist.” (New York Post)

“Whether you’re mindless or Mensa, you’ll find stuff here to challenge and trouble you, the way a good piece of speculative fiction should.” (TIME Magazine)

Thursday, November 5 Tickets going FAST!
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, November 8 Encore screening!
Doors 8:50pm | Movie 9:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for events end an hour before any given showtime.

V FOR VENDETTA (James McTeigue, 1996 / 132 mins / PG) In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as ‘V’ conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When ‘V’ rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.