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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar (R) nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT avoids inspirational biopic clichés thanks to sensitive work from writer-director Gus Van Sant and the admirable efforts of a well-chosen cast.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“The film sings with creativity and a feel-good ’70s vibe and some fantastic dark humor.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Joaquin Phoenix and director Gus Van Sant raise the bar when they use roguish humor and bruising pain to color outside the box.” (Rolling Stone)

“Leave it to filmmaker Gus Van Sant to make a film about a hopeless drunk who becomes a quadriplegic into a story that’s funny, dark, sad, sweet and even sort of inspirational.” (Toronto Star)

Thursday, August 23
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, August 27
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT (Gus Van Sant, 2018 / 113 mins / 14A) After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. Encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor, Callahan reluctantly enters a treatment program and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The budding artist soon finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent newspaper cartoons gain a national and devoted following.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

American Animals

American Animals

AMERICAN ANIMALS is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Barry Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential… Continue Reading

Blade

Blade

Before there was BLACK PANTHER… There was BLADE. Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of the Marvel origin story you’ve been dying to see on the big screen… Wesley Snipe stars as Blade, a half-vampire, half-mortal man who becomes a protector of the mortal race – all while slaying evil vampires. When… Continue Reading

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (Remaster!)

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (Remaster!)

There’s absolutely no better way to kick off Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and mark Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10) than with a Friday Late Night screening of one of the Rio’s most frequently requested titles – and quite possibly, “the most terrifying movie ever made!” – director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric… Continue Reading

The Editor

The Editor

Following its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, THE EDITOR has gained a massive cult following among horror afficoonados. Astron-6 (the kickass Canadian film crew behind MANBORG and FATHER’S DAY) up their game to a whole new level with a film that works as both a delightfully dark and comic satire… Continue Reading