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Ride Your Wave

Ride Your Wave

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. The film follows the story of Hinako, a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

“‘Ride Your Wave’ confirms Masaaki Yuasa’s place among the most interesting directors working in animation today.” (Los Angeles Times)

“It’s inviting enough to persuade audiences unfamiliar with him to dip their feet and then fully dive into the profundity of his imagination, where wonder awaits.” (The Wrap)

Saturday, March 7
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 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.

RIDE YOUR WAVE “Kimi to, nami ni noretara” (Maksaaki Yuasa, 2019 / 94 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs) A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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Weathering With You

Weathering With You

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Join us for an encore screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live action film. The story follows a cyborg policewoman named Motoko Kusanagi, who is… Continue Reading

White Snake

White Snake

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Promare

Promare

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series “KILL la KILL” and “Little Witch Academia,” and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN), PROMARE uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Thirty years has… Continue Reading

VIFF: I Lost My Body

VIFF: I Lost My Body

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VIFF: Checkered Ninja

VIFF: Checkered Ninja

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of ‘L’Age d’Or’ leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the… Continue Reading

Okko’s Inn

Okko’s Inn

The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitarô Kôsaka‘s (a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli), seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. OKKO’S INN delivers a rare ghost story that –despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials… Continue Reading