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The Rio Grind Film Festival: Bodied (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Bodied (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

In his third feature film, director Joseph Kahn (perhaps best known for his work crafting music videos for up-and-comers like U2, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Eminem and Britney Spears) dives headfirst into an explosive “safe space” where the art of battle rap and PC-culture literally collide, triggering a hip-hop infused satirical tsunami that brilliantly captures… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

Finally… A killer body-horror comedy that passes the Bechdel test – HEATHERS meets MEAN GIRLS in an Instagram universe. It’s Vancouver-based (we’re claiming him, mmmkay?) writer-director Tyler MacIntrye‘s TRAGEDY GIRLS, it’s bloody good fun, it’s one of the breakout horror his of 2017, and it’s hitting the Rio Theatre‘s screen as our Friday Late Night Movie… Continue Reading

Infinity Baby

Infinity Baby

Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby, run by the garrulous Neo (Nick Offerman), is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble – infants that do not age. Ben (Kieran Culkin), a serial monogamist who says he wants… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Top Knot Detective

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Top Knot Detective

In the early 1990’s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective Series was syndicated to public access TV in Australia and became a cult success. In Japan, it was titled “Ronin Suiri Tentai” (roughly translating to “Deductive Reasoning Ronin”), but soon came to be known in the West as TOP KNOT DETECTIVE. The original Japanese series was… Continue Reading

Dead Shack (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

Dead Shack (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

On a weekend getaway at a rundown cabin in the woods, Jason, a cautious teen, his crude best friend Colin and his fearless older sister Summer are forced to work together, grow up and save their hard-partying parents from their predatory neighbor intent on feeding them all to her undead family. Director Peter Ricq in… Continue Reading

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Directed by Michael Showalter (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER) and based on the real-life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani (SILICONE VALLEY) and comedy writer Emily Gordon (who also both co-wrote the script), THE BIG SICK quietly emerged as one of the sleeper hits of 2017. Nanjiani stars here as a Pakistani comic who meets an… Continue Reading

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, October 30 for a crazy-good Halloween Classics Triple Feature! Our Marathon Monday Movie Night celebrates three truly iconic films from one of the best decades e-ver for genre lovers – the 1970’s, baby! We’re including two classics from Brian De Palma – the rock opera PHANTOM OF… Continue Reading

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

“Beware the moon…” In John Landis‘ (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS) Oscar-winning 80’s horror-comedy AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) star as American college students whose backpacking trip through Britain takes an unexpected turn – after  a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is… Continue Reading

VIFF: Tiger Girl

VIFF: Tiger Girl

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

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