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My Scientology Movie

My Scientology Movie

Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming British documentarian Louis Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film…. About Louis Theroux.

“Imaginative, alarming and extremely funny… One of the best documentaries of the year.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“A chilling look at America’s most famous 20th-century homegrown religion.” (The Village Voice)

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MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (John Dower, 2016 / 99 mins / PG) British documentarian Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Citizen Jane: Battle For The City

Citizen Jane: Battle For The City

Documentary CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and author of “The Death and Life of… Continue Reading

Strangers On The Earth

Strangers On The Earth

Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way.… Continue Reading

I Am Heath Ledger (Directors in Attendance!)

I Am Heath Ledger (Directors in Attendance!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the poignant and moving documentary, I AM HEATH LEDGER, an intimate look at the life and career of an extraordinarily talented actor whose life was cut tragically short. This feature-length documentary portrait from Vancouver-based director Derik Murray (I AM CHRIS FARLEY) and Adrian Buitenhuis (HUANG’S WORLD) celebrates Ledger’s… Continue Reading

The Happy Film

The Happy Film

A special Vancouver screening of THE HAPPY FILM, hosted by co-director Stefan Sagmeister and presented in association with RGD. Q&A with Stefan Sagmeister to follow. Doors 5:30 pm | Film 6:30 pm *Please note: This event is SOLD OUT. Please arrive early / on time in order to ensure a great seat! New York designer… Continue Reading

Earth Day Screening of Climate Change Doc ‘Tomorrow’ (Demain)

Earth Day Screening of Climate Change Doc ‘Tomorrow’ (Demain)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, April 22 for a very special Earth Day screening of the celebrated French climate change film TOMORROW (‘Demain’). Following the publication of a study that announced the possible disappearance of a part of humanity between here and 2100, co-directors  Cyril Dion and actress Mélanie Laurent (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS),… Continue Reading

Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga

Tomer Heymann‘s MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and “movement language” Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to perform with the prestigious Martha Graham dance company, and attended Juilliard and the School of American… Continue Reading

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life

An intimate journey through the formative years of American auteur David Lynch’s life, this riveting portrait explores how the formative experiences of his youth led him to become the artist he is today. The film includes archival footage and home movies, as well as interviews with Lynch as he paints in his studio. From his… Continue Reading

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Youth for Climate Justice – a group of grade 11 students at Windermere Secondary School, who are also responsible for the Earth Day March and Festival on Commercial Drive – present a free, all-ages screening of documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD on Tuesday, April 4. This acclaimed documentary takes a look at how climate change affects… Continue Reading

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