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Genre: Documentary

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

“So dazzlingly transformative is the restoration of this footage that it may as well be the product of a movie shoot.” (Variety)

Technology has allowed Jackson to erase the barriers of time and speak to a new generation about what war does to youth.” (Rolling Stone)

An emotionally rich documentary that wows both as a technical achievement and an unforgettable portrait of a terrible period of 20th century history.” (Empire Magazine)

Saturday, March 9
Doors 1:45 pm | Movie 2:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 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.

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (Peter Jackson, 2018 / 14A / 100 mins / 2D) A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (currently nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award) allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South – trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming… Continue Reading

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and now shortlisted in the Best Documentary category at this year’s Oscars, MINDING THE GAP is a vital and heartrending story about young men growing up in Rockford, Illinois. Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown, director Bing… Continue Reading

The Vancouver District & Labour Council Presents: The Road Forward

The Vancouver District & Labour Council Presents: The Road Forward

THE ROAD FORWARD is a film about first nations activism in Canada. The screening is a fundraiser for Queen Alexandra’s Wishing Tree free store. The Wishing Tree provides food, toiletries, household items, clothing, transit passes, and more for families in need. Thursday, January 17 Movie 6:30 pm *Time subject to change Advance tickets $20 HERE… Continue Reading

Free Solo

Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film‘s Oscar nominated documentary FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock…… Continue Reading

This Mountain Life

This Mountain Life

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. After months of… Continue Reading

Weed the People (Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein in Attendance!)

Weed the People (Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein in Attendance!)

From filmmakers Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake (THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN) comes a fascinating and eye-opening documentary, WEED THE PEOPLE, a film set to educate mainstream audiences about medical cannabis as a human rights issue through the emotional stories of children fighting cancer. Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US… Continue Reading

Sharkwater: Extinction

Sharkwater: Extinction

SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION is a thrilling, action adventure journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Stewart’s third film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade. SHARKWATER:… Continue Reading

María By Callas: In Her Own Words

María By Callas: In Her Own Words

Tom Volf‘s MARIA BY CALLAS is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an… Continue Reading

Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play the Piano

Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play the Piano

Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer. Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music. The eccentric artist inspires and collaborates with the likes of Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake. Change seems to… Continue Reading