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Genre: Documentary

The Cannon

After learning that a worsening illness will soon make it impossible to continue with the only career he has ever known, aging hardcore porn legend Colton “The Cannon” Clemens becomes set on creating a legacy his adolescent daughter can be proud of before she discovers what he really does for a living. However, while attempting to prevent the collision between his personal and professional lives, everything around him suddenly implodes and Colton is forced to re-evaluate what still holds meaning in his collapsing life.

Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A! Starring Bob Frazer, Megan Charpentier, Teagan Vincze, James Neate, Jenn Griffin, April Telek, Fiona Hogan, Sarah Edmondson, Amitai Marmorstein

Thursday, May 16
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

THE CANNON (Marshall Axani, 2018 / An ailing adult-film star struggles to prevent the collision between his personal and professional lives, which threatens to expose his true line of work to his impressionable daughter just before she moves out of country with his ex.

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. Director Sophie huber’s film is a revelatory, thrilling and emotional… Continue Reading

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

This inspiring look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins is a cinematic space event fifty years in the making. Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, APOLLO 11 features never-before-seen, large-format and artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring… Continue Reading

Carmine Street Guitars

Carmine Street Guitars

Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche.  But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice, Cindy… Continue Reading

A Perfect 14 (Filmmaker Q&A!)

A Perfect 14 (Filmmaker Q&A!)

Following its sold out Canadian Premiere at this year’s Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, the much-talked about new documentary A PERFECT 14 is making it way to the Rio Theatre (with filmmakers in attendance for Q&A!) on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, April 7. A PERFECT 14 explores the world of plus size models… Continue Reading

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Hosted by Sean Baker!)

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Hosted by Sean Baker!)

Gabrielle Brady‘s stunning ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, winner of the Best Documentary Award at Tribeca 2018, is that rare documentary that not only offers outstanding artistic merit but also timely topical appeal, as it deals artfully with issues of borders, refugee detention, and trauma within a sensory-rich, bustling and lush yet vulnerable natural world. Set on Christmas… Continue Reading

V6A (With Director Q&A!)

V6A (With Director Q&A!)

Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano has called Vancouver home since 2016 and after witnessing the struggle of homelessness, poverty and addiction in his adopted city, was moved to make a film about the inhabitants of postal code V6A – the area commonly known as the Downtown Eastside. Designed to challenge expectations and inspire locals to think… Continue Reading

Big and Small Rescue Society Presents Heartland Reggae

Big and Small Rescue Society Presents Heartland Reggae

Did you know dogs prefer Reggae? It’s a fact. Big and Small Rescue Society is hosting a viewing of HEARTLAND REGGAE. This indie documentary classic was directed by Jim Lewis and  explores the heyday of Bob Marley and the many other reggae talent of his era. Enjoy the fabulous music and often hilarious interviews. All… Continue Reading

They Shall Not Grow Old (Final Screening)

They Shall Not Grow Old (Final Screening)

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… Continue Reading