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Genre: Documentary

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Final Screening)

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Final Screening)

MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield‘s (WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME, KURT & COURTNEY) most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother… Continue Reading

Paul Simon: Under African Skies

Paul Simon: Under African Skies

Paul Simon’s Grammy Award®-winning album ‘Graceland’ – an irresistible and groundbreaking fusion of American and South African pop music — was an immediate hit when it was released in 1986. It also proved to be a lightning rod for controversy, after South African leaders protested that Simon had broken the cultural boycott of the nation’s… Continue Reading

I Am Patrick Swayze (Canadian Premiere! Director in Attendance for Q&A)

I Am Patrick Swayze (Canadian Premiere! Director in Attendance for Q&A)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, August 20 for the Canadian Premiere of the locally-produced, highly-anticipated feature documentary I AM PATRICK SWAYZE. Director Adrian Buitenhuis (I AM HEATH LEDGER, I AM SAM KINISON) explores the 1980’s most recognizable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to… Continue Reading

Push

Push

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special… Continue Reading

Genome BC Presents: Let Them Eat Dirt

Genome BC Presents: Let Them Eat Dirt

Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live… Continue Reading

Paris Is Burning (4K Restoration)

Paris Is Burning (4K Restoration)

Iconic and influential, PARIS IS BURNING returns to theatres just in time for Pride – with a new restoration supervised by director Jennie Livingston. Where does vogue-ing come from, and what, exactly, is “throwing shade?” This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and… Continue Reading

Chavela

Chavela

The Rio Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) are partnering to co-present a double feature in advance of the festival’s highly anticipated 17th season happening August 22-September 1. This year, VLAFF will be featuring over 70 films from across Latin America, and is set take place at various venues around the city… Continue Reading

Framing John DeLorean

Framing John DeLorean

Mixing documentary and fictionalized re-enactment, FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN takes on the life and career of the mythic, controversial automaker, telling a quintessentially American story of ambition and greed – from his meteoric rise at General Motors Co. to his obsessive quest to build the world’s best sports car, to his shocking fall from grace on… Continue Reading

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a… Continue Reading