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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: El Angel

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: El Angel

Loosely based on the true story of one of Argentina’s most infamous criminals, El Ángel re-imagines the origins of Carlos Robledo Puch, the baby-faced teenager nicknamed the “Angel of Death” whose murder spree dominated national headlines in Argentina during the early 1970s. What begins as a series of petty thefts when Carlitos is a boy eventually escalates into a series of ruthless killings. El Ángel is a thrilling, erotic ride through a sociopath’s world.

Thursday, August 29
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets and ticketing info available HERE

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

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: Buy Me a Gun

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: Buy Me a Gun

A retelling of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ that plays both with gender and the notion of adventure tales, BUY ME A GUN is set in the near-future of Mexico where all the women are disappearing and children are being abducted with frightening impunity. A young girl named Huck wears a mask to hide her… Continue Reading

Midsommar

Midsommar

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

“The horror … The horror…” Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic at the Rio Theatre when the newly restored APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT screens on August 30 and September 2. It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas… Continue Reading

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of ‘L’Age d’Or’ leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the… Continue Reading

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

As a result of the critical and commercial acclaim of THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, triple threat Joe Talbot – who directed, wrote and stars in the breakout indie hit – has emerged as a talent to watch in 2019. Talbot stars as Jimmie Fails, who dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his… Continue Reading

The White Crow

The White Crow

Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Inspired by the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life” by Julie Kavanaugh, the film charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to… Continue Reading

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tenn., on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice. Featuring a breakthrough performance from star Jessie Buckley, the film also stars… Continue Reading

Easy Rider (50th Anniversary Remaster)

Easy Rider (50th Anniversary Remaster)

It’s EASY RIDER‘s 50th birthday, and the Rio Theatre will be celebrating with screenings of the newly remastered icon of cinema starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson which Time Magazine hails as, “one of the ten most important pictures of the decade.” Upon its release in 1969, Dennis Hopper‘s groundbreaking directorial debut became… Continue Reading

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

In 1999, Tom Cruise and then real-life wife Nicole Kidman starred as a married couple exploring the possibilities of infidelity in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick‘s erotically-charged, mysterious, psychological drama EYES WIDE SHUT. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 psychosexual novella ‘Dream Story,’ the film was famously shrouded in secrecy and took 12 years to make; sadly,… Continue Reading