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Manifesto

Manifesto

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleon-like Blanchett gives a genuine tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt… Continue Reading

Endless Poetry

Endless Poetry

Through renowned “father of the midnight movies” Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year-old Jodorowsky (played here by Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro’s real-life son), leaves home to pursue his dream… Continue Reading

Italian Race (‘Veloce come il vento’)

Italian Race (‘Veloce come il vento’)

Written and directed by Matteo Rovere and inspired by the true story of story of rally racing driver Carlo Capone, ITALIAN RACE (‘Veloce come il vento’) tells the story of the De Martino family, who have been putting together racing cars for generations. Promising 17 year-old daughter Giulia, an aspiring GT driver, (Matilda De Angelis)… Continue Reading

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

Italian writer and television personality Pierfrancesco Diliberto (better known to his fans as Pif, whose previous effort includes THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER) directs and stars in AT WAR FOR LOVE, a dramatic comedy set at the end of the Second World War. Pif plays Arturo, a waiter who wants to marry his true love,… Continue Reading

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Iconic director Vittorio De Sica‘s (THE BICYCLE THIEVES) beloved, Oscar-winning YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW (“Ieri, oggi, domani”) is an anthology that’s equal parts wit, charm, sweet hilarity; a trilogy of romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, featuring Italy’s greatest on-screen couple, the incomprehensibly luminous Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, in each story. In… Continue Reading

Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Italy, 1209, surrounded by convinced and devoted friends, Francis of Assisi seeks purity and innocence among the poor. The Church and Pope Innocent III don’t trust him and become very suspicious. The intrusion of the high authority will create divisions within the order. Francis is summoned by the Church to rewrite the founding text of… Continue Reading

Singles

Singles

“I just happened to be nowhere near your neighborhood.” In the wake of Chris Cornell‘s untimely passing, everyone here at the Rio Theatre has been left reminiscing about the fabled, plaid flannel- coated soundtrack to the “Dream of the 90s,” and talking about what we (now) consider to be one of rock’s richest eras. Cameron… Continue Reading

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young‘s chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; “…the rarest of beasts: a directorial debut that’s not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically re-imagine an entire genre.” (L.A. Times) HOUNDS… Continue Reading

Amarcord

Amarcord

We are excited to present our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a another great selection of Italian films – from Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA (June 8) to another classic from one of the most iconic filmmakers ever, Federico Fellini, and the 1974… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers (whose recent writing credits include the latest season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on Netflix!) provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking… Continue Reading

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