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VIFF: Bunch of Kunst

VIFF: Bunch of Kunst

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for
The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival
The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017
For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org
Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017
Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available at The Vancity Theatre
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
VIFF General Inquiries to info@viff.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456

Doors open half hour before doors


M/A/D | Music/Art/Design

Musical duo Sleaford Mods get their due in this lewd, lovable doc. Called “the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band” by no less a personage than Iggy Pop, the band consists of two “middle-aged wankers.” Andrew Fearn provides the instrumentals via laptop, while Jason Williamson spits lyrics about the lousy state of today’s Britain. Proletarian anger is part of a longstanding British tradition, but no one’s ever expressed it like these two lads. The duo is less brutal and more witty than a lot of UK punk bands, but they share the anger and disillusionment that made that style of music resonate so strongly when it first emerged.

Director Christine Franz evidently loves these guys, and she makes sure we do too. She shows a knack for capturing the humour of their discourse—onstage and off—as well as the bleakness of the milieu that’s defined them. Manager Steve Underwood makes for a compelling screen presence, as do the band members’ families. For fans of the duo, this film will be a treasure, but neophytes and nonbelievers will have a blast as well.

“Rips Austerity Britain a fresh one… An excellent documentary portrait of the band who are the voice of zero-hours Britain.”—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge‘s award-winning music documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some of the greatest music legends. RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our… Continue Reading

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

“CAUTION: The Surgeon General warns that viewing this band is equal to 29 orgasms.” In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed “greatest band in the world” Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the supernaturally powered guitar… Continue Reading

School of Rock

School of Rock

“God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass. We are your humble servants. Please give us the power to blow people’s minds with our high voltage rock. In your name we pray, Amen.” In director Richard Linklater‘s hilarious SCHOOL OF ROCK, a pitch-perfect Jack Black takes centre stage as an overly enthusiastic… Continue Reading

Spice World

Spice World

Spice up your motherfudging life! This screening is the movie only with no live drag show! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because SPICE WORLD, starring everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?), is getting the big screen treatment at the Rio Theatre. The film… Continue Reading

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Have the time of your life (and maybe even carry a watermelon) to one of the 80s biggest and most enduring blockbusters, DIRTY DANCING, which is getting the big screen treatment it so richly deserves on Friday, August 25. Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace… Continue Reading

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice up your motherfudging life! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Friday, Sepember 22 everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?) comes alive onstage at the Rio Theatre when The Spice Girls‘ movie SPICE WORLD gets taken to a whole other level –… Continue Reading

Monterey Pop – 50th Anniversary Remaster!

Monterey Pop – 50th Anniversary Remaster!

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were… 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

AC/DC- Let There Be Rock

AC/DC- Let There Be Rock

Get ready to rock out at the Rio Theatre with two balls-out movies that will take your Victoria Day weekend all the way to 11. We’re double billing the classic comedy satire THIS IS SPINAL TAP at 7:30 pm with legendary concert film AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK at 9:30 pm. See one, or see… Continue Reading

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