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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician M.I.A., who continues to shatter conventions with her work, words, and art. Director Stephen Loveridge offers an  admiring profile of the tough-minded rapper, who has taken up the cause of Tamil resistance in Sri Lanka – and suffered a huge backlash as a result.

Saturday, October 13
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Sunday, October 21
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Monday, October 22
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

“A personal perspective on a singular career.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“It is very much the MIA story told from the MIA viewpoint.” (The Observer)

“An intimate, illuminating doc that puts the focus on M.I.A.’s activism instead of her music and is, in some ways, all the more admirable for it.” (Empire Magazine)

“At a time when pop profiles are increasingly bland self-promotion…this fascinating film from Stephen Loveridge is unafraid to mix the personal with the political and the painfully intimate.” (Times UK)

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. (Steven Loveridge, 2018 / 97 mins / 14A) Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, Stephen Loveridge creates an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician known as M.I.A.

VIFF: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

VIFF: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018 For VIFF Full and most up to date schedule and info visit: viff.org All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW!  Tickets will be available at the box… Continue Reading

Yellow Submarine (50th Anniversary Remaster!)

Yellow Submarine (50th Anniversary Remaster!)

Celebrate 50 wondrous years of The Beatles‘ animated musical classic YELLOW SUBMARINE with a big-screen viewing of this icon of psychedelic pop culture – beautifully restored and remastered in 4K! This colourful musical spectacle is an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Calling all Nuns, Goat herders, Baronesses, Captains, and governesses! Wave your Edelweiss on August 25 as the hills of Commercial Drive are set to come alive with the Mother Superior of movie musicals – so get ready to yodel, people. This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most iconic films of all time – complete… Continue Reading

Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy

“Cuz I’m a blonde, B-L-O-N-D. Cuz I’m a blonde, Don’t you wish you were me?” In this out-of-this-world 80’s musical comedy adventure that revels in its own 80’s-era So-Cal chic, Geena Davis plays Valerie, a manicurist living in the valley with her cold fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher. At the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon… Continue Reading

The Song Remains the Same

The Song Remains the Same

The best of Led Zeppelin‘s legendary 1973 appearances at Madison Square Garden. Interspersed throughout the concert footage are behind-the-scenes moments with the band. THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME is Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in NYC concert footage colorfully enhanced by sequences which are supposed to reflect each band member’s individual fantasies and hallucinations.… Continue Reading

Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club

Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club

With a small film crew, Wim Wenders accompanied his old friend Ry Cooder, who had written the music for PARIS, TEXAS and THE END OF VIOLENCE, on a trip to Havana. Cooder wanted to record his material for Ibrahim Ferrer’s solo album at a studio there—following the recording of the first “Buena Vista Social Club”… Continue Reading

ABBA – The Movie

ABBA – The Movie

While the Swedish pop group ABBA tours Australia in March, 1977 (during their epic, week-long tour of the continent), hapless radio DJ Ashley Wallace attempts to land an interview with the massively successful act. Set against the backdrop of features performances from the supergroup – including 18 beloved classic hits like “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen”… Continue Reading

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’ documentary goes beyond… Continue Reading

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

The Rio Theatre‘s toast to National Canadian Film Day (April 18) continues on Thursday, April 19 with a #SavetheRio fundraiser screening of, hands down, one of the most acclaimed Canadian films ever made, HARD CORE LOGO. Based on the novel by Michael Turner, director Bruce Macdonald plays “himself” – a filmmaker following the cult punk-rock… Continue Reading