An experience you can't download

Genre: Music

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most.  Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

“The film is kind of brilliant in the way it covers and contextualizes more than 50 years of groundbreaking music in barely two hours.” (Toronto Star)

“You’ll want to listen to Miles’ music after watching the film and, when you do, you might feel it a little deeper.” (L.A. Times)

Sunday, November 10
Doors 12:00 pm | Movie 12:20 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (Stanley Nelson, 2019 / 14A / 115 mins) A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool—a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

Yesterday

Yesterday

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the… Continue Reading

System Entertainment Presents Nebeska Tema

System Entertainment Presents Nebeska Tema

NEBESKA TEMA – PRICA O VLADI DIVLJANU CANADIAN PREMIERE Sunday, October 20 Doors 12:00 pm | Movie 12:30 pmSingle tickets $20.00 advance and at the door HERE *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event. NEBESKA TEMA is a documentary with elements of… Continue Reading

VIFF: Boyz in the Wood

VIFF: Boyz in the Wood

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (40th Anniversary Screening!)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (40th Anniversary Screening!)

Hey, ho… Let’s go! Well, maybe you don’t care about history (cause that’s not where you want to be), but you really should care about the Rio’s 40th Anniversary screening of one of the greatest high school musical comedies ever made – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL! Produced by the iconic Roger Corman and starring… 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

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

The Muppet Movie (40th Anniversary Screening!)

The Muppet Movie (40th Anniversary Screening!)

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried… Continue Reading

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Set in the glittery Britain of the early 1970’s, director Todd Haynes‘ (CAROL, I’M NOT THERE, FAR FROM HEAVEN) sumptuous 1998 glam rock fantasia VELVET GOLDMINE epitomizes the sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll of the era, “an orgiastic celebration of high-camp fakery and gender-fluid sexuality, full of decadent dandies, dazzling fabrics and daring fabrications.” (BFI.org).… Continue Reading

Rocketman

Rocketman

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Sir Elton John‘s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight (Taran Egerton, in a breakout performance) into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed… Continue Reading