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Genre: Romance

Waves

Waves

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family–led by a well-intentioned but domineering father–as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults,… Continue Reading

White Snake

White Snake

The legend begins. Produced by Light Chaser Animation, GKIDS’ “WHITE SNAKE” is a mythic epic conceived as the prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories of Chinese folk lore — full of demons, deadly beasts, wuxia action and star-crossed romance. One day, a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a… Continue Reading

VAFF Presents: Double Happiness 25th Anniversary Screening

VAFF Presents: Double Happiness 25th Anniversary Screening

25 Years later … Watch the film and meet the director, Mina Shum! A landmark film in the history of Asian representation in Canadian cinema, DOUBLE HAPPINESS is celebrated as one of the few North American films of the 1990s to have a primarily Asian cast. Earning seven Genie Award nominations and two wins, Sandra… Continue Reading

Judy

Judy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

Experience Japanese master filmmaker Yasujirô Ozu‘s thrilling 1933 silent gangster tale DRAGNET GIRL with an original score performed live by ambient/electric trio Coupler. Special thanks to our community partners, VIFF Live and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival for their support. Friday, November 22 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm Early Bird tickets $20 HERE… Continue Reading

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

The Souvenir

The Souvenir

Set in the 1980’s, British writer-director Joanna Hogg‘s (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) fourth film THE SOUVENIR concerns itself with a shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne, in a breakout performance) who begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic, but untrustworthy, man. She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and… Continue Reading

Long Shot

Long Shot

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his… Continue Reading

Booksmart

Booksmart

Actress Olivia Wilde‘s feature directorial debut follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into… Continue Reading

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

We know exactly what you can do with your mamma on Mother’s Day: You can dance, jive, and have the time of your life with MAMMA MIA! on the big screen (and with bigger sound!) at the Rio Theatre! Based on the 1999 smash-hit “jukebox musical” MAMMA MIA!, the film’s A-list cast is practically second-fiddle… Continue Reading