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Genre: Science Fiction

The Endless

The Endless

Longtime collaborators Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (RESOLUTION, SPRING) do the heavy lifting – as writer (Benson), cinematographer (Moorhead) co-directors, and stars – in their latest foray into Lovecraftian indie sci-fi, THE ENDLESS. Appropriately, they take the leads as two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t find as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.

“A film that blends such disparate elements as apocalyptic doomsday cults, roadside Mystery Spots, quantum physics, and brotherly love into an ingeniously heady brew.” (The AV Club)

THE ENDLESS benefits from its grounded approach to an increasingly bizarre story, elevated by believable performances by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Spooky, funny, touching and very, very well made.” (The Washington Post)

Tuesday, May 8
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, May 14
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

THE ENDLESS (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, 2018 / 111 mins / 14A) Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

Eraserhead

Eraserhead

David Lynch‘s debut feature, ERASERHEAD is one of the “classic” late night titles; a strange, surreal examination of male paranoia with a serious underlying “creep” factor is a perfect fit in our Friday Late Night Movie series on May 18. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone… Continue Reading

Paprika

Paprika

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is… Continue Reading

Secret Screening: A #SavetheRio Fundraiser

Secret Screening: A #SavetheRio Fundraiser

“You’re My Only Hope.” Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe, the galactic Geekenders, will be on hand as the official nerf-herders at the Rio cantina for a #SavetheRio secret screening fundraiser party unlike anything #EastVan’s Rebel Alliance has ever played host to before… Prepare yourself for an unadulterated, totally original screening event and party that will satisfy the… Continue Reading

Her

Her

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Happening (2008)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Happening (2008)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Netflix’s latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for modern-day auteur M. Night Shyamalan‘s (whose work is always appreciated by The Gentlemen Hecklers) criminally under-seen chestnut from 2008, THE HAPPENING. Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary… Continue Reading

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where the director separately won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Alberto Vázquez‘s debut feature is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy based on his own graphic novel and award-winning short film. Birdboy: The… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents: Flatliners (1990)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents: Flatliners (1990)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Netflix‘s latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for some early-90s sci-fi with Joel Schumacher‘s FLATLINERS. Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents Star Trek: Generations (1994)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents Star Trek: Generations (1994)

In 1994, the pre-internet-addled brains of devoted Trekkies everywhere collectively exploded when Gene Roddenberry‘s stellar creation transported its mythology into a unique, inter-generational space, boldly going where no franchise had gone before, when the original series’ fearless leader Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) shared screen time with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in STAR… Continue Reading

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

In 2017 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve unleashed one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, BLADE RUNNER 2049. Set thirty years after the events of Ridley Scott’s original BLADE RUNNER, the sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s… Continue Reading