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Rio Grind Film Festival: After Blue (Dirty Paradise)

Rio Grind Film Festival: After Blue (Dirty Paradise)

The Rio Theatre‘s annual Rio Grind Film Festival continues on Saturday, November 27 with French filmmaker Bernard Mandico‘s AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE), following screenings at festivals around the world including in the fabled Midnight Madness lineup at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno (winner, FIPRESCI Prize), Sitges Fantastic Film Fest, (winner, Best Film) and Austin’s Fantastic Fest (winner, Best Film).

Set in a faraway future, on a wild and untamed planet, a lonely teenager, Roxy, releases an assassin from the sands she was buried in. As soon as she’s free, the criminal sparks death all around. Roxy and her mother Zora are held accountable, banished from their community and forced to track the murderer down. They start a long journey pacing the supranatural territories of their filthy paradise.

“Dripping with dirty eroticism, much like the goo that oozes out of many unknown holes, “After Blue” is as tactile as film can get.” (IndieWire)

“A bedazzled, audacious dreamscape riddled with sex and violence and the ever-present spirit of high fashion.” (Film International)

Saturday, November 27
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.

AFTER BLUE “Dirty Paradise” (Bernard Mandico, 2022 / 130 mins / French, English, & Polish with English Subtitles) In a distant future, on a savage planet, the lonely teenager Roxy frees a criminal buried in the sand. Once freed, the woman starts spreading fear and death again. Roxy and her mother Zora are deemed responsible, exiled from their community and sentenced to track down the killer. Thus, they begin roaming the fantastical and spectral territories of their dirty paradise.

Upcoming Showtimes

  1. Saturday November 27th - 9:30pmAdd to calendarPost to TwitterEmail a friend