The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th.
Sunday, Feb 25
Tickets $12 advance HERE | $15 at the door
Festival Pass available online by clicking HERE
*Must be 19+ w/ID for admission.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this festival, sorry.
Ayla. Canadian Premiere: Director Elias; starring Dee Wallace, Nicholas Wilder, and Tristan Risk. Presented by attending cast and crew including Tristan Risk with a Q & A. following the screening.
Ayla – ‘Obsession becomes flesh’ – A man haunted by the mysterious death of his 4-year-old sister brings her back to life thirty years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences. Winner Best Supernatural Feature (Philip K Dick Film Festival Europe); Best Actor Nicholas Wilder (Ferratum Festival); Best Female Performance Dee Wallace (Fantastic Planet Film Festival).
“Tristan Risk is simply breathtaking. Watching her face and movements take in the world for the first time after her mysterious re-birth is a wonderful thing to watch. She is perfect for this role. The way she stands and stares has a hollow and eerie stillness which stands in contrast with her naturally wild beauty. She’s as as mysterious as her character’s return and she absolutely nails it in this film.”
Badass IV is highlighted by new films from maverick film legends old and new, and a range of exciting live shows and interactive sessions with filmmakers. Badass IV features a tribute to pioneering Canadian indie filmmaker Larry Kent, who will be presenting the B.C. premiere of his latest Vancouver-shot shocking feature: She Who Must Burn, never before screened in B.C.
As well as presenting his latest film, director Larry Kent will be accepting a lifetime achievement award (as a UBC student, Larry Kent directed 1963’s feature The Bitter Ash which was banned on release, but which topped three 2017 lists for best Canadian film of all time, and was an early truly independent filmmaker whose career has spanned 20 films over 54 years to date).
Badass IV is also very proud to screen the new feature films from kickass Canadian action Director April Mullen (director of Below Her Mouth, 88, & Dead Before Dawn 3D – in which she was the first female and youngest director to direct a live-action Stereoscopic 3D feature film). Badsville’s stars include Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break).
Other features to screen include: Ayla from Director Elias (Gut), starring Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo) and Tristan Risk; Stephen Biro’s American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon; and, from Ireland, Director Paddy Murphy’s action thriller The Three Don’ts; features with select cast and crew attending from each feature attending and participating in Q & As.
Badass IV will have three shorts programs comprising international, Canadian and local shorts, including new films from monsters of the Vancouver genre scene including: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Ariel Hansen, Turner Stewart, Jason William Lee, Topher Graham and many others. Badass IV events Feb 23-25, 2018 include: Opening Night Party (with a special screening of new WiHM 2018 blood drive PSA shorts and surprise screening), 5 feature films and three short film blocks, fest access to additional in-competition online feature and short screeners, Awards Gala, and Caravan of Creeps circus performances. Event hosts include: Samantha Mack, Tristan Risk, Gidget Gravedigger and Mister Nickel.