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VIFF: Extra Ordinary.

VIFF: Extra Ordinary.

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 and boasts the largest Canadian film program in the world.

For its 38th year, VIFF welcomes the world to Vancouver from

September 26 – October 11, 2019.

For the most up to date and full schedule visit:

All VIFF shows at The Rio are +19 only, so please bring valid ID

No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings

Extra Ordinary

ALT | Altered States

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Whether she’s listlessly guiding driving students through rote exercises or evading requests from neighbours who want her to exorcise household items with her arcane “talents,” Rose (Maeve Higgins) is undeniably in a rut. Even her latest date (Barry Ward) has ulterior motives: his dead wife has returned as a nitpicking poltergeist that he could stand to see banished.

Fortunately (?) for her, an opportunity to truly test her psychic gifts presents itself with stadium rock-worthy pageantry. Christian Winter (Will Forte), a preening one-hit-wonder (“Cosmic Woman” has to be heard to be believed), has not only assumed the mortgage on a castle in her sleepy Irish town, he’s also sealed a pact with the devil in order to re-ignite his flagging career. As occult forces descend and virgin sacrifices are in the offing, Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman raise a little hell in their gently twisted horror-comedy.

“A kind of tea-cosy Ghostbusters… [It toes] a deft line between the everyday, travel-brochure picturesque, and Hammer-style Gothicism.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through the VIFF site.

Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 6pm.
VIFF General Inquiries to

General Inquiries


Phone: 604.685.0260

Membership (Basic)

Phone: 604.685.0260

VIFF+ Membership

Phone: 778.328.7817

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