The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for
The Vancouver International Film Festival
The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018
For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org
All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW!
Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet in 100% working order. Please check back over the next few days when we’ve had a chance to apply the spit and polish.
Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through.
Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept. 13 at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 7pm.
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
VIFF General Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456
Doors open half hour before doors
Sea to Sky | BC Spotlight |
Some are unlucky at love. Others are just plain inept. The latter populate writer-director Bruce Sweeney’s heartfelt farce that delivers finely tuned dysfunction while featuring copious local haunts and a surplus of skeletons in closets.
An engaging bird’s nest of sordid—or just plain sorry—tales, Kingsway kicks off at the 2400 Motel on the titular thoroughfare and comes to a raucous, raunchy close six kilometres away at Main Street’s China Cloud Gallery. In between, it lingers in the veritable cul-de-sacs its players lives have become. Camille Sullivan shines as Jess, a rough diamond who must keep Matt (Jeff Gladstone), her emotionally frail brother, from unravelling as his marriage to unrepentantly brash Lori (Colleen Rennison) predictably implodes. Meanwhile, matriarch Mary (Gabrielle Rose) balances romantic trysts with some amateur sleuthing.
As Sweeney delights in pulling rugs out from under his cantankerous cast, he keeps viewers equally off-balance. And even before the film’s closing number is belted out by Rennison, the dialogue sings in this comedy of ill manners.
“(Sweeney’s) best movie in years.”—Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine