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: viff.org
All VIFF shows at The Rio are +19 only, so please bring valid ID
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
ALT | Altered States
Thanklessly attempting to earn the acceptance of her scornful soon-to-be stepchildren (Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh, seemingly born to play these bad seeds) over the Christmas holidays, Grace (Riley Keough) incurs their wrath instead. Putting into motion an immaculately orchestrated scheme intended to convince Grace that she’s cracking like the thin ice on the lake outside their secluded cabin, the hellions instead unearth the barely repressed anguish, mental instability, and violent impulses that fester just under the placid surface of this sole survivor of a suicide cult.
Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala follow up the Oscar-nominated Goodnight Mommywith another exquisitely calibrated thriller that’s unrepentantly sinister and dead set on shaking audiences to the core. The technical precision on display here is astonishing, with seemingly every member of the production team having signed an unholy pact to summon forth dark cinematic forces and ensure that no one who witnesses this emerges unscathed.
“[An] atmospheric mindf**k… A truly unsettling movie, the kind of horror film that rattles you on an almost subconscious level…” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org