Join us at the Rio for TURBO KID, the Mad Max-inspired Sundance crowdpleaser that was a hit at this year’s SXSW and Fantasia film festivals, on Saturday, August 29. Directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, TURBO KID is a coming-of-age tale unfolding in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic 1997. An orphaned kid (Munro Chambers) sets out across the Wasteland on his BMX bike out to look for his best friend (Laurence Leboeuf) after she’s kidnapped by an evil warlord (Michael Ironside).
Sunday, September 20
Monday, September 21
Tickets $10 advance / $12 door
Advance tickets available at riotheatretickets.ca
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
TURBO KID (Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2015 / 93 mins / 18A) In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books, must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named Apple. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, Zeus (Michael Ironside), the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues The Kid and Apple. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, The Kid learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams