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
ALT | Altered States
When his neighbour (Riley Keough) disappears without a trace, Sam’s (Andrew Garfield) bumbling investigation sends him spiraling down a La La Land rabbit hole into seedy realms, corridors of obscene power and stranger places still. Liberated from the Spider-Man leotard, Garfield is a joy to watch, serving as an ideal surrogate for the audience as he confronts every delirious plot development—an audience with an Oz-like songwriter (Jeremy Bobb) who’s secretly steered every movement in pop music; entry into the sanctum of a paranoid zine writer (Patrick Fischler); evading a predatory owl woman (Karen Nitsche)—initially with a quizzically cocked eyebrow but increasingly with a sense of profound unease. As Sam questions whether it’s all connected or he’s coming apart at the psychological seams, it’s evident that David Robert Mitchell has let It Follows’ towering success go to his head in the best possible way.
“Percolating with hazy menace, David Robert Mitchell’s inspired neo-noir joins the ranks of filmdom’s lovably loopy L.A. stories… Hypnotic, spiraling and deliriously high on its own supply of amateur-sleuth movie references, [Mitchell’s] deeply personal follow-up to his relentless meta-horror film It Follows vaults him into Big Lebowskiterritory, by way of several Lynchian side streets.”—Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out