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POSTPONED: Zappa

POSTPONED: Zappa

Dearest Rio Friends & Movie-Lovers: As per the government’s latest directive on November 23, 2020, we will be suspending operations until December 8, 2020 (barring any further changes). Screenings will be re-scheduled, and ticket-holders will be contacted shortly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your endless generosity and boundless support. Don’t worry – we’ll be firing up the projector as soon as we can! In the meantime, keep calm, stay kind, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe out there. – The Rio Theatre

 

“I want to tell Frank’s story without making a biopic; to make a music doc without making a music doc. And I think that’s just how Frank would have wanted it.” (Alex Winter)

With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Director Alex Winter’s (BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) assembly features appearances by Frank Zapa’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

Winter’s long-awaited, definitive documentary project (which was helped out by more than 10,000 dedicated Zappa fans) documents the life and career of the enigmatic groundbreaking rock star, utilizing thousands of hours of painstakingly digitized videos, photos, audio, writing, and everything in-between from Zappa’s own private archives. These chronicles have never been brought to a public audience before – until now.

Director Alex Winter will be joining us via Zoom for a post-screening Q&A on November 30.

Saturday, November 28
Doors 2:10 pm | Movie 2:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

#MusicMonday, November 30 With Alex Winter Zoom  Q&A!
Doors 5:40 pm | Movie 6:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

ZAPPA (Alex Winter, 2020 / PG / 18A) With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, filmmaker Alex Winter explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.

 

Upcoming Showtimes

  1. Saturday November 28th - 2:30pmAdd to calendarPost to TwitterEmail a friend
  2. Monday November 30th - 6:10pmAdd to calendarPost to TwitterEmail a friend