Join us at the Rio Theatre for the Vancouver Premiere of acclaimed director Carl Bessai’s latest feature, a tip of the hat to the glorious days of 70’s-era Canuxploitation, BAD CITY. Co-authored by co-stars Dustin Milligan (the CBC’s Schitt’s Creek, REPEATERS) and Aaron Brooks, this locally-lensed and totally groovy comedy also features Amanda Crew (THE AGE OF ADALINE), David Cubitt (MEDIUM), Reece Thompson (DAYDREAM NATION), David Lewis, Jay Brazeau, and Ali Liebert. Produced by James Brown, and Carl Bessai. Cast and crew will be on hand following the screening for a brief Q&A.
Friday, May 15
Doors 5:45 / Movie 6:30 (sharp!)
Tickets $10 in advance HERE/ $12 at the door
Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and entry.
**Groupons and passes OK for this screening.
Follow the high-larious bad-ventures of ex-veteran-dude and sex-better-than-you Detective Franky New Guinea and his new holier-than-thou partner, the fine-talkin’, line walkin’, crime stalkin’ Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear, as they take down the corrupt new Mayor, Dominic Kincaid – bringin’ peace, love, and god-damned justice to this Baaaad City!
“Bad City is on the edge of falling into the hands of a madman, you dig? A strange and funky new party drug is killing kids left and right and that jive-ass, crooked city councilor Dominic Kincaid is behind it all. After murdering the mayor, Kincaid has his sights set on taking over and running the city his way, the bad way. Thankfully, the one and only superfly Detective Franky New Guinea and his new partner, the truly unruly Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear, are here to make sure that Bad City stays groovy and is run the good way: the Bad way (it’s different from the first bad way, and better). So get ready to boogie, cats, ’cause these cops are outta sight like dy-no-mite and the only thing they love more than sex, drugs, and growing body hair is taking down turkeys like Kincaid who threaten their BAD CITY. “
Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
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