“Life is beautiful. Really, it is. Full of beauty and illusions. Life is great. Without it, you’d be dead.”

The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on February 23 with writer-director Harmony Korine‘s (SPRING BREAKERS) debut feature, GUMMO. Released in 1997, this polarizing cult-classic divides critics and audiences with its unapologetically banal glimpse of the grittier side of life on the wrong side of the tracks in a poverty-sticken, quasi-dystopian rural mid-Western town. In terms of its unique visual (albeit graphic) style, themes, and loose, sometimes impressionistic narrative structure, GUMMO has much in common with another indie-art film that utilized an ensemble and loose vignette approach to telling the stories of its adolescent protagonists, KIDS (which Korine also wrote).

“Like a kid acting up for attention, the wise-ass Korine wants desperately to be in your face – to offend and provoke. And he does a damn good job getting his way. If for no other reason, “Gummo” deserves to be seen.” (New York Post)

Friday, February 23
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend, date, or bunny-ear-wearing pal and get two-for-one entry HERE

GUMMO (Harmony Korine, 1997 / 89 miniutes) Teen friends navigate the ruins of a tiny, tornado-ravaged town in Ohio that is populated by the deformed, disturbed and perverted. When not gunning down stray cats for a few bucks, the kids pass their time getting stoned on household inhalants. Elsewhere, the a young mute Bunny Boy dons rabbit ears and is bullied by kids half his age, while sisters dodge a pedophile.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for snacks at concession.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. Box office is open 30 minutes before showtime.
*To redeem a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: Either email us in advance <[email protected]> and give us a “heads up”, or exchange at box office prior to showtime. (We seat 400+ people and our regular screenings are very rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)
*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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About The Rio

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

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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