Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

The Rio Theatre is proud to present documentaries MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE and Oscar winner THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK on Friday, May 22 – Harvey Milk Day.

These two films about two very different individuals in two different decades are each astounding portraits of men who, unwittingly, became icons within not just the LGBT community, but important figures of social change and tolerance whose lives and legacies have impacted us all. MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE director, producer and editor Michele Josue and cinematographer Craig Trudeau are set to join us for an in-person discussion for a discussion of the film. Other guests TBD; more info coming soon.

Doors 6:00 / Movie 6:30

Single ticket price $10 advance / $12 door
See both for $12 advance / $14 door
Advance tickets available HERE
All tickets 19+ w/ID for bar service.

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE (Michele Josue, 2014 / 89 mins) | An intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through a personal lens, it’s the story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (Rob Epstein, 1984 / 90 mins) | This Oscar-winning documentary tells the remarkable story of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco’s first elected gay councilor, Harvey Milk.

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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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