Sold: Filmmaker in Attendance

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the Vancouver Premiere of Oscar and Emmy-winning director Jeffrey D. Brown’s powerful film SOLD, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick (which was itself inspired by true stories). Starring Gillian Anderson and David Arquette, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi, who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

SOLD was executive-produced by actress Emma Thompson and produced by Jane Charles (formerly of Vancouver), who will be joining us in-person to discuss the film as part of a post-screening Q&A.

Sunday, May 15
Doors 3:00 | Movie 3:30
Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the  door

Online tickets available by clicking HERE or at the Box Office


*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

SOLD (Jeffrey D. Brown, 2014 / 97 mins) | Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India.

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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.

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