STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements, recounting the actor’s extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood.
The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, unspools alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.
“There’s undeniable emotional power coursing through every frame.” (Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert)
“The unforgettable documentary demonstrates realism and emotion, while never going too far down the rabbit hole of sadness, finding the light in Fox’s life as well.” (Chicago Reader)
“A dazzling collage of interviews, dramatisations, snappily chosen film and TV clips, family footage and narrated biography.” (Observer UK)
“The heart and soul of the film are the face-to-face interviews, which are far less delicate than one might expect. And all the deeper for it.” (Wall Street Journal)
“How we handle the cards we’re dealt is everything, and Davis Guggenheim’s remarkable documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie reminds us that a person stricken with a disease doesn’t become that disease.” (TIME Magazine)
Tuesday, June 6
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
STILL (Davis Guggenheim, 2023 / PG / 95 mins ) A short kid from a Canadian army base becomes the international pop culture darling of the 1980s—only to find the course of his life altered by a stunning diagnosis. What happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease?
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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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