The Whale

From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM) comes THE WHALE, the story of a reclusive English teacher (Brendan Fraser, in an Oscar-winning performance) living with  severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance  at redemption. Starring Brendan Fraser and based  on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. With Hong Chau in her Oscar-nominated performance, Sdie Sink (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), Samantha Morton

“Its redeeming strength [is] the authentically knotty characters and the performances that inhabit them.” (Observer UK)

‘”The Whale’ is best appreciated as a moving, stripped-back character study, with a stunning lead performance.” (Empire Magazine)

“Fraser delivers the best work of his career.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“‘The Whale’ doesn’t make a lunge for your emotions. It earns them.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

““The Whale” makes waves in two ways: for Brendan Fraser’s astounding and incredibly compassionate portrayal of an obese man seeking redemption, and as an empathy test in a supremely cynical social-media landscape.” (USA Today)

Sunday, April 9
Doors 5:50 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Monday, April 10 (Final Screening)
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets HERE

THE WHALE (Darren Aronofsky, 2022 / 117 mins / 14A) A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

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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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