NOT THE BEES! A Burlesque Tribute To Nicolas Cage

Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm

Geekenders is back with our most zany, off-the-wall variety show yet! It’s gonna be weird.

Sept 2nd
Doors at 7; show at 8

Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door

Strictly 19+ with 2 pieces of ID for entry and bar service

Called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders Theatrical Nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2012, Geekenders Nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver’s most fabulous venues, wowing over 15,000 people in British Columbia with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars.

Today, Geekenders Nerdlesque is well-known for seamlessly integrating the worlds of burlesque, geekery, drag, queerlesque, dance, and theatre into their productions, incorporating well-known burlesque stars with passionate newcomers to create shows full of good humour, love for their source material, and a unique, whimsical style all their own.

Featuring some of Vancouver’s biggest nerdlesque names!

Performers to be announced soon.

Here’s what the media has to say about Geekenders productions:

“…Absolutely hilarious. The Geekenders did a fabulous job with lovingly skewering the source material.”
-Livevancouver.ca

“…local impresarios Geekenders, who spare no imagination with their programming. A geek and queer-friendly collective that turns the nerdiest of fantasies into realities…”
-Vancity Buzz on Geekenders

“…Geekenders are taking the ropes and giving opportunities for females to be cast in non-traditional, male-dominated spaces. In doing so, they’re changing the fandom for the better while remaining true to its roots.”
-Cecilia Lu in Living Myth Magazine

Like Geekenders on Facebook for more information on their variety shows, dances, theatrical endeavours and burlesque tributes!

Talent TIme: Launch of Season 8

Thursday, September 3 at 8pm

On Thursday, September 3rd, we enthusiastically unveils our 8th season! Talent Time is a live comedy/variety/talk show performed in the heart of East Vancouver. What makes Talent Time unrivalled is the diversity of authentic talent. You just never know what to expect.

⚑ ⚑ THUR SEPT 3rd ⚑ ⚑
*THE RIO THEATRE*
$10 in advance ✉
$12 at the door ✉
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
♥ 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages Balcony!
⚑ The 1st Thursday of every month ⚑

You can expect…
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✔- RETURN OF GARY OLIVER FROM CINEMAZOO!!
Gary owned and operated the very first animal acting agency in North America supplying animals for everything from The X Files to McGyver. The snake in Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U” video, the one she is immortalized with in Madame Tussaud’s wax museum? Yeah, that’s Gary’s. Lately he has switched his focus to rescuing animals and educating the public with his “Urban Safari” program. When Gary last joined the show in the 2011, he brought flying squirrels that soared over the audience and a tiny dog that rode around on a tortoise. Who knows how he plans to top that. A must see!

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✔- COMEDIAN CHRIS JAMES!!
Recent runner up in the Homegrown Comedy Competition at Just For Laughs. One funny dude who is turning heads. He also runs his own talk show at the Little Mountain Gallery. You will be entertained!

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✔- THE CINDY YANG DANCE ACADEMY!!
It’s not very often that we feature such high art on the show. This may be the all-time highest! Since 1993, the CYDA has won over 200 trophies! They are so professional, their costumes so immaculate and their movements so precise, there is no way I won’t embarrass myself. You will be ashamed for me!

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✔- 2 MORE ACTS TBA!!

With..
✔- Co-host: RYAN BEIL!
✔- House band!
✔- Your chance to win $100!
✔- More!

“There’s no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time.” – – The Georgia Straight

“Talent Time is the most innovative, raucus, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!”
– – Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online

“A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar…since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it.” – Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

Jurassic World

Friday, September 4 at 6:45pm

One of the biggest blockbusters of Summer 2015 is ready to rip in to the Rio's big screen.

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island? Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson.

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Friday, September 4
Doors 6:15 | Movie 6:45

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Saturday, September 5
Doors 4:30 | Movie 5:00

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Sunday, September 6
Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00

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***Tuesday, September 8 (Cheap Date Tuesday! Just $6 at the door)
Doors 9:15 | Movie 9:30

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Tickets $8 advance or $10/door

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

JURASSIC WORLD (Coling Treverrow, 2015 / 124 mins / PG) A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

TMNT 1 (1990) & 2 (1991) Double Bill

Friday, September 4 at 9:30pm

Join us for a double dose of teenaged turtle action on Friday, September. The original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) is screening in prime time (!) followed by our Friday Late Night Movie, TMNT 2: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE. All ages welcome in the balcony!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Single ticket $8 in advance or in costume / $10 door
Movie 9:30

TMNT 2: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE

Single ticket $6 advanced or in costume / $8 door
Movie 11:30

*See both films for $12 advanced / $15 at door

All ages welcome in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.

Advanced tickets available until 7:30pm Sept 4th

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Steve Barron, 1990 / 93 mins / PG) | A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from an uprising criminal gang of ninjas. Starring Corey Feldman, Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Paig.

TMNT 2: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE (Michael Pressman, 1991 / 88 mins / PG) | The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Jurassic World

Saturday, September 5 at 4:30pm

One of the biggest blockbusters of Summer 2015 is ready to rip in to the Rio's big screen.

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island? Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson.

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Friday, September 4
Doors 6:15 | Movie 6:45

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Saturday, September 5
Doors 4:00 | Movie 4:30

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Sunday, September 6
Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00

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***Tuesday, September 8 (Cheap Date Tuesday! Just $6 at the door)
Doors 9:15 | Movie 9:30

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Tickets $8 advance or $10/door

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

JURASSIC WORLD (Coling Treverrow, 2015 / 124 mins / PG) A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Amy

Saturday, September 5 at 7pm

From acclaimed documentarian Asif Kapadia (SENNA) comes one of the most revered films of the year, AMY. This authorized film tells the story of Amy Winehouse's remarkable life in her own words, from her rise to stardom to her tragic death in 2011, using interviews with friends and family as well as archival footage.

Sunday, September 5 | Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

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Sunday, September 6 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Thursday, September 10 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Sunday, September 13 | Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00 pm

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All tickets $8 advance / $10 door

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*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

AMY (Asif Kapadia, 2015 / 128 mins / PG) | This mesmerizing, meticulously crafted and moving film offers a reminder that, before the people she trusted allowed her to become a punch line, Winehouse was a serious talent. With Amy, Kapadia sets the record straight. Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Turbo Kid

Saturday, September 5 at 10pm

Join us at the Rio for TURBO KID, the Mad Max-inspired Sundance crowd-pleaser that was a hit at this year’s SXSW and Fantasia film festivals, on Saturday, August 29. Directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, TURBO KID is a coming-of-age tale unfolding in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic 1997. An orphaned kid (Munro Chambers) sets out across the Wasteland on his BMX bike out to look for his best friend (Laurence Leboeuf) after she’s kidnapped by an evil warlord (Michael Ironside).

Saturday, September 5
Doors 9:30 | Movie 10:00
Tickets $10 advance / $12 door
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/.ID for bar service.

TURBO KID (Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2015 / 93 mins) In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books, must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named Apple. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, Zeus (Michael Ironside), the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues The Kid and Apple. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, The Kid learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.

Jurassic World

Sunday, September 6 at 7pm

One of the biggest blockbusters of Summer 2015 is ready to rip in to the Rio's big screen.

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island? Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson.

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Friday, September 4
Doors 6:15 | Movie 6:45

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Saturday, September 5
Doors 4:30 | Movie 5:00

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Sunday, September 6
Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00

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***Tuesday, September 8 (Cheap Date Tuesday! Just $6 at the door)
Doors 9:15 | Movie 9:30

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Tickets $8 advance or $10/door

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

JURASSIC WORLD (Coling Treverrow, 2015 / 124 mins / PG) A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Amy

Sunday, September 6 at 9:30pm

From acclaimed documentarian Asif Kapadia (SENNA) comes one of the most revered films of the year, AMY. This authorized film tells the story of Amy Winehouse's remarkable life in her own words, from her rise to stardom to her tragic death in 2011, using interviews with friends and family as well as archival footage.

Sunday, September 5 | Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

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Sunday, September 6 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Thursday, September 10 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Sunday, September 13 | Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00 pm

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All tickets $8 advance / $10 door

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*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

AMY (Asif Kapadia, 2015 / 128 mins / PG) | This mesmerizing, meticulously crafted and moving film offers a reminder that, before the people she trusted allowed her to become a punch line, Winehouse was a serious talent. With Amy, Kapadia sets the record straight. Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Balance: World Premiere

Tuesday, September 8 at 7:15pm

What makes you happy ?

This action-packed documentary is making a parallel between surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders to find out what makes them happy, go back for more and what is the feeling they get while playing their specific sports and lifestyles .

DCP travels from Russia to Switzerland, Vancouver Island to Costa Rica, Japan to Revelstoke to ride and question the best in sports .

Doors 6:00
Movie 7:15
$10 online and at the door
+19 for access to bar service, All ages welcome in the balcony

Sponor give aways on the night!

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Wednesday, September 9 at 6:45pm

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the most fascinating movies about movies of recent years, Frank Pavich’s acclaimed look at, perhaps, one of the greatest movies never made: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE. Featuring commentary from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger (ALIEN), Michel Seydoux, Nicholas Winding Refn, Richard Stanley and others. (Following this screening, the Gentlemen Hecklers will be doing their own examination of David Lynch’s DUNE – so you may want to stick around for that!)

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Wednesday, September 9
Doors 6:15 | Movie 6:45
Advance tickets $8 or $10 at the door

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

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JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (Frank Pavich, 2013 / 88 mins) |Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: David Lynch’s DUNE

Wednesday, September 9 at 9pm

“He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!”
Join the Gentlemen Hecklers on Wednesday, September 9 as they return to the Rio to present David Lynch’s epic sci-fi fantasy DUNE.

Wednesday, September 9
Doors 8:30/Show 9:00pm
$10 in advance/ $12 at the door

https://www.facebook.com/gentlemenhecklers
http://www.gentlemenhecklers.com
+19 with 2 pieces of ID for entry

The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

DUNE (David Lynch, 1984 / 137 mins) | A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father’s evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor’s rule. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen.

Amy

Thursday, September 10 at 9:30pm

From acclaimed documentarian Asif Kapadia (SENNA) comes one of the most revered films of the year, AMY. This authorized film tells the story of Amy Winehouse's remarkable life in her own words, from her rise to stardom to her tragic death in 2011, using interviews with friends and family as well as archival footage.

Sunday, September 5 | Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

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Sunday, September 6 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Thursday, September 10 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Sunday, September 13 | Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00 pm

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All tickets $8 advance / $10 door

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*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

AMY (Asif Kapadia, 2015 / 128 mins / PG) | This mesmerizing, meticulously crafted and moving film offers a reminder that, before the people she trusted allowed her to become a punch line, Winehouse was a serious talent. With Amy, Kapadia sets the record straight. Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Let The Right One In

Friday, September 11 at 11:30pm

Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of director Tomas Alfredson’s highly acclaimed work of romantic horror, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Set in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1982, the film follows Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, who finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (In Swedish with English subtitles.)

Friday, September 11
Doors 11:00 | Movie 11:30
Advance tickets $6 or $8 at the door

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

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Tomas Alfredson, 2008 / 115 minutes) | Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can’t stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people’s blood to live he’s faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

Stand Up For Animals

Saturday, September 12 at 7:30pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for Stand Up for Animals presented by Danish Anwar. A night of comedy supporting International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Sept 12th

Doors 6:30pm/ Event 7:30pm
Tickets $20 online & at the door.
Advanced tickets available through riotheatretickets.ca
+19 with 2 pieces of ID for entry and access to full bar service

Our politicians stand up for everything under the sun – the oil sands, international trade, tax cuts – but when was the last time they stood up for animals?

This election, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is asking candidates across the country to stand up for animals. Come to this hilarious night of standup comedy and show your support for improving wildlife conservation and animal welfare in Canada.

Featuring an incredible lineup of award winning comedians including:

Patrick Maliha (CBC, CTV, The Comedy Network, SiriusXM +++)

Kyle Bottom (Just For Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters, Seattle Comedy Competition +++)

Danish Anwar (CBC, CTV, The Debaters +++)

Sophie Buddle (Just For Laughs +++)

Dave Bath (Vancouver Film School +++)

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Sunday, September 13 at 4:30pm

THE PROPHET, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression in this breathtaking animated feature.

Sunday, September 13
Doors 4:00 | Movie 4:30


Tickets $10 advance or $12 / door

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

Produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, THE PROPHET was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world.

“Awe-inspiring…. It took my soul on a journey. Think of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators. As visually mesmerizing as it is profound!” – Variety

THE PROPHET (Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi
Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha; 2014 / 84 mins / G) Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Gabriel Yared, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Greenpeace Doc HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Sunday, September 13 at 6:30pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special event featuring a screening of the acclaimed new Greenpeace documentary HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, which tells the story of one of the most well-respected and longstanding of the world’s great environmental organizations, followed by a live Q&A and panel featuring Eduardo Sousa (Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace Canada) and others (more info coming soon!) on Monday, September 14.. The film is shaping up to be one of the bigger documentaries of 2015, following screenings at festivals around the world including Sundance and Hot Docs.

Sunday, September 13
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30


Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages welcome in the balcony

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (Jerry Rothwell, 110 minutes) | In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

Eduardo Sousa is a Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace Canada, with more than 7 year’s experience working on the long term protection of old-growth forests on the west coast. He has been working closely with First Nations communities, the BC Government and the logging industry to implement the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements – a conservation plan 20 years in the making. Prior to arriving on the west coast, Eduardo worked as Ontario-Quebec Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians on public policy issues related to healthcare, water, trade and Canada-US relations. Eduardo also worked as an environmental planner and special projects coordinator for Toronto Parks. He has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University, with a focus on watershed planning and community organizing and mobilization.

Amy

Sunday, September 13 at 9pm

From acclaimed documentarian Asif Kapadia (SENNA) comes one of the most revered films of the year, AMY. This authorized film tells the story of Amy Winehouse's remarkable life in her own words, from her rise to stardom to her tragic death in 2011, using interviews with friends and family as well as archival footage.

Sunday, September 5 | Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

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Sunday, September 6 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Thursday, September 10 | Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

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Sunday, September 13 | Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00 pm

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All tickets $8 advance / $10 door

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*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

AMY (Asif Kapadia, 2015 / 128 mins / PG) | This mesmerizing, meticulously crafted and moving film offers a reminder that, before the people she trusted allowed her to become a punch line, Winehouse was a serious talent. With Amy, Kapadia sets the record straight. Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Greenpeace Doc HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD Screening & Live Q&A

Monday, September 14 at 6:15pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special event featuring a screening of the acclaimed new Greenpeace documentary HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, which tells the story of one of the most well-respected and longstanding of the world’s great environmental organizations, followed by a live Q&A and panel featuring Eduardo Sousa (Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace Canada) and other (more info coming soon!). The film is shaping up to be one of the bigger documentaries of 2015, following screenings at festivals around the world including Sundance and Hot Docs.

Monday, September 14
Doors 5:45 | Movie 6:15
Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages welcome in the balcony

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (Jerry Rothwell, 110 minutes) | In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

Eduardo Sousa is a Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace Canada, with more than 7 year’s experience working on the long term protection of old-growth forests on the west coast. He has been working closely with First Nations communities, the BC Government and the logging industry to implement the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements – a conservation plan 20 years in the making. Prior to arriving on the west coast, Eduardo worked as Ontario-Quebec Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians on public policy issues related to healthcare, water, trade and Canada-US relations. Eduardo also worked as an environmental planner and special projects coordinator for Toronto Parks. He has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University, with a focus on watershed planning and community organizing and mobilization.

The Yes Men Are Revolting: Screening + Skype Q&A

Monday, September 14 at 9:30pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a screening of The Yes Men’s new documentary ‘The Yes Men are Revolting’ followed by a Skype Q&A.

Monday, September 14
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

All tickets 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes not accepted for this event. Please redeem at the door.

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after ‘The Yes Men’ and ‘The Yes Men Fix the World’), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change. More than the first two films, ‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’ is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.

THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING (Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonano, 2014 / DCP / 91 mins) | Comedy troupe The Yes Men stage phony events and press releases in an effort to bring attention to environmental dangers and corporate greed.

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