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V6A (With Director Q&A!)

12:45pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano has called Vancouver home since 2016 and after witnessing the struggle of homelessness, poverty and addiction in his adopted city, was moved to make a film about the inhabitants of postal code V6A - the area ...[more]

Free Solo

3:20pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's documentary FREE SOLO (which just took home an Academy Award for Best ...[more]

Vice

5:30pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

In this darkly comic satire, writer-director Adam McKay re-teams with his THE BIG SHORT star Christian Bale (in a transformative, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance) to tell the epic, utterly head-shaking story of how a ruthlessly ...[more]

A Star is Born (Extended Edition!)

8:30pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

In A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hosted by the Geekenders!)

11:45pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! Join us for one of the most notorious cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre! For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences ...[more]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

1:00pm - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019

This year's Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature, SPIDER-MAN: INTO SPIDERVERSE is a "marvel," indeed! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE and 21 JUMP STREET, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a ...[more]

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Hosted by Sean Baker)

3:45pm - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019

Gabrielle Brady's stunning ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, winner of the Best Documentary Award at Tribeca 2018, is that rare documentary that not only offers outstanding artistic merit but also timely topical appeal, as it deals artfully with issues ...[more]

The Piano

6:45pm - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are screening the beautifully restored 25th Anniversary edition of writer-director Jane Campion's magnificent third feature, the erotically-charged THE PIANO, for screenings on March 22 and March 24. Set ...[more]

Vice

9:30pm - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019

In this darkly comic satire, writer-director Adam McKay re-teams with his THE BIG SHORT star Christian Bale (in a transformative, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance) to tell the epic, utterly head-shaking story of how a ruthlessly ...[more]

Cold War

6:30pm - Monday, Mar 25, 2019

Writer-director Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his 2015 Oscar-winner IDA with an equally moving, visually stark, black and white dramatic period piece set in Poland. COLD WAR is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins ...[more]

A Star is Born

8:45pm - Monday, Mar 25, 2019

In A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the ...[more]

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

9:45pm - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019

Spice up your motherfudging life! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Tuesday, March 26 we're toasting #WomenHistoryMonth with everybody's favorite 90’s "girl-powered" group (everyone else was such a ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month ...[more]

Big

8:30pm - Friday, Mar 29, 2019

"Be careful what you wish for..." Join us in raising a #WomensHistoryMonth glass to the late, great, and incredibly talented actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall, who passed away in 2018. In 1988, Marshall made history as the first female ...[more]

Clueless

11:00pm - Friday, Mar 29, 2019

"Rollin' with the homies...." Since it's March, and it's #WomensHistoryMonth, we're totally gonna toast one of the most ferosh movies directed by a fantastic female, like e-ver, as a Friday Late Night Movie, like OK? And that's CLUELESS, from ...[more]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

11:15am - Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

This year's Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature, SPIDER-MAN: INTO SPIDERVERSE is a "marvel," indeed! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE and 21 JUMP STREET, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a ...[more]

A Perfect 14 (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

2:00pm - Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

Following its sold out Canadian Premiere at this year's Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, the much-talked about new documentary A PERFECT 14 is making it way to the Rio Theatre (with filmmakers in attendance for Q&A!) on Saturday, ...[more]

Riverdale Burlesque

9:00pm - Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and the gang become entangled in yet another dark and sexy Riverdale mystery: A masked figure is trying to ruin Prom! Who is the masked figure? Will prom be saved? How many ...[more]

V6A (With Director Q&A!)

1:00pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano has called Vancouver home since 2016 and after witnessing the struggle of homelessness, poverty and addiction in his adopted city, was moved to make a film about the inhabitants of postal code V6A - the area ...[more]

Vancouver Badass Film Festival: Day Pass

3:30pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Sunday, March 31 Day Pass $35 | Entry to all of the day's events! Please note: Online sales of the pass will end at 2:00 pm on March 31, but will be available at the door as well. *Must be 19+ w/ID for ...[more]

The VBAFF presents The Hollow Child

3:30pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Presents THE HOLLOW CHILD *Cast and crew in attendance! Sunday, March 31 Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Please arrive on time! Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and ...[more]

The VBAFF presents Knuckleball

5:30pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Presents KNUCKLEBALL *Director in attendance! Left alone on an isolated farm, a 12-year-old boy must fight for his life when he becomes the target of a crazed psychopath. KNUCKLEBALL stars Michael Ironside ...[more]

The VBAFF 2019 Local Badass Shorts & Genre Film Awards Show

7:30pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival's 2019 Local Badass Shorts & Genre Film Awards Show Sunday, March 31 Doors 7:10 pm | Event 7:30 pm *Please arrive on time! Advance tickets $20 | $25 at the door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. ...[more]

The VBAFF presents AMI

10:30pm - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Presents AMI *Cast and crew in attendance! Sunday, March 31 Doors 10:10 pm | Movie 10:30 pm Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre ...[more]

On The Basis Of Sex

6:30pm - Monday, Apr 1, 2019

Directed by Mimi Leder, ON THE BASIS OF SEX tells the inspiring and spirited story of young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth (Felicity ...[more]

Glass

9:15pm - Monday, Apr 1, 2019

From renowned storyteller M. Night Shyamalan's re-imagination of super-hero movies, UNBREAKABLE, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price - known also by his pseudonym, "Mr. Glass." Joining from Shyamalan's SPLIT ...[more]

A Star is Born (1976)

6:15pm - Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

"You can trash your life but you're not going to trash mine!" We're going back in time, swimming away from the shallow and heading instead into the evergreen with the third remake of A STAR IS BORN, set in the mid 1970's, featuring Barbra ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

Experience what the Vancouver Sun hailed as a "Phenomenon" and caused the Georgia Straight to proclaim “There is no funner night out”. Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is a live comedy/variety/talk show and TV program airing locally on Novus TV and ...[more]

Candyman

11:30pm - Friday, Apr 5, 2019

"We dare you to say his name five times." Researching urban folklore, a University of Chicago student snoops around the housing projects of Cabrini Green to find more about the legend of the "Candyman," who supposedly appears (whenever one looks ...[more]

They Shall Not Grow Old (Final Screening)

1:30pm - Saturday, Apr 6, 2019

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, ...[more]

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