Vancouver Latin Film Fest: Double Feature
6:45pm - Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
The Rio Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) are partnering to co-present a double feature in advance of the festival's highly anticipated 17th season happening August 22-September 1. This year, VLAFF will be featuring over 70 films from across Latin America, and is set take place at various venues around the city - not to be missed!
At 6:45 pm, we will be screening the remarkable 2017 documentary CHAVELA, about the life of the legendary Mexican ranchero singer and and social pioneer, which features both interviews and stunning performances from the late performer followed by legendary Chilean director's Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult-classic THE HOLY MOUNTAIN at 9:00 pm.
Thursday, August 8
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note THE HOLY MOUNTAIN is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
CHAVELA (Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, 2017 / 93 mins / G / English subs) The life of Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who gains worldwide fame for her beauty and charm and her interpretation of traditional ranchera.
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 / 114 mins / 18A / English subs) In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
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