More films announced for the Rio Grind Film Festival

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East Vancouver’s only independently owned and operated single screen multi-purpose venue, The Rio Theatre, is thrilled to announce the final slate of films for the first edition of the Rio Grind Film Festival, Nov. 2-4. This year’s lineup includes World, Canadian, Western Canadian and BC feature, documentary, and short film premieres from seven countries.
*Advance screeners and media interviews available upon request.


Festival Schedule Just Announced.

  • The exclusive BC premiere of director Don Coscarelli‘s (Bubba Ho-TepPhantasm I-IV) highly anticipated adaptation of David Wong’s bestselling novel John Dies at the End (Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson). Friday, November 2, at 9:30 pm.
  • The Western Canadian premiere of Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte‘s romantic and erotically-charged Vanishing Waves, a dreamy sci-fi thriller that has taken top honors from festivals around the world – including including Austin’s Fantastic Fest (Best Picture, Director, Actress, Screenplay), Sweden’s Lund Fantastic Film Festival (Méliès d’Argent for Best Picture), and Sitges in Spain (the coveted Méliés d’Or for Best European Fantastic Film).Sunday, November 4 at 7:00 pm.
  • The World premiere of Vancouver filmmaker Josh Laner‘s documentary on cosplay and the unusual world of cosplayers, My Other Me. The Rio Grind Film Festival is honored to be hosting the world premiere of this fascinating feature which is already slated to screen as part of Queenland, Australia’s Gold Coast Film Festival in 2013. Friday, November 2 at 5:00 pm.
  • We are pleased to be offering our three documentary features as “all ages” shows with a special student rate. (Viewer discretion is advised.)

Go HERE for advanced ticketing information. Connect on Facebook & @RioTheatre #RioGrind or check out their website.

In Competition: Short Film Program

Head on over to the Rio Grind Film Festival‘s short film program on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 pm. Presented in association with The Celluloid Social Club, this diverse roster of shorts features 15 films from five countries, with more expected to be announced.

  • Dysmorphia (Andy Stewart, Scotland)
  • Spacewrecked (Kalle Gulbrandsen, Norway)
  • Don’t Make Us (Ashley Lynch, Canada)
  • Game (Angus Swantee, Canada)
  • Frozen Over: In From the Cold (Nathanael Draper, Canada)
  • Alchemy and Other Imperfections (Zachary Rothman, Canada)
  • Hellvetica (Kalen Artinian, Canada)
  • Dead Crossing (Gigi Guerrero, Canada)
  • Drifting Through Silence (Christopher Ray, Canada)
  • Defenseless (Norm Coyne, Canada)
  • Karon (Itai Edry, Israel)
  • SHHH (Freddy Chavez Olmos, Canada)
  • Beautiful Phil (Sophie Romvari, Canada)
  • Dialogue (Josh Johnson, USA)
  • Monster (Rich Johnson, Canada)

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