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Loving Vincent at the Rio Theatre | The Rio Theatre | Thursday, 21. December 2017

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, bringing the paintings to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who traveled from all across the world to the LOVING VINCENT studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings is the story of his passionate and ill-fated life, and his mysterious death.

"A triumph of painstaking technical prowess and stunning visuals over storytelling and dialogue. See it for its nuanced take on a huge cultural figure and to applaud its astounding audacity." (Empire Magazine)

"LOVING VINCENT is almost too beautiful for its own good; I found myself, too often, so dazzled by the form that I quite forgot about the content." (Seattle Times)

"It is a phenomenal technical accomplishment, elevated to dazzling heights by a stunning cast, gorgeous score and touching story that unleashes the artist inside us all." (Film Inquiry)

Thursday, December 21
Doors 5:50 pm | Movie 6:20 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

Saturday, December 23
Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:40 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

Tuesday, December 26
Doors 3:15 pm | Movie 3:45 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

Tuesday, January 2
Doors 3:15 pm | Movie 3:45 pm

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

LOVING VINCENT (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017 / 95 mins / PG) In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
  • Oh hello, Boxing Day! We've got a full schedule this afternoon with the animated drama LOVING VINCENT at 3:45 pm, Willem Dafoe's Golden Globe-nominated turn in Sean Baker's (TANGERINE) THE FLORIDA PROJECT at 6:00 pm, and some Gosling/Ford goodness in BLADE RUNNER 2049 at 8:45 pm. Full calendar at www.riotheatre.ca
  • One of our favourites of 2017 - no question! Enjoy Loving Vincent on the big screen while you can. The first fully hand oil-painted feature is truly a marvel. Catch it at the Rio on December 26 & January 2. See www.riotheatre.ca for updated calendar.
  • There's only one word that matters tonight: LOVE. Join us at 6:20 pm for the Golden Globe nominated, gorgeously animated (it's the first fully oil-painted feature film!) Loving Vincent followed by holiday classic LOVE ACTUALLY at 8:45 pm. Both shows are going to be on the busy side, so save some time by buying tickets in advance and coming early for great seats.
  • Hello your website says movie is dec 23 at 3:40 but on Facebook it says dec 23 6:20. Which is correct time? ?
  • Fantastic movies are hitting our marquee this weekend! Join us for the gorgeously animated Golden Globe-nominee Loving Vincent on Saturday at 3:30 pm. On Sunday the moving documentary portrait of iconic conservationist Jane Goodall, JANE, screens at 2:15 pm. See our complete calendar at www.riotheatre.ca.
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