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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)

Tuesday, January 30
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Sunday, February 4
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm

Friday, February 9
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 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.
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  • Catch up on all your Oscar-watching with us, and these two nominated films tonight! The gorgeously hand-painted Loving Vincent (Best Animated Feature) is at 6:30 followed by The Florida Project (Best Supporting Actor, WIllem Dafoe) at 8:45 pm. See www.riotheatre.ca for calendar.
  • Heard nothing but good things about this film from a friend in Austin TX. Interested to know what others say.
  • Tickets to upcoming screenings of the oscar-nominated Loving Vincent on January 30 & February 4 are on sale now at www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • Holy humpday, mamasita! We've got the cure for your mid-week feels with two great movies to choose from. The Oscar-nominated LOVING VINCENT (the first fully oil painted animated feature) hits our screen at 6:30 pm before THELMA & LOUISE drive across it at 8:45 pm. Minors OK to both shows! Tickets in advance or at the door.
  • Really want to see this film but have previous commitment for next 6 Wednesdays...
  • Really want to see this film but have previous commitment for next 6 Wednesdays...
  • This was amazing! Definatly worth going to. Beautiful from the intro to the musical arrangements.
  • The gorgeously animated Loving Vincent has been one of our most popular films of recent memory - and with good reason! Screening again on January 20 at 3:00 pm and January 24 at 6:30 pm. Come early for great seats!
  • We've added more screenings! See www.riotheatre.ca for our updated calendar or events.
  • Happy Friday! Looks like Saturday's screening of Loving Vincent at 3:45 pm is going to be busy, so we recommend saving yourself some time by purchasing tickets in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca and coming early (doors 3:15 pm!) to ensure great seats.
  • "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 returns to the Rio's screen January 13 at 3:45 pm and again on January 16 at 6:30 pm.. Buy online www.riotheatretickets.ca or at the door.
  • Have you seen this yet....? Loving Vincent is definitely *our* pick to take home the prize as Best Animated Feature at the #GoldenGlobes tonight! Check it out on our screen on Saturday, January 13. Minors welcome in the balcony! www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • We have added a final (?) screening of the insanely gorgeous Loving Vincent to our calendar on Saturday, January 13 at 3:45 pm (Sharp! Please arrive on time). Tickets on sale now at www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • If you haven't had a chance to see Loving Vincent yet - today could be your day! The masterfully animated feature screens at 3:45 pm this afternoon. Tonight's BLADE RUNNER + BLADE RUNNER 2049 double feature is sold out - very limited rush seating may be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. The double bill is happening again on January 11. www.riotheatre.ca
  • It's the first Tuesday of 2018! Join us today for a nice selection of some Golden Globe-nominated films, including LOVING VINCENT (Best Animated Feature) at 3:45 pm + BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Best Actress Emma Stone / Best Actor Steve Carell) at 6:00 pm + THE SQUARE (Best Foreign Language Film, Sweden) at 8:45 pm. (And don't forget - we've got the Globes LIVE & FREE on our screen on Sunday, January 7!) See our full calendar at www.riotheatre.ca
  • Why do you always screen during the middle of a workday? why oh why!
  • On Tuesday, January 2, catch up on your Golden Globe movie-watching with nominate titles LOVING VINCENT 3:45 pm + BATTLE OF THE SEXES 6:00 pm + THE SQUARE 8:45 pm. (And don't forget - we've got the Globes LIVE & FREE on our screen on Sunday, January 7!) See our full calendar at www.riotheatre.ca
  • The Golden Globe-nominated Loving Vincent (the first fully oil-painted animated feature of its kind) have been incredibly busy, and this is proving to be one of our most popular titles of the season! We have added an additional screening to our calendar - now you can catch it January 2 & 3 at 3:45 pm. Minors very welcome in the balcony! Tickets at www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • 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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