The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is the biggest edition of the annual festival in its four-year history. Running Feb. 23-25 at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway), the event includes six feature-length films (including four premieres), shorts, special guests and a circus performance.
Tickets and info:$35 (festival pass), riotheatretickets.ca
The fourth annual BadAss Film Festival consistently flies under the radar — possibly because the genre (exploitation, horror, action) film festival is largely the work of one man. Yet this year organizer David Aboussafy has arranged premiere screenings of no fewer than four features including the well-reviewed Badsville from Canadian director April Mullen. Guests include actor Tristan Risk (pictured), who also performs Sunday with the Caravan of Creeps.