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Badass V Fri Mar 29: Hard Brexit UK double bill 

7pm  Polterheist (UK, 2018)

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+ Opening Reception

  

VIFF/ Vancity Theatre
Fri Mar 29: Hard Brexit UK double bill
6pm  hosted opening party
7pm  Polterheist (UK, 2018)


In the first of our opening Hard Brexit double bill, two gangsters are given 72 hours to discover the whereabouts of a stash of drug money stolen by their boss. There’s only one problem…they just murdered him. Frantic to find the cash, the hapless criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the dead gang boss.


Presented by Australian UK-based Director Dave Gilbank with moderated Q&A to follow the screening.


Opening Reception from 6pm hosted by Jesse Inocalla and Gidget Gravedigger (filmmaker awards nominees)


"Polterheist has cult classic written all over it; lock-stock and ghosts. It’s well-written and boasts great acting throughout. The violence is hard-hitting without being over the top and there are some downright hilarious moments. If only all British films could be as entertaining as this!"

- Martin Unsworth, Starburst

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9:30 Perfect Skin (UK, 2018)

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VIFF/ Vancity Theatre
Fri Mar 29: Hard Brexit UK double bill
9:30 Perfect Skin (UK, 2018)
*Canadian premieres, filmmakers attending

 

A young Polish woman’s relationship with a mysterious tattoo artist takes a sinister turn as she becomes increasingly fascinated by him.


"Perfect Skin is a taut horror that will have you on the edge of your seat, and quite possibly begging for mercy… a truly chilling watch and a promising debut. Perfect Skin is an engaging and horrifying film that will draw you in and refuse to let you go."

Pip Ellwood-Hughes


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Badass V: Sat Mar 30: Welcome to the Jungle

4pm  International Shorts

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VIFF / Vancity Theatre Sat Mar 30: Welcome to the Jungle 4pm  International Shorts

A hosted selection of the best new short genre films from around the world with Q&As from attending filmmakers. 

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A Mata Negra - The Black Forest (Brazil, 2018)

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5:30 A Mata Negra - The Black Forest 98 minutes

VIFF / Vancity Theatre
Sat Mar 30: Welcome to the Jungle
5:30 A Mata Negra (The Black Forest) (2018, Brazil) 

*North American premiere 


In a forest in the heart of Brazil, a girl sees her life - and everyone around her - change terribly, when she finds the Lost Book of Cypriano, whose Dark Magic, besides bestowing power and wealth on its possessor, is able to liberate a terrible evil upon the earth.

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7:30 North American Shorts

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7:30 North American Shorts (70 mins)

VIFF / Vancity Theatre
Badass V: Sat Mar 30: Welcome to the Jungle
7:30 North American Shorts

A hosted selection of the best new short genre films from around North America with Q&As from attending filmmakers.

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9:30 Amazon Hot Box (USA, 2018)

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Amazon Hot Box with select cast and crew

VIFF / Vancity Theatre
Badass V: Sat Mar 30: Welcome to the Jungle
9:30 Amazon Hot Box (2018, USA) with select cast and crew 


Presented by star Tristan Risk and producer David Aboussafy 
An innocent college student is tossed into a jungle hellhole where she must fight for her life against an evil wardress, psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine.


 

Genre fans are always bitching that nothing original ever comes out, here is your chance to see something new and original! This film is chocked of gals, guns and pure excitement... Believe me, there is nothing out there like Amazon Hot Box and there never will be. This is pure fun made for the movie going audience that rarely gets this kind of treat. Its blend of humor and sleaze is both exciting and charming… don’t miss your chance to see your favorite movie of the year”  - Blaine McLaren
http://farsightedblog.com/2018/07/02/jimmy-bickert-returns-amazon-hot-box/


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The Rio Theatre Badass V: Sun Mar 31: Home of the Brave

3pm The Hollow Child (Canada, 2018)

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Sun Mar 31: Canadian AF 3pm The Hollow Child (2018, Canada) 92mins with director, cast and crew

The Rio Theatre
Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Please arrive on time!

Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door


*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.


THE HOLLOW CHILD (Jeremy Lutter / 92 mins) A troubled foster teen works to expose a dangerous supernatural impostor in her new family and rescue her foster sister.

“A confident, multi-layered film which makes highly effective use of simple cinematic techniques to forge a connection with the primal.” (J. Kermode, Eye for Film UK)

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5pm Knuckleball (Canada, 2018)

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The Rio Theatre Badass V: Sun Mar 31: Canadian AF 5pm Knuckleball (2018, Canada) with director

 

Left alone on an isolated farm, a 12-year-old boy must fight for his life when he becomes the target of a crazed psychopath.


Knuckleball stars Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Scanners, Turbo Kid) and Turbo Kid Munro Chambers. “Helmer Michael Peterson effectively earns suspension of disbelief with stark atmospherics, solid performances and a persuasive escalation of panic.”  D. Harvey, Variety.

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Local Badass Shorts & Genre Film Awards Show

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The Rio Theatre Badass V: Sun Mar 31: Canadian AF 7pm Local Shorts & Genre Film Awards Show (host

 

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival's 2019 Local Badass Shorts & Genre Film Awards Show

Sunday, March 31
Doors 7:10 pm | Event 7:30 pm *Please arrive on time!

Advance tickets $20 | $25 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.


Short Film Block 1 7:30 pm *Apx. Start time


Short Film Block 2 8:30 pm *Apx. Start time


Awards Show 9:30 pm *Apx. Start time


Hosted by Mister Nickel and Samantha Mack with performances by Caravan of Curiosities (f. Tristan Risk and Burns the Dragon)

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AMI (Canada, 2019) 77 mins

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The Rio Theatre Badass V: Sun Mar 31: Home of the Brave 10:30pm  A.M.I. (2019, Canada) world premier

 

AMI (Canada, 2019) 77 mins

* World Premiere. Cast and crew attending


A seventeen year old girl forms a co-dependent relationship with an artificial intelligence on her phone and goes on a murderous rampage. AMI stars Debs Howard (The Evil in Us) and Philip Granger (Woodland, Ghost Wars, The Killing, Tucker and Dale vs Evil) 

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