February 24th, 2018   7pm -  International Shorts &  The Three Don'ts (Ireland)

Following a hosted screening of the Badass 2018 international shorts, a feature film from Ireland: The Three Don'ts (Ireland; Paddy Murphy, Director) will make its North American premiere, presented by Producer /DP Barry Fahy, with Q & A to follow.

Two lads receive a simple job with a big payout. All is not as it seems and if they break The Three Don'ts, they could be in for a world of hurt. "Coarse, crude and unrelenting, The Three Don'ts is a brutal and compelling sucker punch of a debut, and one that promises great things to follow from its emerging talent." https://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/the-three-donts
Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-D5i_PIDP8g

Saturday February 24th, 2018   4pm -  Canadian Shorts  &
She Who Must Burn (w/ Larry Kent)

Following a hosted screening of the Badass 2018 Canadian shorts, legendary Canadian indie filmmaker Larry Kent (whose 1963 film The Bitter Ash, made while he was a UBC student and banned at the time only to top 3 2017 lists for best ever Canadian film, and who has a 54 year history of indie filmmaking including 20 feature films) presents his latest made in BC shocking film:
She Who Must Burn (Canada) presented by legendary indie Director Larry Kent with Q & A with the director to follow (a special lifetime achievement award for 54 years of Badass and brief retrospective 
She Who Must Burn shows the shocking story of what happens when fanatical evangelists target a woman who refuses to shut down a Planned Parenthood clinic.

"The most effective and frightening horror films are those based in reality, whether it’s actual events or what could easily happen. Larry Kent’s SHE WHO MUST BURN taps into actual events and then takes it to the next level, a level that’s entirely possible." 


Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kw183OOCEY

February 25th, 2018 10pmAyla. Canadian premiere,  w/ star Tristan Risk & crew

Ayla. Canadian Premiere: US; Director Elias; starring Dee Wallace, Nicholas Wilder, and Tristan Risk. Presented by attending cast and crew including Tristan Risk with a Q & A. following the screening.

Ayla - 'Obsession becomes flesh' - A man haunted by the mysterious death of his 4-year-old sister brings her back to life thirty years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences. Winner Best Supernatural Feature (Philip K Dick Film Festival Europe); Best Actor Nicholas Wilder (Ferratum Festival); Best Female Performance Dee Wallace (Fantastic Planet Film Festival).

"Tristan Risk is simply breathtaking. Watching her face and movements take in the world for the first time after her mysterious re-birth is a wonderful thing to watch. She is perfect for this role. The way she stands and stares has a hollow and eerie stillness which stands in contrast
with her naturally wild beauty. She's as as mysterious as her character's return and she absolutely nails it in this film."  http://theindiehorrorreview.blogspot.ca/2017/12/ayla.html

Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vbbEDQLnU2o

February 23-25. 2018

@ Rio Theater

Address: 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1
Phone:(604) 879-3456

February 24th, 2018  - 10pm Badass IV: Badsville (April Mullen) CANADA

Premiere. Directed by Canadian emerging action directing force April Mullen (88, Below Her Mouth, Dead by Dawn 3D), Badsville stars Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break). A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville - a town where love doesn't exist. “Badsville is a powerful, deeply felt crime drama about letting go of the past and getting out of Dodge — before it's too late." 


Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lykZlXWmHVw