A homeless wanderer, named Solar Flare, proclaims to be a real superhero from the Sun who’s been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days. From the personal discovery of why he was sent here (to save this planet from an apocalyptic solar flare), to the array of bizarre characters that misguide him, we follow the lost ‘superhero’ on what quickly becomes a downward spiral journey into the underbelly of Hollywood – a place he comes to realize is not worth saving. With Adam Marcinowski, Yvette Monreal, Ron Bush.
“A renegade piece of cinematic triumph…my favorite movie of 2018.” (Brooklyn Film Review)
“A film with strong cinematography, an immersive soundtrack and a taste for the subversive.” (VUE Weekly)
Tuesday, May 7 Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A!
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
ONCE UPON A SUPERHERO (John M. Kline, 2018 / 120 mins / 18A) On the streets of Hollywood, a self proclaimed Super Hero plummets into a world of drug induced confusion and loss of self , while desperately awaiting the return of his lost Superpowers in order to return to his home : the sun.