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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from writer-director Armando Iannucci (VEEP, IN THE LOOP). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, and Rupert Friend.

“This film’s grave, absurd, brilliant, and brutal historical context has a way of making the future look, if not hopeful, then at least familiar.” (The Stranger)

“Who’d have thought the demise of a kill-happy Russian dictator could leave you laughing helplessly? That’s THE DEATH OF STALIN for you, a slapstick tragedy, for you – the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year… It olds up a dark comic mirror to a world that’s not hard to recognize as our own. “ (Rolling Stone)

Sunday, May 27
Doors 4:00 pm | Movie 4:25 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, May 28
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*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.

THE DEATH OF STALIN (Armando Ianucci, 2018 / 106 mins / 14A) Joseph Stalin’s core team of ministers tussle for control following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953.

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

From the directors of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE comes the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Golden Globe nominees Emma Stone and Steve Carell shine as, two legends trapped in one of the biggest news stories… Continue Reading

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

The critical and audience accolades for fashion icon Tom Ford‘s latest effort NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival and Golden Globe nods for Best Director and Best Screenplay) dispel any notion of the dreaded “sophomore slump” following his stunning feature debut, 2009’s A SINGLE MAN. Based on… Continue Reading

Birdman

Birdman

Oscar award winning film Birdman comes to the Rio. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu starring Michael Keaton. A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. Saturday March 21st 7pm, Doors at 6:30pm… Continue Reading