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The Wife

The Wife

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Golden Globe winner Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Also starring Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern.

“Watch Close’s face in these early scenes; imagine what she’s feeling because you will imagine something much different by the end.” (The Globe and Mail)

“With Glenn Close in the lead role, it’s… unexpectedly poignant and powerful.” (Toronto Star)

“As a feminist parable, ‘The Wife’ has plenty to say about the ways in which women are expected to be self-effacing, while men are taught to bask in achievement—even ones that aren’t entirely theirs.” (The New Yorker)

Monday, February 4
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted 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 WIFE (Björn Runge, 2018 / 100 mins / 14A) A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wizard (1989)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wizard (1989)

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Heathers

Heathers

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True Romance

True Romance

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Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander (2001)

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