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American History X

American History X

Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ways; he hopes to prevent his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. As he struggles with his own deeply ingrained prejudices and watches their mother grow sicker, Derek wonders if his family can overcome a lifetime of hate. With Avery Brooks, Beverly D’Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach.

This is a terrifying look at the humanity implicit in hatred.” (Empire Magazine)

“Ed Norton is an amazing actor, a hot-dog whose delight in transformation is infectious.” (Slate)

“A brilliant, career-high performance by actor Edward Norton.” (Globe and Mail)

Friday, May 24
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

AMERICAN HISTORY X (Tony Kaye, 1998 / 120 mins / 18A) Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard’s narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the… Continue Reading

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest… Continue Reading

Fight Club

Fight Club

Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club! David Fincher‘s magnetic neo-noir drama Fight Club (based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk) broke rules (and maybe… Continue Reading

Fight Club

Fight Club

Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Chuck Palahniuk‘s blockbuster novel about a bored office worker and his soap-making friend, FIGHT CLUB, was turned into an equally blockbuster film thanks to standout direction from David Fincher and memorable performances from Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, and…. Meat Loaf. “It is working American Beauty-Susan Faludi territory,… 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