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Actor: Harry Dean Stanton

Lucky

Lucky

Best known as a character actor, John Carroll Lynch (FARGO, SHUTTER ISLAND, GRAN TORINO) makes a very comfortable move into the director’s chair with his debut feature LUCKY, a film that will forever be remembered as a fittingly poignant swan song for its tour de force performance from another beloved character actor, the late, great, Harry Dean Stanton. The nonagenarian shines in this role as  90-year-old atheist who has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries; as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment among the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. At the precipice of his life, he is thrust into a fascinating and memorable journey of self-exploration while contemplating loneliness, morality, spirituality and human connection. With Tom Skerritt, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., and David Lynch.

“It’s a remarkable gift to fans and cinephiles that LUCKY serves as a first-rate showcase for its star [Harry Dean Stanton] as well as an ideal swan song. The man couldn’t have gone out any better.” (Entertainment Weekly)

LUCKY is a bittersweet meditation on mortality, punctuating the career of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Lucky us.” (Globe & Mail)

Sunday, November 12
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

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

LUCKY (John Carroll Lynch, 2017 / 88 mins / PG) LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

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Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York

As part of our “Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature” on Saturday, August 13 we’ll be screening Escape From New York, their epic 1981 action film that sees director John Carpenter‘s “muse” Kurt Russell as the iconic, eye-patch-wearing Snake Plissken. Set in a dystopic 1997 in which a major war between the United States and the… Continue Reading

Alien

Alien

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN in 1979. Catch both it – and it’s… Continue Reading

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