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Actor: Jeff Goldblum

The Fly

The Fly

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

In 1986, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg cemented his iconic status thanks to this bold remake of THE FLY, a wildly imaginative work of poignant, weirdly romantic body horror that perfectly showcases his darkest sensibilities, dry humour, and a masterful understanding of the devastating potential of practical VFX.

In what is easily a career defining performance, Jeff Goldblum stars with Geena Davis (at one time, they were the tallest real-life couple in Hollywood) as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether — but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly.

“‘The Fly’ seizes on our ingrained, instinctive horror of sexuality, the sense of shame that our fundamentally puritanical society can’t help but teach us, and by confirming our worst fears, helps us, for a moment, to move beyond them.” (Chicago Tribune)

Cronenberg’s most triumphant and accessible film to date.” (Empire Magazine)

Wednesday, October 28
Doors 7:55 pm | Movie 8:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE FLY (David Cronenberg, 1986 / 96 mins / PG) When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

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