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Actor: Junichi Suwabe

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (MIND GAME, LU OVER THE WALL, Adventure Time’s “Food Chain”) comes THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.

“A highly original work by an artist who follows his own vision – wherever it leads.” (Los Angeles Times)

“The term “fever dream” is often used to describe animation like Yuasa’s, but it’s rarely so apt as it is here.” (Film School Rejects)

“Colorful, madcap, and surprisingly sweet, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL is the best nocturnal romp you never had, and a dizzying reignition of rom-com formula.” (Paste Magazine)

Saturday, September 8
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, September 10
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! (Please note this films is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ with ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

 


Join us at the Rio Theatre for an Anime Monday Double Bill, featuring the 20th Anniversary remaster of Satoshi Kon’s (PAPRIKA, PARANOIA AGENT) gorgeous anime PERFECT BLUE followed by Masaka Yuasa‘s (MIND GAME, LU OVER THE WALL) latest feature THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL. Both films will be screening in Japanese with English subtitles. See one, or see them both!

Monday, September 24
PERFECT BLUE

Doors 7:15 pm | Movie 7:45 pm
Single Film Ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 door

Why note make it an Anime Monday Double Bill with Masaaki Yuasa‘s THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL for one sweeeet price?

THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL
9:30 pm *Apx. start time.

Single Film Tickets $10 advance HERE |$12 at the door
Double Bill Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! (Please note these films are rated 18A.) Must be 19+ with ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

PERFECT BLUE “Pafekuto buru” (Satoshi Kon, 1997 / 81 minutes /18 A / Japanese with English subtitles) Mima Kirigoe is a singer who leaves her trio to become an actress, a career move that angers her fans, who prefer to see her as the pop idol. Plagued by self-doubt and tormented by humiliating compromises, she begins to be stalked, in her waking and sleeping moments, by an alter ego who claims to be “the real Mima”, until she collapses into madness as her coworkers are brutally slain around her.

THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017 / 93 mins / 18A / Japanese with English subtitles) A young girl embarks on an insanely long night of partying where she interacts with an increasingly eccentric cast of characters.