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Actor: Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The Photograph

The Photograph

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae (Issa Rae, HBO’s ‘Insecure’), hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother’s early life — an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist (Lakeith Stanfield, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, KNIVES OUT, UNCUT GEMS).

“Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae do wonderful work as people with an instant connection.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“The American black experience has been the definition of pain; however, we do experience joy, fun, and love like every other race. We also experience success, and that is silently the most powerful element of The Photograph.” (Salon.com)

Monday, March 9
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors welcome 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 PHOTOGRAPH (Stella Meghie, 2020 / PG / 106) When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother’s early life — an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist.

Waves

Waves

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family–led by a well-intentioned but domineering father–as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults,… Continue Reading

Luce

Luce

It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), believes he… Continue Reading

J.T. LeRoy

J.T. LeRoy

Based on the memoir, “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy” by Savannah Knoop, writer-director Justin Long’s J.T. LEROY (co-written by Knoop) tells the story of one of a genuinely bizarre, captivating tale, going beyond the headlines to tell the story of the most compelling literary ‘hoax’ of our generation. Laura Albert (Laura Dern)… Continue Reading