Stanley Kubrick‘s lush (if not quietly satirical) adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Victorian-era novel features a career-high performance from Ryan O’Neal as the titular protagonist in a complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society that, ultimately, has no use for him. Set in a rural Irish village in the 18th century, BARRY LYNDON follows the plight of a likeable young farm boy who changes into a conniving, manipulative rogue who finds himself homeless after taking part in a fake duel before being captured by a Prussian highwayman, meeting up with a spy, and having his fortunes change when he marries a wealthy, titled woman in order to secure his future. Also starring Marisa Berenson, Leon Vitali,
“Cynical, ironic, and suffused with seductive natural lighting, BARRY LYNDON is a complex character piece of a hapless man doomed by Georgian society.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“Stanley Kubrick‘s magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras.” (The Village Voice)
“The expressive authority of Kubrick’s direction is breathtaking.” (Total Film)
Sunday, June 3
Movie 8:15 pm
*Start time subject to change; screens as part of a double bill with FILMWORKER at 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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 good for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick, 1975 / 184 mins / PG) In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.