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Honey Boy

Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA Twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har’el‘s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope. With Laura San Giacomo, Natasha Lyonne, Byron Bowers, Maika Monroe.

“Somewhere between a primal scream, a self-acceptance and even a forgiveness of sorts, this is an utterly unique bit of autobiography. Brave, bold, and a little batshit.” (Empire Magazine)

“In this intense, unsettling, modestly triumphant portrait of the artist as a young man, LaBeouf shows us not only how he grew up, but what it cost him along the way.” (Washington Post)

“‘Honey Boy’ serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject — one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tuesday, February 4 Encore Screening!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Saturday, February 8 Final screening!
Doors 2:15 pm | Movie 2:45 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

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

HONEY BOY (Alma Har’El, 2019 / 94 mins / 14A) The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade. Loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.

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

Mid90s

Mid90s

Two-time Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill‘s (SUPERBAD, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) auspicious directorial debut MID90s (which he also wrote) is a smart, funny, sweet and insightful coming-of-age film set in 1990s Los Angeles, where 13-year-old Stevie escapes his turbulent home life by hanging out with a new group of friends he meets at a local… Continue Reading

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the most talked about films from this year’s Academy Awards (who could ever forget Frances McDormand‘s Best Actress acceptance speech?!) is finally coming to the Rio Theatre, starting April 23. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit… Continue Reading

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Writer-director and all-around indie darling Greta Gerwig cemented her status as one of Hollywood’s brightest with her somewhat self-inspired coming-of-age comedy-drama about a 90’s-era California high school student who plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, which went on to garner Golden Globe awards (Best Picture… Continue Reading