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Brazil

Brazil

In the sci-fi, dystopian fantasy masterpiece BRAZIL, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming every-man who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antit-otalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, BRAZIL is a nonstop dazzler. With Robert DeNiro, Kim Greist, Katharine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Jim Broadbent.

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry (Pryce) escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Gilliam’s dystopian epic remains among his best, blending his trademark visual inventiveness with a vicious brand of social satire. Unique and essential.” (Empire Magazine)

“It’s like a stoned, slapstick 1984: a nightmare comedy in which the comedy is just an aspect of the nightmarishness.” (The New Yorker)

“Terry Gilliam’s ferociously creative black comedy is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention — every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight.” (Chicago Reader)

Sunday, July 28
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 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.

BRAZIL (Terry Gilliam, 1985 / 132 min / 14A) A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

“Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.” Join us as we toast and honour the late Jerry Lewis with one of his most unusual (but entirely memorable) cinematic turns, as talk show host Jerry Langford in director Martin Scorsese‘s withering, brilliant social satire THE KING OF COMEDY. Rupert Pupkin (Robert… Continue Reading

Heat

Heat

Michael Mann‘s star-studded crime drama HEAT packs as much of a punch today as it did upon its release in 1995 (and it will continue to enthrall movie-lovers with the “Definitive Director’s Edition” Blu-Ray is released on May 9). As such, we thought it was a prime time to re-visit this classic in prime time,… Continue Reading

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

“Are you talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.” The Rio Theatre‘s series of classics continues with one of our all-time most requested titles, Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver. Scripted by Paul Schrader (who also wrote Raging Bull), Scorsese’s psychological thriller offers one of the quintessential cinematic captures of New York City at peak… Continue Reading

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Join us at the Rio Theatre for another title in our summer series of classic films, director Martin Scorsese‘s Raging Bull. An indisputable cinematic triumph, this black and white bipic is one of the greatest films of the 1980s, and frequently described as Scorsese’s “magnum opus.” The ambitious sports film follows the dramatic life story of… Continue Reading

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

“For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.” For a career in which virtually every film is some kind of career high, it could be argued that Martin… Continue Reading

The Godfather: Part II (Double Bill)

The Godfather: Part II (Double Bill)

We’re gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse…. Mario Puzo’s best-selling saga of the Italian-American Corleone crime family, THE GODFATHER, was adapted by Francis Ford Coppola into not one, but two of the most acclaimed (not to mention influential) films ever put to celluloid. For a time, THE GODFATHER was the highest grossing picture… Continue Reading