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The Road

The Road

Viggo Mortensen delivers a powerful performance in THE ROAD, a dystopian, post-apocalyptic survival film based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name. Set in a bleak, American wasteland of the future, what’s left of the USA is a grim, gray shadow of itself following a catastrophe. A man (Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) wander through this world, trying to keep the dream of civilization alive. They journey toward the sea, surviving as best they can on what they can scavenge, and try to avoid roving gangs of savage humans who will turn them into slaves, or worse. Also starring Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall.

“…. A resounding triumph. Stunning landscape photography sets the melancholy mood, and Nick Cave’s wrenching score reinforces it. But it is the performances that ultimately hold the film together.” (Time Out)

“A Trojan-horse blockbuster that promises the wham-bam of apocalypse while actually delivering the quiet pain of human intimacy, THE ROAD might just be one of the most heartfelt end-of-the-world movies yet made.” (Times UK)

The most arresting aspect of “The Road” is just how fully the filmmakers have realized this bleak, blighted landscape of a modern society reduced to savagery.” (New York Times)

One of the most chillingly effective visions of the world’s end ever put on screen — and a heart-rending study of parenthood, to boot.” (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, October 8
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE ROAD (John Hillcoat, 2009 / 111 mins / 14A) A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there.

 

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