What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate-and a ruthless crime boss-connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.
Saturday, May 19
Doors 5:50 pm | Movie 6:10 pm *Sharp! Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
“Director Ryan Prows’ whimsically dark and fantastically entertaining film has emerged from left field to demand a place on your radar. Set up a Google alert for ‘LOWLIFE release date’. You’ll be glad you did.” (Nerdist)
“Rarely does a film live up to its title as well as LOWLIFE. Equal parts absurd comedy and surrealist bloodbath, it’s a shocking and often-hilarious story of a bunch of derelicts told over a few days in Los Angeles.” (/Film)
“An adrenaline rush designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied.” (RogerEbert.com)
“The bloody, bizarro highlight of this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, LOWLIFE lives up to its name and then some… A captivating feature debut.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official site www.LowLifetheMovie.com
LOWLIFE (Ryan Prows, 2017 / 98 mins /English with Spanish subtitles) The lives of an addict, a Luchador, a cartel organ smuggler, and an ex-con collide in this wildly original crime/drama/blacker-than-black comedy/thriller that’s as informed by Mexican subcultures as it is by American cinema.