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Fargo

Fargo

The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on January 10 with a winter-y classic from directors Joel and Ethan Cohen, FARGO.

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt… but he’s got a plan. He’s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It’s going to be a snap and nobody’s going to get hurt… until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing – and extremely pregnant – investigator who’ll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom… you betcha! Starring Frances McDormand (in her Oscar-winning role, yaaaah), Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy,

“The Coen Brothers are among the most able practitioners in America and this film is one of their best attempts to turn a familiar genre — the True Crime drama — into something miles away from the ordinary.” (The Guardian)

Friday, January 10
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 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 OK.  Please redeem at the door.

FARGO (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1996 / 98 mins / 18A) A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.

The Dead Don’t Die

The Dead Don’t Die

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

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The Big Lebowski BZZR Garden

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Ghost World

Ghost World

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POSTPONED: The Big Lebowski

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Seven total strangers team up for the perfect crime. They don’t know each other’s name… But they’ve got each other’s colour. In 1992, Quentin Tarantino‘s mind-blowlingly stylish, explosive heist-gone-awry masterpiece RESERVOIR DOGS was unleashed; in addition to cleaning up at film festivals around the world, it both launched and cemented the career of one cinema’s… Continue Reading