CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Nominated for four Oscars – including Best Picture and Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, scribe James Ivory took home the little man for Best Adapted Screenplay. One of 2017’s best, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a quiet, sumptuous tale centred on a blooming romance.
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Chalamet), is a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
“One of the year’s most romantic movies, and also one of the best.” (Toronto Star)
“You don’t just watch Luca Guadagnino’s movies, you swoon into them.” (New York Times)
“Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio’s life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand.” (Variety)
“First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn’t just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.” (The Wrap)
Monday, March 19
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Luca Guadigno, 2017 / 132 mins / 14A) It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.