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Director: Ethan Coen

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy’s grim, darkly funny novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, highly cinematic modern Western. This story of a Vietnam vet who stumbles upon a drug deal gone horribly awry – dead bodies, $2 million dollars cash, and a hoard of heroin in the empty Texas desert – is bolstered by powerful lead performances from Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity.” (Empire Magazine)

“The Coens squeeze us without mercy in a vise of tension and suspense, but only to force us to look into an abyss of our own making.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sunday, August 2
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, August 5
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 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.

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.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007 / 122 mins / 18A) While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date. With Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and Trey… Continue Reading

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Lights. Camera. Abduction! Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest colourful caper, HAIL, CAESAR!, is a totally entertaining love letter to Hollywood’s post-war Golden era that follows a single day in the life of studio fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), tasked wiith cleaning up and solving problems for all the industry’s heavyweights. Things get dicey when studio… Continue Reading