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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick‘s lush (if not quietly satirical) adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Victorian-era novel features a career-high performance from Ryan O’Neal as the titular protagonist in a complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society that, ultimately, has no use for him. Set in a rural Irish village in the 18th century, BARRY LYNDON follows the plight of a likeable young farm boy who changes into a conniving, manipulative rogue who finds himself homeless after taking part in a fake duel before being captured by a Prussian highwayman, meeting up with a spy, and having his fortunes change when he marries a wealthy, titled woman in order to secure his future. Also starring Marisa Berenson, Leon Vitali,

“Cynical, ironic, and suffused with seductive natural lighting, BARRY LYNDON is a complex character piece of a hapless man doomed by Georgian society.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Stanley Kubrick‘s magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras.” (The Village Voice)

“The expressive authority of Kubrick’s direction is breathtaking.” (Total Film)

Sunday, June 3
Movie 8:15 pm
*Start time subject to change; screens as part of a double bill with FILMWORKER at 6:15 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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 good for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick, 1975 / 184 mins / PG) In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.

The Shining

The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” We all need a good dose of winter-y horror, don’t we? And there’s nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a double bill (because baby when it’s cold out – you need layers!) featuring Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece THE SHINING followed by John Carpenter‘s THE THING on… Continue Reading

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

“Let me see your war face.” Stanley Kubrick‘s under-seen (and under-appreciated) FULL METAL JACKET is an unflinching two-act stunner, and deserves its rightful place among the top films ever made about America’s involvement in Vietnam. Based on Gustav Hasford‘s novel ‘The Short Timers,’ the story unfolds from the perspective of a young marine (Matthew Modine),… Continue Reading

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

“Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.” Join us on Wednesday, July 18 for a screening of director Stanley Kubrick‘s cold war classic DR. STRANGELOVE. Loosely based on Peter George‘s thriller novel ‘Red Alert,’ DR. STRANGELOVE concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on… Continue Reading