To mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Rio Theatre will be screening director Volker Schlöndorff’s (THE TIN DRUM) adaptation of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood‘s chilling of dystopian thriller THE HANDMAID’S TALE.
In a futuristic, theocratic and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid — a sexual slave that serves as a surrogate for couples who desire children but who are unable to have them themselves. She works for the cold Serena (Faye Dunaway) and her cruel husband, the commander (Robert Duvall). Offred is in love with the commander’s chauffeur Nick (Aidan Quinn) and must find a way to bear a child before she is shipped off to the wastelands. Also starring Elizabeth McGovern and Victoria Tennant.
Wednesday, March 8
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Single tickets $10 HERE in advance | $12 at the door
*Minors OK! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Volker Schlöndorff, 1990 / 108 mins / 18A) In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.