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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

“Damn! We’re in a tight spot!”

Joel and Ethan Coen‘s quirky sensibilities were in complete and total order in their 2000 crime caper O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, which is getting some much-deserved screen time at the Rio Theatre for it’s 20th Anniversary this November.

The story follows three convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) whose collective eye is focused on retrieving a cache of hidden money following a jailbreak in Depression-era Mississippi as they embark on an epic journey (that bears more than a few similarities to Homer’s “Odyssey”).

Along the way, they fast-talk their way out of jams, sidestep alluring riverside sirens, and record a hit country song as the Soggy Bottom Boys. Stacked to the gills with old-time musicians and roots artists including Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, and the late Ralph Stanley (to name just a few), the O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? soundtrack went platinum eight times over and threw down the gauntlet at the rigid Music Row establishment – not to mention becoming a milestone in the development of the “Americana” genre as an alternative to commercial country radio. With John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning.

“It’s a wild, whacked-out wonder.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Saturday, November 14
Doors 7:50 pm | Movie 8:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Monday, November 16
Doors 6:10 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, November 22 Final Screening!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK 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.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000 / 106 mins / PG) Ulysses Everett McGill is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar and maladjusted Pete, then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) seems to have it pretty good in 2084 A.D. A heavily muscled construction worker, he boasts a beautiful wife, Lori (Sharon Stone), good friends, and a technologically advanced home featuring video phones and even video walls. But he is haunted by dreams of a mysterious brunette woman and the red wastelands… Continue Reading

The Road

The Road

Viggo Mortensen delivers a powerful performance in THE ROAD, a dystopian, post-apocalyptic survival film based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name. Set in a bleak, American wasteland of the future, what’s left of the USA is a grim, gray shadow of itself following a catastrophe. A man (Mortensen) and his… Continue Reading

The Dark Divide (With Filmmaker Q&A!)

The Dark Divide (With Filmmaker Q&A!)

THE DARK DIVIDE is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle’s (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Debra Messing), the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington’s Gifford… Continue Reading

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

In this classic Universal monster movie (originally released in 3D), a scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom… Continue Reading

Tron

Tron

As Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is ‘digitalized’ by a laser and finds himself inside ‘The Grid’, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program (MCP). With the help of a security program called ‘TRON’, Flynn seeks to free The Grid… Continue Reading

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Bill & Ted Face the Music

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life… Continue Reading

Inception

Inception

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Christopher Nolan‘s INCEPTION, a psychological sci-fi action thriller  set “within the architecture of the mind.” DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others – he doesn’t steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets,… Continue Reading

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening!)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening!)

“I know you are, but what am I?” Tell ’em, “Large Marge sent ya” to the Rio Theatre this July, as we tip our hat to one of the ultimate touchstones for 80’s kids, Pee Wee Herman, with a special 35th Anniversary screening of PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE. Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) was already… Continue Reading

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Monty Python animator Terry Gilliams‘ humorous 1981 fantasy TIME BANDITS follows the story of a young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time. Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. Particularly amusing… Continue Reading