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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

The Rio Theatre is very pleased to partner with JFL Northwest for a very special, one night only engagement of graphic novelist Dash Shaw’s upcoming animated feature MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA. From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school… Continue Reading

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, OCEAN WAVES is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student… Continue Reading

Nerdland

Nerdland

NERDLAND is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter ELLIOT and aspiring actor JOHN, whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous — or infamous — then… Continue Reading

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji’s objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. EVANGELION: 1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE is remake of the first six episodes of GAINAX’s famous 1996 anime series.… Continue Reading

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, based on the director’s own epic science fantasy fairytale adventure manga (1982-1994), is one of our… Continue Reading

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) is one of their most popular titles. The film follows the story of 13-year-old Kiki, who moves to a… Continue Reading

Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on… Continue Reading

Phantom Boy

Phantom Boy

An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls. The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat in Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.… Continue Reading

The Secret of NIMH

The Secret of NIMH

Frustrated with Walt Disney studio’s reluctance to produce the more traditional, full-length animated feature films they were known for, acclaimed animator Don Bluth and a number of his colleagues left with the intent of creating movies in the style of the old classics; The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced (he also… Continue Reading

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