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My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Ross Lynch, in a breakout performance) is an awkward teenager in suburban America, struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff). But this camaraderie can’t mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, director Marc Meyers‘s MY FRIEND DAHMER offers a thought-provoking, chillingly human portrait of the young Dahmer in at a time when his bizarre, ultimately telling behaviours and tendencies emerged- slowly transforming him as he edged closer to the serial killer he’d become.

Sunday, November 26
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, November 27
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Thursday, November 30
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Minors permitted in the balcony.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

“A warped wonder of a movie about a cannibalistic serial killer’s awkward teenage years-it takes twisted to areas few have investigated.” (Rolling Stone)

“Writer-director Marc Meyers turns Backderf’s celebrated book into an absorbing, dramatized portrait of casual cruelty and teenage desperation, equal parts ‘The Virgin Suicides’ and ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’.” (Time Out)

“It’s a nuanced and sad high school movie, a portrait of lonely, damaged youth that only gradually reveals itself as the origin story of a psychopath.” (NPR)

MY FRIEND DAHMER (Marc Meyers, 2017 / 107 mins / 18A) Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

In writer-director Edgar Wright‘s (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD) pulsating thrill-ride BABY DRIVER, Ansel Elgort stars as a very young, very talented and somewhat hearing impaired getaway driver named Baby who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman of… Continue Reading

VIFF: Paradox

VIFF: Paradox

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

VIFF: Have a Nice Day

VIFF: Have a Nice Day

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

VIFF: Lowlife

VIFF: Lowlife

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

VIFF: At the End of the Tunnel

VIFF: At the End of the Tunnel

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

VIFF: Loving Vincent

VIFF: Loving Vincent

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

Good Time

Good Time

The Safdie Brothers‘ (Ben and Joshua) much-deserved rapturous reception for their dazzling crime heist thriller GOOD TIME at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where it was in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or) makes it must-see viewing – in addition to being one of this summer’s most stylish sleepers, it also affords Robert Pattinson a… Continue Reading

Rashomon

Rashomon

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience’s response to time – there was Akira Kurosawa‘s indelibly awesome (not to mention monumentally influential) RASHOMON. Brimming with action while… Continue Reading

Zodiac

Zodiac

The American Genre Film Archive‘s new remaster of director Tom Hanson‘s exploitative cinematic oddity THE ZODIAC KILLER, is getting some big screen time at the Rio Theatre as part of a double bill with David Fincher‘s cult-classic ZODIAC (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) on Sunday, August 13. Tom Hanson – who… Continue Reading

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